Steve Forbes Says eCig Bans Should go up in smoke! January 28 2014

E-Cig Bans Should Go Up In Smoke

Electronic Cigarette Inhalation

Electronic Cigarette Inhalation (Photo credit: planetc1)

 

New York City, Chicago and other parts of the country are banning electronic cigarettes anywhere smoking is prohibited. The nanny state ninnies pushing this are doing a severe disservice to folks who are trying to stop smoking or want the pleasure of seeming to smoke without doing it. These devices simulate smoking by vaporizing a liquid that may or may not contain nicotine, depending on the “smoker’s” preference. They aren’t traditional cigarettes, and the vapor isn’t smoke.

This mindless attack against e-cigarettes is reminiscent of the assaults against smokeless tobacco. Masticating tobacco is repulsive and harmful, but, again, it’s small beer compared with cigarettes. However, such distinctions are lost on the growing ranks of behavioral dictators.

 

Forbes, Steve, "E-Cig Bans Should Go Up In Smoke", 01/22/2014, www.forbes.com