Bill would ban e-smoking in Md. bars,...

Bill would ban e-smoking in Md. bars, restaurants

There are 2 comments on the WTOP-FM Washington story from Mar 6, 2014, titled Bill would ban e-smoking in Md. bars, restaurants. In it, WTOP-FM Washington reports that:

One Maryland lawmaker wants to expand bans on smoking in bars and restaurants to electronic cigarettes, commonly referred to as "e-cigarettes."

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#1 Mar 6, 2014
Good. Let them vape in their cars.
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#2 Mar 14, 2014
I have sat across a booth table from someone using an E-cigarette. It was not the nastiness of a full tobacco cigarette by any means, but there was a throat irritant effect.

While the direct health effects (both on the primary and secondary victims of the tobacco industry's campaign to addict) are unlikely to approach those of actually burning/smoking tobacco, the underlying focus on "pretending to smoke" means that there is still the "trigger" effect on others and the sustaining of the ritual elements of the addiction. There is, also, the element of "getting by with something" that would appeal to adolescents who might not otherwise consider behavior that would lead to nicotine addiction.

By law, they are just another tobacco product, so the regulation of use should go along with the laxity in regulation of manufacture.

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