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LA’s top doctor wants Washington to regulate e-cigarettes
Southern California Public Radio

The Director of Public Health for Los Angeles County, Jonathan Fielding, cut short his vacation to join officials from New York, Boston and Chicago in the nation’s capitol Thursday to ask the federal government to regulate electronic cigarettes.

Cities have taken the lead in regulating the non-combustible tobacco. Last month, the City of Los Angeles updated the municipal code that prohibits e-cigarettes in all smoke-free areas — indoor workplaces, restaurants, bars and nightclubs, parks, beaches and farmers markets.

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