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Julia Boyle enjoys an electronic cigarette as she waits for customers at the Vapor Shark store on April 24, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Brandon Leidel, CEO, Director of Operations Vapor Shark, said he welcomes the annoucement by the Food and Drug Administration that they are proposing the first federal regulations on electronic cigarettes, which would ban sales of the popular devices to anyone under 18 and require makers to gain FDA approval for their products. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Ban On Indoor Use Of E-Cigarettes Begins In Chicago

Earlier this year, the City Council voted to add e-cigarettes to the city’s indoor smoking ban, which prohibits smoking in bars, restaurants, and inside most other public buildings. Effective Tuesday, use of e-cigarettes has been added to that ban.

04/29/2014

Julia Boyle enjoys an electronic cigarette as she waits for customers at the Vapor Shark store on April 24, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Brandon Leidel, CEO, Director of Operations Vapor Shark, said he welcomes the annoucement by the Food and Drug Administration that they are proposing the first federal regulations on electronic cigarettes, which would ban sales of the popular devices to anyone under 18 and require makers to gain FDA approval for their products. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Chicago Beats Feds To Regulation Of ‘E-Cigs’

They’re called e-cigarettes. While the battery-operated device has its critics, some say it has helped them stop smoking. CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

04/24/2014

A woman lights up. (file/AFP Getty Images)

City Touts Decline In Teen Smoking

Fewer than 11 percent of Chicago high school students reported smoking last year.

04/15/2014

A woman smoking an 'Blu' e-cigarette. (Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Durbin Seeks Federal Regulation Of E-Cigarettes

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and others were calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to crack down on what they say are efforts to market electronic cigarettes to children.

04/14/2014

A woman smoking an 'Blu' e-cigarette. (Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

City Council Bans E-Cigarettes Indoors

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.

01/15/2014

A woman smoking an electronic cigarette. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Aldermen Consider Ban On E-Cigarettes

If you’ve taken up use of electronic cigarettes in an effort to kick the habit – or simply get your nicotine fix without the smoke – you might soon have to find another option in most places in Chicago.

12/09/2013

A woman smoking an 'Blu' e-cigarette. (Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

City Eyeing Crackdown On E-Cigarettes

Chicago would ban e-cigarettes wherever smoking is prohibited and snuff out the sale of menthol and flavored tobacco products in a wider area around schools, under a mayoral crackdown timed to coincide with a cigarette tax hike of 75 cents a pack.

11/23/2013