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Kona council member wants e-cigs banned from beaches

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KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - Hawaii County Council member Dru Kanuha is proposing to ban electronic cigarettes and vaporizers from county beaches, parks and facilities.

West Hawaii Today (http://is.gd/7xmK4Q) reports that Kanuha is sponsoring a bill that is scheduled to be reviewed Tuesday by the council's Public Safety and Mass Transit Committee.

The public can comment on the measure at the afternoon meeting at the West Hawaii Civic Center.

Kanuha says the bill follows the state's lead on the issue.

He says the bill also takes into account complaints he's heard from people who feel "their air is violated by the use" of the electronic devices.

Kanuha also sponsored a bill that recently went into effect that bans sales of e-cigarettes and tobacco products to people younger than 21.

Information from: West Hawaii Today, http://www.westhawaiitoday.com

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