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Prince George’s County Delays Electronic Cigarette Ban

November
2013

Prince George’s County council member Ingrid Turner recently proposed legislation that would ban electronic cigarette use, which is currently unregulated, in restaurants and bars. However, Dr. Pamela Clark, a researcher at the University of Maryland, is currently conducting a $19 million study on the health effects of electronic cigarette use, and states that her research has not yet showed major health risks associated with e-cigarette use. The Prince George’s County Council has delayed voting on the legislation until the results of the study are released.