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Bradley County first in Tennessee to ban e-cigarettes in government buildings

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BRADLEY COUNTY, TN (Times Free Press) - Bradley County has become the first municipality in Tennessee to ban the use of electronic cigarettes and other vapor-generating products within all buildings owned or leased by the county.

Commissioners voted 9-1 late Monday night in favor of the ban sponsored by Commissioner Charlotte Peak-Jones.

“I believe we are kind of gunning for e-cigarette users, and I can’t support that,” said Commissioner Jeff Yarber, who cast the sole opposing vote. “The studies I’ve seen on e-cigarettes and vapor products are inconclusive as far as [the effects] being negative.”

Peak-Jones said the prohibition is not intended to go users of the products.

Read more from our news partners at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

A few weeks ago, about two dozen e-cigarette vendors and users addressed the Bradley County Commission about the proposed ban.
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