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Home > News > Should the City of Kenai regulate electronic cigarettes in restaurants and healthcare facilities the same as smoking tobacco?

Should the City of Kenai regulate electronic cigarettes in restaurants and healthcare facilities the same as smoking tobacco?

Yes, they release toxins in the air
54% (279 votes)
No, the vapor is less harmful than smoke
27% (140 votes)
The city should wait before more conclusive studies are complete
19% (100 votes)
Total votes: 519
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leewaytooo 07/15/14 - 02:11 am
if everything that released

if everything that released toxins into the air is to be banned from public usage

then let's ban autos as they release toxins into the air to a greater degree.

e cigs do not pollute......... ban gum chewing also... nasty habit........

and all that used gum discarded on the ground to be stepped on, and under tables, and

really, it is a disgusting habit.....gum chewing polluters ..

aufevermike 07/20/14 - 08:31 am
Someone made the comment that

Someone made the comment that e-cigs send out a bad image so they should be banned. So do certain tattoos or bumper stickers, or hair color… shall we ban them too. come on people get real!!!

kristenofak 07/20/14 - 05:23 pm
I don't think going backwards

I don't think going backwards with a smoking ban to allow e-cig's is prudent. Waiting for research doesn't mean that during that entire time, people aren't ingesting toxins. Yes, there are harmful things rolling across the road, and in the foods we eat, but smoking is a good thing to remove from environments. Splitting hairs on e-cigarettes is just trying to get smokers a socially accepted alternative which isn't actually a healthy alternative in any case. The cigarette industry as a whole, over time, has been untruthful about health risks so why would this be any different? Forget studies, smoking ban is smoking ban. Period.

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