Vice Mayor Asks Urban Co. Council To Consider E-Cig Ban

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Vice Mayor Linda Gorton asked the city to consider adding electronic cigarettes to Fayette County’s smoking ban.

According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, Vice Mayor Linda Gorton sent an e-mail Monday to the Urban County Council that proposed talking about the potential change.

E-cigarettes are currently banned in some other Central Kentucky cities.

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Lexington was the first city in Kentucky to ban cigarette smoking back in 2003.

E-cigarettes are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.

Many who support banning the e-cigs said there had not been enough research into the potential health risks associated with electronic cigarettes.