EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Snohomish County health officials are considering a ban on e-cigarettes and vaping in public places.
The Snohomish Health District says it wants to prevent growing use among teens and to protect people against potential risks of second-hand exposure. It says vapor products aren’t largely unregulated.
KING-TV reports that King, Pierce, Grant and Clark counties already ban e-cigarette smoking in public.
Vape shop owners say the products help smokers quit. Vape shop owner Joe Baba says a ban on public vaping would cause several vape shops to close because it would outlaw taste-testing.
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The health district is taking public comments this month.
Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com