SANTA MONICA ( — Smoking of e-cigarettes in Santa Monica will now be restricted in the same way as traditional cigarettes.

The City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday night banning their use in public places.

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Currently, people are allowed to use e-cigarettes in bars, restaurants and beyond in the beach-side community.

Under the ordinance, selling to minors will be banned. Vaping will be prohibited in public areas and retailers must have a tobacco license in order to sell e-cigarette products.

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In store smoking at vapor bars will also be banned.

The ordinance will take effect Nov. 13.

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Santa Monica now joins the cities of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills in banning public e-cigarette use.