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Tompkins County to consider adding e-cigarettes to smoking ban

Tompkins County to consider adding e-cigarettes to smoking ban

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Lawmakers in Tompkins County could take the next step Tuesday night to restrict the use of e-cigarettes in certain places across the county.

In July, the county’s board of health recommended that lawmakers change current policies on smoking to include e-cigarettes.

With approval Tuesday night, lawmakers would hold a hearing in September on the proposal to ban the use of the products in workplaces, restaurants and bars.

Some have widely criticized the use of e-cigarettes, saying it’s unclear what health effects their use may have on a person.

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