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Bill to Regulate E-cigarettes Clears California Legislative Hurdle

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The California State Senate on Thursday passed a bill to regulate electronic cigarettes as tobacco products, sending the measure to the Assembly where a similar bill died earlier this year. The bill by State Senator Mark Leno, a Democrat from San Francisco, would ban the use of e-cigarettes, also known as vapor cigarettes or vapes, in the workplace, at schools and other places where cigarettes already are forbidden, and would require that they be sold in child-resistant packaging. Sale of e-cigarettes to minors already is banned but the bill would require businesses wishing to sell them to obtain a license. E-cigarettes generally contain nicotine, drawn into the lungs after it is heated in a flavored liquid. The vapor also contains some formaldehyde and other chemicals, according to Leno. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/domesticNews/~3/GisubeYQi5g/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com