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Should Electronic Cigarettes Be Banned In Public Places?

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GENESEE COUNTY, Mich. (WLNS) - Officials in Genesee County are considering pushing for new restrictions on electronic cigarettes that could end with the devices being banned in places like bars and resturaunts.

Our media partners at MLive report that Genesee County Commissioner Archie Bailey asked the county's health department to come up with reccomendations for regulating electronic cigarettes.

Some places across the country already have bans in place, like New York City, which doesn't allow the use of the e-cigarettes indoors at public places. New Jersey and Utah have statewide restrictions as well.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not have any rules in place for the devices, but says it is looking to do so in the future.

Opponents of the bans say the regulations would make people who quit tobacco go back to smoking.

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