Smokers Turning to E-Cigarettes Thanks to Ban

By: Liz Hayes Email
By: Liz Hayes Email

Smokers have one last weekend to smoke freely in bars and restaurants.

The statewide smoking ban goes into effect Monday, and it has some smokers turning to electronic cigarettes.

Debbie Goerg, 44, has been a smoker for 25 years and has tried to quit.

She isn't pleased with the ban but says she saw it coming.

She plans on using electronic cigarettes when she can't have the real thing.

"This produces a vapor, a mist if you's not.. there's no chemicals, there's no smell, it's just basically water vapor that's blown into the air when you exhale," she said.

The e-cigarettes contain nicotine and different flavored cartridges, but don't produce smoke.

She says it costs about $25 for 150 cartridges compared to about $70 for 200 real cigarettes.

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