Wis. Bill Would allow use of E-Cigarettes Indoors

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin lawmakers are considering a bill that would let smokers use electronic cigarettes indoors.

The bill is up for a committee vote Thursday and would need to pass both chambers before becoming law. Lawmakers are scheduled to work only two more days before the end of the session.

Sen. Glenn Grothman introduced the bill last week. The West Bend Republican says he's never smoked regular cigarettes but he's tried an e-cigarette and couldn't smell the vapor.

Doctors have opposed allowing the devices indoors before researchers can study potential hazards of e-cigarette vapor.

The devices use a heating coil to turn a flavored and nicotine-laced liquid into a vapor that users inhale. Supporters of the bill tout e-cigarettes as a way to quit smoking.


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