L.A. City Council voted in favor of extending city bans on cigarettes to include e-cigarettes and vaporizers. In any location where traditional smoking is banned, namely restaurants, bars, and other nightlife establishments, e-cigarettes and vaporizers are now banned as well by city ordinance.
This has caused considerable debate and, in some cases, protest as many business owners are vape-friendly. Business owners argue that vaporizers are truly inoffensive as they don’t produce the clouds of smoke that can harm lungs and businesses alike.
Many local business owners believe that offering the option for smokers to use vaporizers while remaining inside where they can then continue to purchase food and beverages is a distinct business advantage.