Understanding Illinois: E-cigarettes a Breath of Fresh Air?

NowlanBy Jim Nowlan
Outside Columnist

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel recently pushed through his city council a prohibition of “smoking” electronic or e-cigarettes in any public spaces that ban smoking of tobacco cigarettes.

Is that a good idea? The issue is sure to come before the Illinois Generally Assembly.

As with nearly all public issues, the matter sharply divides those who see e-cigarettes as a cessation of smoking tool versus those who see the use of e-cigarettes as a gateway for youth to the smoking of the real thing.Login or Subscribe to read the rest of this story.

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