A proposed piece of legislation would ban electronic cigarettes from workplaces, schools, restaurants and hospitals in California.
California Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, says “e-cigs” would be classified as tobacco products under Senate Bill 140.
Leno’s bill also bans the devices from public transportation.
Electronic cigarettes and other “vaping” devices deliver nicotine in a smokeless, vapor form.
Advocates argue that vaping is safer than smoking tobacco products.
Leno’s bill is sponsored by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the American Heart Association and American Lung Association.