Will California Crack Down on E-Cigarettes?

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Electronic cigarettes would be regulated like other tobacco products under a bill passed by the California State Senate last week. The legislation, which heads to the Assembly Friday, would prohibit public e-cigarette usage wherever the real thing is currently banned. Backers of the bill say the battery-powered disposable devices, which produce a nicotine vapor, still pose health risks to users and those around them. But industry groups say e-cigarettes provide a safer alternative to smokers looking to quit.

Interview Highlights

Guests:

Ellen Corbett, state senator representing District 10

Michael Siegel, Professor of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health

Stanton Glantz, professor in the Division of Cardiology at the UCSF School of Medicine

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