Legislation To Regulate E-Cigarettes Is Facing Stiff Resistance in California

In a California Healthline report by Erika Kelly, experts discussed the legislative effort to ban electronic-cigarette vaping in public — the same regulation imposed on cigarette smokers. E-cigarette proponents say smoking cigarettes is more hazardous than vaping, and that the proposed regulation should not apply to them. But less-hazardous secondhand vapor still carries carcinogens, such as formaldehyde and benzene, and legislators are discussing a ban on their use in public places.

The report includes comments from:

  • Stefan Didak of the Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association;
  • Tim Gibbs of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network;
  • UC-San Francisco professor Stanton Glantz;
  • State Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco); and
  • Zach Shpizner, a vape shop worker in San Mateo (Kelly, California Healthline, 05/13/15).

You can download a PDF of this report.

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