E-cigs could be treated as tobacco
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County wants to strengthen its law when it comes to electronic cigarettes, aligning it with tobacco products.
The devices, which are called e-cigs, or vaporizers, emit water vapor instead of smoke. These e-cigarettes have become more popular as traditional tobacco is banned or restricted increasingly at public places.
But local ordinances have not kept up with the new trend in smokeless cigarettes.
"We have limited regulation in the county as far as e-cigarettes," Forsyth County Attorney Ken Jarrard said.