Los Angeles, continually trying to invade every aspect of everyone’s lives at all times, is now banning air. From the LATimes:
On a 14-0 vote, lawmakers outlawed “vaping” — the practice of inhaling the vapors produced by e-cigarettes — in most work sites and many public places, including parks and certain beaches.
Lawmakers voted to continue allowing e-cigarette use in so-called vaping lounges, where patrons can try the various e-juices that are loaded into the battery-powered devices. And they narrowly defeated a push by the e-cigarette industry to let the practice continue in 21-and-over establishments, such as bars and nightclubs.
Council President Herb Wesson gave a passionate speech about his own decades-long addiction to cigarettes. “When you’re 15, you want to be cool,” he said. “And I will not support anything — anything — that might attract one new smoker.”
Next ban: Being cool.