mashed articles by Pat Darnell | Jan 5, 2014 | Bryan TX
" ... Public health officials have asked the [New York] City Council to enact legislation that would add e-cigs to the 12-year-old law that drove smokers out of the city's taverns, nightclubs and office buildings, and forced them to satisfy their nicotine habits on the frigid (or broiling) sidewalks. (December 06, 2013. FoxNews. LINK) ..."
What is the low down on regulations for e-cigarettes? We at MooPig e-Cigarette Department have known for a while that this will be an issue for a couple of reasons. One reason is that cigarette makers don't want the competition. Another reason spins off the notion that nicotine patches, and gums and other nicotine delivery systems are gateways to non-smokers becoming addicted to smoking. Conclusions are unscientific, we can observe that gums and patches have not been gateways. Also, e-cigarette vapor is not smoke, so it doesn't compete with smoking.
Richard Carmona, 17th Surgeon General of the US, wrote a letter to NYC Council who recently fashioned regulations that includes e-cigarettes in NYC's smoking ban. Dr. Carmona, who is on the board of e-cigarette maker NJOY, voices concerns that banning e-cigarettes will "do tremendous harm to what is emerging as the most promising weapon yet in the fight against tobacco-related illness and death."
Those are pretty strong words for the NYC Council to put in their pipes and smoke... and besides "The American people do not want to be nannied." In a canvass HERE, "Poll: Americans Don’t Want to Ban Trans Fats, Energy Drinks, E-Cigarettes, Online Poker, Violent Video Games or Genetic Testing Kits:"
" ... Several cities have moved to ban e-cigarettes in public places, but 62 percent of Americans say electronic cigarettes should be allowed in public spaces. Thirty-four percent favor prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes in public (Emily Ekins. Dec. 13, 2013. LINK)..."Reason Foundation - Out of Control Policy Blog and E-Cigarette Regulations Likely to Harm Anti-Smoking Efforts, Yet NYC Still Considers Ban: "In my latest Orange County Register column, I note that the wave of regulations local officials are enacting or proposing to restrict the sale or use of e-cigarettes is more likely to harm public health instead of benefit it, primarily by making it more difficult for smokers to transition to safer nicotine delivery alternatives, thus keeping them smoking longer. Here's an excerpt: The rationales for these regulatory actions vary, but often revolve around misplaced fears that e-cigarettes will serve as a gateway to the use of conventional cigarettes by kids and non-smokers, as well as misconception that e-cigarette vapor is as harmful as cigarette smoke to users and bystanders."
" ... New Yorkers who say electronic cigarettes helped them quit smoking asked city lawmakers at a hearing this week not to ban the nicotine inhalers from restaurants, workplaces and other indoor spaces, saying there isn't enough evidence they pose a health risk to justify their exclusion (December 06, 2013FoxNews.com. LINK)..."'via Blog this'
The vapor produced by e-cigarettes provides a physical sensation and flavor similar to that of inhaled tobacco smoke, yet does not involve smoke. E-cigarettes do not burn or use any type of combustion. Rather, they vaporize a solution of water, flavoring, propylene glycol, glycerin, and liquid nicotine, or also nicotine free liquid is available.