Jan 23, 2015
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The BART Board of Directors on Thursday moved to ban the use of e-cigarettes and similar vaporizing devices in trains and stations.

Thursday’s vote to update the transit agency’s no-smoking policy is the first of two readings. The board is expected to formally adopt the ordinance Feb. 12.

“A number of complaints have reached the Board of Directors about people using electronic cigarettes and vaping devices on BART property,” Director Robert Raburn said. “Other transit providers have enacted prohibitions that we now propose to enact.”

Riders can expect to see new signage in stations and trains to ensure riders know about the new ban, BART said.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.