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Huffing and Puffing

Huffing and Puffing

A bill to restrict the use of vapor products, often called “electronic cigarettes” and “e-cigs,” is before the Baltimore City Council, prompting a well-attended Oct. 7 public hearing on the bill before the council’s Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Committee. Comments by the committee’s chair, James Kraft (D-1st District), and the dozen or so people who testified mirrored the ongoing, international debate over whether “vaping” is a public-health threat or a public-health miracle. In the end, Kraft announced that the bill’s current scope—it would, most importantly, ban vaping wherever smoking is currently prohibited,...

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