E-Cigarettes Ban Sparks Support, Disdain on Social Media

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    Philadelphia City Council voted unanimously to ban e-cigarettes today.

    People weighed in on Twitter on the ban and the pros and cons of e-cigarettes. The battery operated devices heat flavored liquids and produce a vapor which is inhaled by the user. Vaping is a term used to describe the action of using an e-cigarette. Suzanne Parratt tweeted that she turned a City Hall security guard onto 'vaping' while visiting City Council chambers. 

    City Councilman Bill Greenlee introduced the legislation that bans e-cigarettes in public under the "Public Places-Prohibited Conduct" section of city code and restricts the sale of the devices to minors. Council voted 15-0 in favor of the ban. 

    Check out the social media e-cigarettes diatribe below.