Councilman wants to curb e-cigarette use

Councilman wants to curb e-cigarette use

SAN DIEGO — Councilman Mark Kersey proposed Thursday that the city of San Diego implement regulations to address the proliferation of electronic cigarettes, more commonly known as e-cigarettes.

e-cigaretteKersey sent a memo to the City’s Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee asking for the issue to be put on the docket for consideration.  Kersey said he wants to see e-cigarettes regulated like tobacco products.

“You should need a tobacco permit from the city to sell them,” said Kersey. “You should not be able to sell them to minors obviously, and you should not be able to consume them in public places where others are around.”

Chicago, Los Angeles and New York have banned e-cigarettes in restaurants and public places and, locally, so have Carlsbad, Vista and Poway.

“People should have a choice of whether they want to smoke or do the e-cigs,” said Tony Wilson who is against the regulations…

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