Vaping Industry Says It’s Part Of Solution, Not Problem
Industry officials are asking Gov. Jerry Brown to veto legislation that would put the same regulations surrounding traditional cigarettes on electronic cigarettes. "We are the largest anti-tobacco group and anti-smoking group in the country," Josh Krane, owner of Craft Vapery in Torrance said during a news conference at the capitol. "We believe we are part of the harm-reduction equation."
The Associated Press:
Industry Urges California Governor To Veto Anti-Vaping Bill
The fast-growing vaping industry promoted itself Tuesday as a partner - not a scourge - in the effort to reduce smoking, as representatives urged California Gov. Jerry Brown to veto a bill that treats the products like tobacco. The bill, one of six anti-smoking measures awaiting action by the Democratic governor, would subject electronic cigarettes to the same restrictions as traditional cigarettes, including workplace smoking bans. (Cooper, 3/29)