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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine

STATE, COUNTY AND LOCAL OFFICIALS JOINTLY ANNOUNCE EFFORTS TO BAN THE USE OF E-CIGARETTES IN PUBLIC PLACES


PROPOSED RESTRICTIONS AMONG THE FIRST IN THE COUNTRY

Assemblywoman Connie Wagner, Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney, Freeholders Julie O’Brien and Vernon Walton and Paramus Mayor James Tedesco discussed initiatives proposed by the Borough of Paramus, Bergen County and in the State Assembly to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in certain public places. Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at the Paramus High School, East 99 Century Road, Paramus, NJ 07652.
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are battery operated devices designed to look like and be used in the same manner as conventional cigarettes. Instead of tobacco, electronic cigarette cartridges are filled with liquid nicotine, other chemicals and are offered in a variety of flavors and are sold without any legal age restrictions. The Food and Drug Administration suggests that e-cigarettes may contain cancer-causing substances in their cartridges, including diethylene glycol, a substance found in antifreeze. Public Health experts warn that e-cigarettes could increase nicotine addiction among youth.

Bergen County’s proposed resolution, which could be approved at the October 7, 2009 Freeholder Public Meeting, prohibits the use of e-cigarettes at all county parks where children are present and inside county buildings and vehicles. Assemblywoman Wagner is proposing state legislation to ban e-cigarettes in all enclosed indoor places of public access and workplaces. The Paramus Board of Health will introduce a similar ordinance on October 26.
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Rick M

Thursday, October 08 2009 @ 12:42 PM EDT
  Indoor smoking bans were put into place based off studies showing proof of harm from SHS.
Where is the proof of harm from ecigs? No tobacco being burned in ecigs. No smoke. No SHS.
 Whats the reason for the ban? Afraid smokers will use these instead of tobacco?
If smokers use these instead of cigarettes. Then they won't collect on the cig tax. 
Do these officials put money ahead of the possible health benefits from using ecigs over tobacco cigs?

What about this statement from Albert Ferrara of the New Jersey Health Dept.?

"They found e-cigarettes contain propylene glycol  which is basically the chemical used to make the smoke in this product, We don't know how serious that could be, but, again, it is an ingredient used in antifreeze in our cars and that doesn't sound healthy to any of us."

Propylene glycol  is considerably less toxic and may be labeled as 'non-toxic antifreeze'. It is used as antifreeze where ethylene glycol would be inappropriate, such as in food-processing systems or in water pipes in homes. Its the substance theaters use to produce mist and smog on stage.

This guy is from the Health Dept and doesn't know the difference between ethylene glycol used for your car or propylene glycol used in smoke machines?
Are they going to ban smoke machines? No, they are safe. So if its safe to use in theaters. Whats the problem with ecigs?
Sounds just like fear mongering to me. No reason for this ban at all. Just serving their own interests instead of the publics interest.
Thats not why they are in office.
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