2014-06-18 10:32:00 by Metro Networks, Inc.
(Hillsboro, OR) -- Hillsboro is closer to banning the use of electronic cigarettes in city parks. The City Council voted last night to approve the first reading of the ordinance. Following the vote, some of the residents attending the Council meeting spoke in opposition to such a ban, saying e-cigarettes are harmless and help tobacco smokers kick the habit. The Council is scheduled to vote July 1st on the second reading of the ordinance.