This sounds like our legislature is being reactionary and acting without all the
information. I am not a smoker, and I believe in clean-air legislation that
regulates and even prohibits second-hand smoke. It has been proven to be
dangerous because of the tobacco and other elements (tar) that come with it.
E-cigarettes are NOT tobacco products. They contain ZERO tobacco.Nicotine is an addictive chemical compound, but every study I have seen
reports it to be harmless to your health unless consumed in extremely large
quantities. It is a healthier alternative to smoking and because it mimics the
other physical habits of smoking, is a better alternative than nicotine patches
for those who want to quit.If second-hand vapor is dangerous to
others and infringes on their health, then restrict it—but preliminary
reports is that is not. Testing vapor compounds is also an easy test to perform
by most professional lab technicians. I fear that we are banning (or trying to
tax) something just because it “looks” unhealthy. Legislators
should not be too quick to push the control button.
Its been particularly hilarious watching our esteemed State legislators try to
wrestle with this issue for the last couple of years.To coin an old
phrase: "sorry guys the train has ALREADY left the station".HOW are you proposing to actually enforce internet sales of this product?
Check with UPS BEFORE you start opening all their packages please.If
kids are using them in school, it sounds like they have a discipline problem in
school, but they're NOT going to keep kids from getting them.I
strongly suspect that the Legislature can't figure out a good way to tax
them (assuming they even know what they are)therefore, they MUST stop all sales
until a "revenue stream" can be had.As to the in-state
manufacturers (I didn't even know we had any)I was always under the
impression that we WANTED new business.Apparentally the State legislature
must LIKE your product before you are allowed to employ people building it?I'm a conservative, but I get a little embarassed by our
legislature ALWAYS trying to tax, regulate, control everything they ever hear
of.Especially when what they are proposing won't work!