Hi, I am a new user of E-cigs. I am also a smoker. I have been thoroughly enraged at the anti tobacco hysteria that has been encouraged and has taken over in the public debate in this country. Now that a viable alternative to tobacco has been found, there is prohibition efforts against that too. There are only bogus excuses that are offered by the prohibitionists. Most of them center around "concerns for public health". The excuses given are usually far exaggerated from the truth. This is a common tactic when someone is trying to encourage opposition. What it seems to me to be is the anti-everything mindset that also opposes alcohol consumption, pot smoking, or anything else that results in enjoyment. I live in King County in Washington State. These Bozos on the County Health Board passed an ordinance banning e-cigs from all places where smoking is banned. Their excuse? Law enforcement would have too difficult a time distinguishing e-cigarettes from real cigarettes. Next, they came up with the excuse that they didn't want to undermine their anti-smoking efforts by letting people see others who "appear" too be smoking. What a crock of you know what! I'm sick of it!