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Biz Owner Challenges E-Cigarette Ban

Carlbad passed a ban earlier this month

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    Carlsbad is the second city in San Diego County to ban e-cigarettes. Vista passed a similar measure last October.

    The co-owner of an e-cigarette and vape bar in Carlsbad will challenge a recent city ban on e-cigarettes.
       
    Dan Daniel with Mix Vapes will be speaking at a city council meeting at 10 on Tuesday.

    The city's ban cites a 2009 FDA study that showed e-cigarettes release carcinogens, but Daniel arguest that the data in that study is outdated.

    Carlsbad Leaders Consider E-Cigarette Ban

    [DGO] Carlsbad Leaders Consider E-Cigarette Ban
    Carlsbad city leaders met Tuesday to make a decision on an ordinance that bans the use of E-cigarette wherever smoking is prohibited. NBC 7's Megan Tevrizian reports. (Published Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013)

    Last week, the Carlsbad City Council voted to ban smoke e-cigarettes in businesses or restaurants. The ban will take effect after the New Year.  E-cigarette business owners, however, maintain that vaping can actually help people quit smoking.

    “It’s not a ban on the product, but it will protect the public health from what’s essentially an unknown and unregulated product,” said Lorenzo Higley, chairperson of the San Diego Tobacco Control Coalition.

    E-cigarettes don’t contain tobacco. Instead, users inhale vaporized liquid that usually contains nicotine.