ORANGE PARK, Fla. — A new ordinance proposed by Orange Park would classify electronic cigarettes like regular cigarettes.
The town council is expected to have a final hearing Tuesday and, if passed, the ordinance would prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in places were smoking is already banned.
The proposal is causing some opposition among smokers like Tom Clingan who has tried everything to quit.
"I’ve tried the gum. I’ve tried hypnosis. I’ve tried acupuncture. I’ve tried the patch," said Clingan.
Clingan has been a smoker for 45 years. He says he used e-cigarettes for a while to help him quit smoking, it didn’t work, but he says he has friends who have benefited from it.