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LA City Council restricts use of e-cigarettes in public places

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MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 20:  Julia Boyle enjoys an electronic cigarette at the Vapor Shark store on February 20, 2014 in Miami, Florida. As the popularity of E- cigarettes continue to grow, leading U.S. tobacco companies such as Altria Group Inc. the maker of Marlboro cigarettes are annoucing plans to launch their own e-cigarettes as they start to pose a small but growing competitive threat to traditional smokes.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Julia Boyle enjoys an electronic cigarette at the Vapor Shark store on February 20, 2014 in Miami, Florida.

The ban is expected to be signed into law by Mayor Eric Garcetti and when it goes into effect would treat e-cigarettes just like regular cigarettes.

The LA City Council voted yesterday to ban the use of e-cigarettes, also called "vaping," in restaurants, bars, parks, and other public places.

The ban is expected to be signed into law by Mayor Eric Garcetti and when it goes into effect would treat e-cigarettes just like regular cigarettes. But there is an exception, the use of e-cigarettes would still be allowed in vaping stores and lounges.

Joining us to talk about the impact of the ban on his business is Brandon O'Connell. He is the head of marketing for VapeDay, a vape store and lounge in the Carthay neighborhood of Los Angeles.

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