March 11, 2014

E-cigarettes face restrictions as cities update smoking ordinances – Our Region – The Sacramento Bee

Last week, Rancho Cordova became the latest local government to pursue restrictions on e-cigarettes; the City Council directed staff members to treat them like regular smokes when they draft amendments to city code sections governing smoking. The Los Angeles City Council also voted last week to restrict e-cigarette use where tobacco smoking is restricted, including restaurants, parks, bars, nightclubs, beaches and workplaces. Similar measures have been approved in a number of Bay Area cities, along with New York and Chicago.The Davis City Council is scheduled to discuss e-cigarettes tonight.Representatives of the cities of Roseville and Folsom said e-cigarettes are on their radar, too, though no decisions have been made.

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2 Comments on “E-cigarettes face restrictions as cities update smoking ordinances – Our Region – The Sacramento Bee

March 11, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Follow the money. This is not surprising. Before they can justify taxing them out of existence, include them into the MSA blood money bank, they have to label them the same as smokes are. Anyone with any brains at all, knows that eCigs are magnitudes safer than smokes, are a tobacco harm reduction (THR) product not tobacco, and they are just a consumer product that smokers find more enjoyable than smokes. Greedy politicians and non-profit groups rely on the MSA, TSET, smoke sales tax, which has dwindled to record lows due to the popularity of the eCigs. The saddest part, is how they aim to keep cigarettes handy for the next generations to also be persecuted and taxed. Our parents and grandparents have already died because these greedy buzzards forbid safer alternatives to be advertised as such. Now they’re planning the same deaths for our children and their children, as well as for this generation. Vaping simulates smoking, which is why it works, but cigarettes deliver the nicotine faster and harder. Without the freedom to vape, smokers will resort to going back to the old fashioned tar and carcenogen packed product. This keeps the ALA, ACS, TFK, CDC, AG’s, etc, in the Money. I don’t know about you, but I much prefer to know that my loved ones are using safer alternatives, no matter what the issue or product may be. Those who wish for an ideal world, should perhaps wait to have kids until after the world is already an ideal place to live. Sure beats parenting I suppose.

March 16, 2014 at 9:56 am

Well common sense and tolerance doesn’t work the way we wish with those who are making the rules. We know the bigger the $$$ involved the more of a scrum it’s going to be. We need to keep our eyes on the bigger picture even if others don’t. Thank you for posting!


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