UPDATED: 1/15/2014 – 4:00 p.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — Smokers who’ve switched to electronic cigarettes will have to take their new habit outside with traditional smokers, after aldermen approved new limits on e-cigarettes on Wednesday.
The City Council voted 45-4 to add e-cigarettes to the list of tobacco products that are banned inside virtually any building open to the public in Chicago. Only private homes and vehicles, designated smoking rooms at hotels, and retail tobacco shops are exempt from the city’s indoor smoking ban. Smoking also is banned anywhere within 15 feet of a building entrance.