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TTC to consider banning e-cigarette "vaping"
Commissioners will vote on an amended bylaw in the fall
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With e-cigarettes becoming more popular, the TTC board will be debating whether to ban the use of the products from property.

Staff are working on amending a bylaw and commissioners are expected to vote on the matter in the fall.

"We have a responsibility to protect both our employees and our customers who ride the system," TTC spokesman Brad Ross tells Newstalk 1010. "E-cigarettes or vaping have become an issue in the last couple of years so we took a look at this."

Ross says there are still too many question marks surrounding e-cigarette vapour.

"The health ramifications, if you will, are still generally unknown."

He says that with more people using e-cigarettes, organizations and governments need to deal with them and have appropriate policies in place.

If commissioners approve a ban, the new rule would be in place in 2015.

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With e-cigarettes becoming more popular, the TTC board will be debating whether to ban the use of the products from property.

Staff are working on amending a bylaw and commissioners are expected to vote on the matter in the fall.

"We have a responsibility to protect both our employees and our customers who ride the system," TTC spokesman Brad Ross tells Newstalk 1010. "E-cigarettes or vaping have become an issue in the last couple of years so we took a look at this."

Ross says there are still too many question marks surrounding e-cigarette vapour.

"The health ramifications, if you will, are still generally unknown."

He says that with more people using e-cigarettes, organizations and governments need to deal with them and have appropriate policies in place.

If commissioners approve a ban, the new rule would be in place in 2015.

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