San Diego regulates e-cigarettes

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Updated: 7/29/2014 11:15 am

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego is the latest California city to prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes in all places where conventional smoking is banned.

U-T San Diego reports the City Council unanimously passed the new rules on Monday.

The legislation also regulates how e-cigarettes can be sold, requiring special permits for businesses that sell them and prohibiting sales from vending machines.

A representative from the industry brought a petition to the council containing more than 900 signatures in opposition to the regulations. Supporters of the devices say there's no medical evidence that e-cigarettes are harmful.

The council agreed to revisit the issue in three years so they can examine additional research at that time.

Los Angeles and Long Beach are among the cities that have regulated the devices.

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