Erie county legislature passes e-cigarette ban

Daryl Cura demonstrates an e-cigarette at Vape store in Chicago, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — After months of considering banning e-cigarettes in public places, the Erie County Legislature has put it to a vote.

The legislature decided Thursday to follow in the path of the City of Buffalo, which passed new regulations on e-cigarettes in early February. The legislature passed the public ban in a 9-1 vote.

E-cigarettes won’t be banned outdoors, they’ll follow the same rules and restrictions normal cigarettes do, namely not indoors and in public places.

The popular smoking device has been both lauded and criticized for its merits in helping smokers quit, but introducing young teens to tobacco products. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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