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California uber alles.

Via LA Times:

California has applied the brakes to slow the vaping craze after Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed legislation to prohibit electronic cigarette use in restaurants, theaters, schools and other public places where smoking is already banned.

Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) said the new law — which will take effect June 9 — is needed because vaping has become especially popular with middle and high school kids.

“Ensuring that e-cigarettes fall under California’s comprehensive smoke-free laws is critical to protecting public health, especially given the alarming rate at which young people are picking up these devices,” Leno said Wednesday after the governor signed his bill.

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