City eyeing crackdown on e-cigarettes

Posted: 11/27/2013

From Chicago Sun-Times:

Chicago would ban e-cigarettes wherever smoking is prohibited and snuff out the sale of menthol and flavored tobacco products in a wider area around schools, under a mayoral crackdown timed to coincide with a cigarette tax hike of 75 cents a pack.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is joining forces with Aldermen Will Burns (4th) and Edward Burke (14th) to target products used to lure teen smokers into a lifetime addiction.

Their first ordinance would regulate e-cigarettes as "tobacco products" subject to Chicago's smoking ban. Read more.