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At first glance, the Rogers Public Library’s ban on electronic cigarettes has the appearance of the nanny state run amok. After all, these are not tobacco products. They are, rather, a response to the move to ban smoking in public places. The battery-powered devices deliver their nicotine without smoke, but through inhalation of water vapor. Second-hand smoke, of course, was the primary side-effect of real cigarettes by which health advocates achieved a ban on smoking in public buildings.

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Opinion, Pages 5 on 04/19/2013

Print Headline: E-Cigarettes? Library Foretells Looming Debate

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