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Pima County is looking to expand its tough anti-tobacco rules.
Nothing in Arizona law precludes using an electronic cigarette where real cigarettes are banned.
The proposal would include all UA property, indoors and out.
Arizona’s recent ban on e-cigarette sales to minors may sound sensible, but some lawmakers and health experts believe it’s actually a step in the wrong direction.
The increasing popularity and uncertain health hazards of e-cigarettes have prompted many of Tucson’s school districts to ban the products from school and district campuses.
Students, staff and members of the public can no longer smoke e-cigarettes on school grounds in the Tucson Unified School District.
The Tucson Unified School District is looking to ban the use of e-cigarettes by students, staff and the public on school grounds.
An e-cigarette includes a tank to hold the liquid, a vaporizer, a wick system and a battery that runs the heating element. "You're getting the same effects as smoking but without all the effects that people hate," said Keith Reinhart, owner of the vapor lounge.
Allen Epley exhales the product of vaporized "juice" from his e-cigarette at Old Pueblo Vapor Lounge, 5470 E. Speedway. The vapor is free of tar and comes in various flavors, including fruits, chocolate and tobacco.
Old Pueblo Vapor Lounge is the latest local business to offer an electronic alternative to conventional cigarettes.