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Nelson council to ponder e-cigarette ban

A Nelson city councillor wants a ban on electronic cigarettes in public buildings and the workplace.

Robin Cherbo – who is a staunch anti smoking advocate- is citing a recent report by the World Health Organisation.

It says toxins and second-hand nicotine vapour from the devices is still an unknown health risk and governments should consider regulation.

We asked Cherbo if society should go a little easier on e-cigarette users because many people are trying to quit conventional cigarettes.

Cherbo wants his proposal for a workplace ban put to a council vote.

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