Non-smoking businesses mixed on E-cigarettes

12 Jul

Electronic Cigarette Users Unite to Send a Powerful Message to MEPs

We haven’t had a lot of them in here yet,” points out Steve Hollister, the owner of Twisted Vine Bistro, in downtown Fort Myers. Smoking tobacco is banned inside the restaurant, but the owner says he’s happy to let people use e-cigarettes. “Our policy on that is that’s fine. People are usually taking a puff or two to get over their nicotine craving, or whatever it is. But technically it’s not smoking,” Hollister says.
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Users do however enjoy the benefits of using nicotine, and nicotine when not combined with cigarette smoke is relatively harmless. I hope that MEPs will vote this week to either remove e-cigarettes completely from the Tobacco Products Directive or that they will ask the Commission to go away and do a lot more research, fund some unbiased studies and come back in two or three years and report on the situation at that time. Policy makers will then have a lot more information at their fingertips to make a decision that is not going to result in 700,000 lives per year being terminated early because MEPs voted to effectively ban e-cigs as they currently are from the market in Europe.” The key health benefit of e-cigarettes is determined by how many smokers switch to them or use them as a staging post to quitting completely. It is therefore vital that e-cigarettes continue to be regulated as a consumer product. Ralf K an e-cigarette user from Germany said, “Many of us have tried numerous times to quit smoking using conventional nicotine replacement therapies and have failed, however with e-cigarettes we have all cut down our smoking or stopped completely. Without anyone in the professional public health field doing anything and without spending any public money, smokers like us have been quitting, switching, and cutting down through the use of e-cigarettes.
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Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) look similar to traditional cigarettes, but function differently. Nicotine is heated inside an electronic device that creates a smokeless vapor, which is then inhaled by the user. The nicotine-infused vapor is often flavored and free from the harmful tar, carbon monoxide and chemicals found in traditional cigarettes.
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