According to fox5sandiego, one of the latest cities to consider regulating the use of electronic cigarettes is none other than San Diego. Mark Kersey, a Councilman who decided to bring the ordinance proposal to the board, commented, “The plan would be to have sellers of the devices apply for a permit under the city’s existing tobacco ordinance.”
Many health experts are in the belief that electronic cigarettes suffer from a lack of research and are receiving such negativity due to their newfound worldwide popularity.
Kersey added, “Adults should have the freedom to make adult decisions within a legal framework as long as it does not impact others and particularly as long as it does not target it our kids.”
“Under the regulations I am contemplating, adults will still be able to purchase e-cigarettes and use them where conventional cigarettes are allowed. What I will not stand for is a new generation of children who become nicotine addicts because in middle school they were led to believe that e-cigs were safe – or even worse – cool.”
Kersey also says that due to the huge variety in ‘vaping’ flavours including coca cola and peppermint, it may make the devices appear more appealing to the youth market. On this topic, the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention quoted that since the sudden surge of popularity of these products, the usage of these devices has in fact doubled between the years of 2011 and 2012.
Supporting this claim, Councilwoman Lorie Zapf said, “The devices are another way of manufacturers coming after kids.”
Kersey adds that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are currently developing new plans to conduct research into the devices however, goes on to say that until this research has been analysed and completed, information regarding electronic cigarette safety is generally anecdotal.
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