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E Cig Prohibition Efforts

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  1. odoe

    odoe Full Member

    Oct 3, 2011
    seattle, wa
    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!
  2. Cool_Breeze

    Cool_Breeze Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 10, 2011
    All that you mention above are merely the results of an over-crowded planet.
  3. the_vape_nerd

    the_vape_nerd Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jun 20, 2011
    New Orleans, LA
    Agree whole heartedly with Cool Breeze, where's Malthus when you need him?
  4. Beans

    Beans Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 25, 2011
    Missoula Montana
    LOL, wasn't your your Mayor just at HempFest? But God Forbid they support e cigs. Right. Don't worry too much, let them try to pry our PV's out of our dead cold hands! They WON'T win this one! The word is out and there are too many of us ready to fight. They may make it harder for us but they can't make us stop!
  5. Boodle

    Boodle Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Mar 27, 2011
    Las Vegas, NV, USA
    The bright side is you can vape albeit in restricted areas. And we don't have state and fed taxes on vaping (yet).
  6. mgordon1100

    mgordon1100 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 24, 2011
    A, A
  7. madjack

    madjack Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 17, 2011
    Central Louisiana
  8. odoe

    odoe Full Member

    Oct 3, 2011
    seattle, wa
    Wouldn't it be great if someone invented birth control? Let's call the pope!
  9. mlinky

    mlinky ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 22, 2010
  10. LadyG

    LadyG Full Member

    Mar 25, 2011
    glen ellyn, IL
    I signed the petition. Thanks!
  11. Iffy

    Iffy Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Feb 3, 2011
    Florida Suncoast
    Would ya be here? dontknow.gif
  12. cookiebun

    cookiebun Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 6, 2011
    Central Ohio
    If you care about such things you should spend a lot of time reading here:
    Legislation News
  13. calico21

    calico21 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    It is the fact that they are trying to legislate morals and that has never worked.......and now we are damned if we do and damned if we don't. I want one side to stay out of my pocketbook and the other side to stay out of my "bedroom"!
  14. NorthOfAtlanta

    NorthOfAtlanta Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Mar 27, 2011
    Canton, GA
    If someone who can post on the new members forum would start a post about the petition on here more people would see it and we could bump it back to the top.
  15. LadyLuck

    LadyLuck Full Member

    Sep 2, 2011
    Daytona Beach, FL
  16. sodapopinski

    sodapopinski Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 2, 2011
    I wasnt even trying to quit nor did I want to, when i got my first ecig. And then i tried it and quit smoking on the spot. To me there is nothing better then ecig to quit smoking without taking away the pleasure of puffing on something yummy.

    And yea it angers me when people try to ban something they dont understand and never even tried....
  17. mlinky

    mlinky ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 22, 2010
    Bump...Please sign the petition, and thanks to those who have! :)
  18. stevenejb

    stevenejb Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 18, 2011
    Kansas City
  19. erictho

    erictho Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 2, 2011
    i read another online article discussing pv's and smoking bans. one health official was quoted as saying that using pv's in order to avoid smoking bans was a concern. in his comment he notes that smoking bans motivate individuals to give up smoking as a habit. it seems like the fight against tobacco has conditioned the opinion that smoking in general is offensive and dangerous to health. which is kind of funny since between tobacco sales, fines, and anti-smoking campaigns the whole endeavor is one revenue building beast.
  20. brittanyNI

    brittanyNI Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 21, 2011
    New England
    I don't think the problem is with quantity so much as quality.

    It's sort of funny that the cops they hire can't distinguish an e-cig from a real one; but that becomes a lot less funny when it is then evident that cops that unobservant -- armed and armored persons -- also might not be able to distinguish between a road flare and a stick of dynamite or a person reaching for a wallet as opposed to a gun.

    I suggest they hire smarter public servants instead of restricting freedom to compensate for stupidity.

    The problem isn't too many people, it is too many STUPID people; and it is high time we stopped them from running the show just because by definition half of all people are below median.
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