Anyone looking to light up an e-cigarette or a personal vaporizer in a civic building or outdoor pool area in Coquitlam will be asked to take it outside.

Signs are expected to go up in the coming weeks prohibiting the devices, which simulate smoking but, unlike traditional cigarettes, only emit vapours, not smoke.

The popularity of the products has outpaced government regulation and rules about where a person can “vape” are still unclear.

But Coquitlam Coun. Bonita Zarrillo put forward a motion, which was unanimously supported by council, prohibiting the use of the devices in civic buildings and outdoor pools. She said the issue was first brought to her attention when she received a letter from a resident who saw someone using an e-cigarette in the changing room at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex.

Original Article from Tri-City News: www.tricitynews.com/news/signs-of-the-times-e-cigs-not-welcome-in-coquitlam-facilities-1.1966737