June 3, 2013

Stanton A. Glantz, PhD

France and San Francisco's ballpark apply same rules to protect bystanders from e-cigs as conventional cigs

Reuters reports that France will treat e-cigs the same as conventional cigarettes in terms of use in public places.  It will also include them in the ad ban on tobacco products.  This is a logical step that will protect bystanders from the toxic chemicals that e-cigarettes emit (albeit lower levels of toxic chemicals than super-polluting conventional cigarettes) that e-cigs emit.

As with a similar law the California State Senate just passed, this is a sensible step that does not prohibit people from using e-cigarettes in ways that do not impact other people.

Meanwhile, some venues, including San Francisco's baseball stadium, are acting to protect their patrons from e-cig emissions:

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