Lemurcat, the antis are in the pocket of Big Pharma, not the tobacco companies. Johnson and Johnson, which makes smoking cessation drugs, is headquartered in New Jersey. The e cig presents a huge threat to the drug companies' profits and, in turn, their very substantial donations to the anti-smoker groups.
It seems to me, if this law passes, they should have to prove in court the harmful properties of e cigs. Just because it "looks like smoke" or produces a vapor does not make it harmful. The whole reasoning behind bans is that CIGARETTE smoke is supposedly "hazardous" to nonsmokers. Since vapor from e cigs dissipates rapidly and only a minute portion of the cartridge's contents are exhaled, there should be no legal or logical reason for this ban. Of course, the antis know most opponents can't afford a lawsuit (unless they can find a lawyer who would do it pro bono).
considering matter is anything that has mass and takes up space that would include the air that we breathe 24/7 that they're banning in this bill.....
And let's not forget tax revenue from cigarettes; the states and Feds get far too much tax money to tolerate some upstart device that is taking a lot of that money away from them.
It is always a case of follow the money. Public health is just their excuse and this ban proves it.
dont breath the air, you may be breaking the law!
acording to this law, i would have to park my 88 sierra. i guess the duel smoke stack exhaust would violate this law. i would hate for ppl to accidentally inhale some of my exhaust and get sick. I guess that means i caint take the truck clubin either...
Please join us in the fight against this bill! I'm not in NJ, but if one state goes down, others will follow - so this is EVERY vaper's fight!
There is a thread with an easy copy & paste of all of the senator's email addresses - please participate and protect your future! Letters, Phone Calls & Emails NEEDED for NJ