Many smokers are quitting cigarettes and converting to the option of smoking electronic cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes still offer the satisfaction of nicotine in the form of vapor. This new generation of electronic cigarettes does reduce the exposure to toxic chemicals found in traditional cigarettes; however, chemicals are still being released thus contaminating the air. More California communities and college campuses are fighting to keep their environment clean with updated policies that ban traditional and electronic cigarettes. For example, UC Merced is progressing in the movement to ban electronic cigarettes.