Around Iowa, some cities have been closing holes in the law that allows the use of Electronic Smoking Devices (ESD) indoors, while others have chosen to set a standard that prohibits any tobacco, nicotine or ESD use. Studies are revealing the potential health concerns to bystanders, not to mention negative influence on youth and increased costs to cities. Cities like Coralville, Iowa City, North Liberty and Ames have already taken stands. Recently, Ely became the first Linn County city to make all their city buildings and grounds Nicotine Free, prohibiting the use of tobacco, alternative nicotine and ESD’s in these areas. This decision reflects Ely’s desire to decrease any health and safety issues, while supporting efforts of others to improve their health.