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February 22, 2014

Up in vapors

Some question ban on e-cigarettes along with regular tobacco

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Nitkin said treating cigarettes and e-cigarettes the same could have more harmful effects.

“Banning e-cigarettes in no-smoking areas could do harm from a public health perspective by signaling to smokers that e-cigarettes pose the same risk as cigarettes and, by that means, inhibits smokers from switching to these far less hazardous products,” Nitkin said.

City council is encouraging public input on the issue at its Tuesday’s meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m. City Hall is located at 303 Palo Pinto St.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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