- May 27, 2016
Almost about two months ago, a New York state court ruled that electronic cigarettes are not subjected to New York state’s prohibition on smoking combustible tobacco in public places anymore. This is the first legal statement by the U.S government that distinguishes tobacco smoking from vaping and surely a huge victory for all the vaping enthusiasts in the state nonetheless. New rules and regulations to be implemented by the federal governing body are also on the way but a clear-cut ruling that states the difference between regular cigarettes and e-cigs is still a huge win for all the vapers around the world, especially, a vaping cause of celebration for all the e-cig users from the New York state.
New York State’s Judge Rules Vaping is Not Smoking
A guy named Shawn Thomas was arrest by the New York City police because of vaping at a subway station while he was waiting for the train. The officials noticed him vaping at the station and demanded arrest because of the violation of New York State’s ban on public smoking. Although, vaping or usage of e-cigs is not allowed at all the places where tobacco smoking is prohibited under “Smoke Free Air Act” of New York City but as the police officials had arrested Thomas under the violation of New York State law that doesn’t say anything about e-cig usage that allowed Thomas to trial his citation in front of the New York city Court.
The governing judge stated that the New York law reads “the burning of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or any other matter or substance which contains tobacco.” The fact that the electronic cigarettes don’t involve the burning of tobacco or any such related product led the judge to pass the ruling that vaping or e-cig usage “does not fit within the definition of ‘smoking’ under the law.”
The ruling didn’t have any effect on the lawmakers in New York and they are currently working on an amendment to include vaping in the anti-smoking ban as well. The first amendmen
- May 20, 2016
A research carried out at the Royal College of Physicians suggests that the usage of e-cigarettes should be encouraged, because of its health benefits, among the people who smoke regular combustible cigarettes. The report of this first thorough research carried out on the subject of e-cigarette usage consists of more than 200 pages which help clearly understand all the various related effects of the e-cig usage. The report has debunked all the various myths that were connected to the e-cig usage and it clearly indicated that vaping does not act like a “gateway” to smoking of combustible tobacco for someone who’s a non-smoker. It also indicated that most of the e-cig users are people who have switched to vaping from smoking.
The report also claims that:
“Among smokers, e-cigarette use is likely to lead to quit attempts that would not otherwise have happened, and in a proportion of these to successful cessation. In this way, e-cigarettes can act as a gateway from smoking.”
The researchers who compiled this report claim that they:
“conclude that e-cigarettes are likely to be beneficial to UK public health. Smokers can, therefore, be reassured to use them, and the public can be reassured that e-cigarettes are much safer than smoking.”
Chairman of the Tobacco Advisory Group at the Royal College of Physicians, Professor John Britton claims, “The growing use of electronic cigarettes as a substitute for tobacco smoking has been a topic of great controversy, with much speculation over their potential risks and benefits. This report lays to rest almost all of the concerns over these products and concludes that, with sensible regulation, electronic cigarettes have the potential to make a major contribution towards preventing the premature death, disease and social inequalities in health that smoking currently causes in the UK. Smok
- May 13, 2016
Researchers from Switzerland and Australia have submitted two reports, separately, after carrying out a thorough research on the topic of passive vaping, vapor dispersion and its side effects. These reports, somehow, displayed a similar struggle public health experts in California went through, who claimed that not only passive vaping is a health hazard, getting in contact with a surface that contains vaping residues can also be harmful. Needless to say, we are going to discuss the reports compiled by Australian and Swizz experts.
According to the Australian report that was compiled by researchers at Health Risk Policy Unit in Sydney -
“little is known about the potential adverse health effects of passive exposure to EC vapor.”
Instead of doing something about their cluelessness, they went on,
“to summarize and review all studies that have examined potential adverse health effects of passive exposure from inhaling EC vapor.”
They came up with a pretty figure of 312 case studies before realizing they would at most need sixteen out of them for analysis.
This small number of 16 studies opened all the doors to the wisdom island for these researchers and they concluded,
“A variety of study designs were used to investigate potential health risks from passive exposure to EC vapor. These included direct exposure studies involving humans and animals, and indirect exposure studies using volunteer EC users or smoking machines. The majority of studies determined that passive exposure to EC vapor may pose a health risk to bystanders. All papers encountered a number of limitations.” The researchers finally came to the terms that although passive vaping might have a “potential to lead to ad
- May 06, 2016
A lot of vapers ask us these questions regarding whether or not they are allowed to vape at the pubs or a public cinema. We thought there should be a blog addressing these questions, so below are the answers.
Is Vaping allowed at the Cinema?
A lot of people like to sit back and enjoy a nice movie on the weekends after all the hustle that the working days have to offer. Not giving a damn about the nerve-wracking workload and stressful deadlines, it feels great to kick back and relax while you escape into an imaginary world for a couple of hours. For doing so, a lot of Vapers come across some questions, “will I be allowed to vape in a cinema, or should I just watch a movie at home where I’ll be able to enjoy two of my favorite things at the same time?
When you think about vaping at a cinema, two places come to mind, the lobby area that can be all places within the premises of a cinema where no screening happens. The second area obviously is the screen. I have a bad news for you, you’re not allowed to vape or smoke in either one of those areas.
A lot of you must be thinking, why is it so? Like all public places, smoking and vaping are prohibited to keep other customers from getting upset who don’t smoke or vape. When you talk about vaping in a cinema, one can imagine the reaction of other people when the dense vape-clouds would cover up the screen. Cinema audience complaining about the situation can never work out for the vaping fans, who are supposed to be following the e-cig etiquettes in the first place.
Having said that, we don’t think there is anything wrong with a Vaper going to a public cinema to find out the latest results. In general scenarios, visiting cinemas are usually just a part of the whole weekend plan which can include a trip to your favorite restaurant or a bar or any other place you like to hang out with your frie