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Call to amend law to include e-cigarettes

Glen Cove Mayor Reginald Spinello said the city

Glen Cove Mayor Reginald Spinello said the city should amend its ordinances to include e-cigarettes where smoking is prohibited. (Credit: Barry Sloan)

Glen Cove Mayor Reginald Spinello said the city should amend its ordinances to include e-cigarettes where smoking is prohibited, and that the town attorney will look at what language would be needed for a City Council resolution to make the city’s anti-smoking ordinances more comprehensive.

“The hope is that when we talk about ‘no smoking’ they should say that includes e-cigarettes, too,” he said.

Spinello said he wanted the city to follow examples of other municipalities that have enacted similar prohibitions.


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The growing popularity of electronic cigarettes, which use liquid nicotine that is heated and inhaled without a flame, has led to calls for greater regulation. Earlier this month the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that nationwide poisonings from liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes increased from one in September 2010 to 215 this past February.

Tags: E-cigarettes , Glen Cove , smoking ban

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