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LA City Council votes to regulate e-cigarettes, 'vaping' devices

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This September 25, 2013 photo illustration taken in Washington, DC, shows a woman smoking a 'Blu' e-cigarette (electronical cigarette). The National Association of Attorneys General on September 24, issued a letter urging the US Food and Drug Administration to clamp down on the fast-growing e-cigarette market, saying manufacturers are enticing teenagers to smoke with cartoon characters, television ads and bubble-gum flavors. PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images

Sales of e-cigarettes and similar devices are expected to double this year to $1.7 billion, and these faux smokes could outsell their tobacco counterparts within a decade. Yesterday, the L.A. City Council voted to regulate the sale of e-cigarettes and other so-called vaping devices.

For more on this, we're joined by LA City Councilman Paul Koretz. 

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