Richard Carmona, a former candidate for the United States Senate has been endorsing e-cigarettes for quite some time. Carmona is a physician that understands that e-cigarettes do not have the same kind of dangerous toxins in them that traditional cigarettes typically have. Carmona also views the e-cigarette as a way to wean people off their addiction to nicotine due to the fact that the nicotine is available in smaller doses with e-cigarettes.
You have state legislatures all over the country passing bills that allow e-cigarettes to be sold to eighteen year olds in their state. The fact that e-cigarettes are being treated in the same way that traditional cigarettes are is a sign that more politicians are in fact taking the products seriously. U.S. Senator Tom Harkin and Congressman Bruce Braley, both from Iowa endorsed the ban of e-cigarettes to antone that is under age 18.
Many retailers are even endorsing such bans, you don’t see people pushing these products when they know that some people may be uncomfortable with the vapor and the overall health questions that can arise with e-cigarettes. Retailers want to offer products that people are interested in, but they also want to offer products that they know are safe as well.
A number of communities like Los Angeles are pushing for a ban of e-cigarettes in public places. The people that are pushing for an e-cigarette ban like this may not understand some of the calming aspects of the e-cigarettes when you are going through a very nerve racking time, or you may be nervous about the concept of making it to a flight on time. A large number of consumers like the idea of not feeling like a criminal when they walk through an airport.
The fact that L.A. has banned e-cigarettes in the workplace is something that employers will take note of. An employer wants to be accommodating to their employees, but they also want to make sure the employees are working in a healthy and safe environment. A number of retail groups have seen the number of cigarette sales increase sharply in the state of Minnesota. This means that more politicians in the state will be careful before thy endorse any kind of ban on e-cigarettes. There are a lot of cultural differences between some communities that want to ban or support the sales of e-cigarettes.
It will be interesting to see where the conversation over e-cigarettes will go. It will also be interesting to see what regulations are going to be passed on the cigarettes.