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E-Cigarettes Banned at Petco Park

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 A hazy area of ballpark rules is getting cleared up. On Thursday, Petco Park officials said that smoking electronic cigarettes is not allowed inside the park.

The e-cigarettes fall under the no-smoking policy inside the Padres’ walls, according to Shana Wilson, even though they don’t contain tobacco. Instead, users inhale vaporized liquid nicotine, a process called vaping.

She said smokers can find designated areas outside the ballpark if they want to light up – or in the case of e-cigarettes, power up.

The rule has not been widely publicized, as multiple e-cigarette users have been spotted smoking in the stands.

Wilson said if fans see it happening, they can tell an usher, who will approach the user and tell them to stop.

Petco Park is just one of multiple areas that have banned vaping.

Poway, Vista, Carlsbad and Oceanside have enacted bans within city limits, and a similar proposal is making its way through the San Diego City Council.

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