Bill To Restrict E-Cigarettes, Passes

ecigThe New Jersey Senate has approved a bill that restricts the sale and use of electronic cigarettes. The bill expands the definition of “smoking” to include e-cigarettes and extends the ban on smoking by minors to include them. Electronic cigarettes look like the real thing but don’t contain tobacco. Instead, they employ a metal tube with a battery that heats up a liquid nicotine solution. Users inhale and exhale the resulting water vapor. The Senate bill, approved Thursday by a 38-0 vote, prohibits their use in public places and workplaces. It was approved Monday by the state Assembly and now goes to Gov. Jon Corzine.

U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg has called on the federal Food and Drug Administration to remove e-cigarettes from the market. AP/APP

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5 COMMENTS

  1. i brought up this question once already and haven’t got a reply. i’ll bring it up again maybe this time around i’ll get an answer. WHY SHOULD THIS BE ILLEGAL IN PUBLIC PLACES???? it absolutely doesn’t pose any danger whatsoever to people who inhale this second hand. nicotine isn’t dangerous at all, tabbaco is dangerous. this thing has no tabbaco.

  2. The only reason there banning them is cuz the state will lose out on all the money cigarettes bring in from the state tax. The state doesn’t care that people are trying to quit they just want the cigarette tax money.

  3. I think it will be interesting to see how this all plays out. Judge Leon just gave the FDA a slap for trying to stop the import of e-cigs, some places are allowing them because it doesn’t violate the Clean Air act and some cities, like NJ are restricting the sale and use. We’ll see a lot of battles over the next year or two.

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