Public health officials in Boston have been ahead of the curve with their aggressive efforts to curb smoking in the city. But the recent decision of the Boston Public Health commission to forbid the use of battery-operated e-cigarettes in the workplace may unintentionally undermine the commission’s wider public health goals. The e-cigarettes allow users to inhale nicotine vapor without fire, smoke, ash, or carbon monoxide. Unlike other nicotine replacement products, such as gum and patches, the product is shape
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