Ban on vaping indoors?
Nov 01, 2017
New York last month became the latest state to ban e-cigarettes and vaping in indoor public areas where traditional tobacco cigarettes are prohibited, such as restaurants, bars and other workplaces. In doing so, the state put e-cigarettes in the same class of public health hazard as regular tobacco cigarettes. Read more about this issue.
"Should New Hampshire ban e-cigarettes and vaping from indoor public areas?"
Discussion held on Citizens Count NH website and Facebook page November 01, 2017
What Participants Said
No: 162 Citizens were opposed to a ban on indoor vaping.
- “I would say let the establishment decide whether they want to ban them or not.”
- “No… It's vapor, not smoke. It's not like cigarettes despite what the uneducated masses believe. Making vaping less accessible contributes to keeping more people hooked on tobacco.”
- “No. People should just try having some decency without a law telling them to.”
Yes: 143 In favor of a ban on indoor vaping.
- “Yes, absolutely. Keep your harmful toxins to yourself, please.”
- “Yes. Vaping is not without its health risks and [users] should not be allowed to place others at risk.”
- “Should be treated just the same a cigarettes. Both habits are disgusting.”
Other: 23 Citizens addressed their comments to related questions and issues.
- Smoking: “Quit smoking. Both my parents died of COPD – destroyed lungs.”
- Health concerns: “If people would just figure out all you have to do is vape clean organic uncured tobacco from an atomizer with no carbon monoxide (or very little), all would be well.”
*Editor selection of actual participant quotes.