Feds Expected To Announce Final E-Cigarette Rule, Could Nearly Ban Them | USA Today

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Will Truman

Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar notme says:

    Good, I’m tired of having to smell the e-cig vapor at my local places because the users think it’s okay to do it inside a restaurant or wherever else they want since these aren’t regular cigsReport

    • Avatar Will Truman says:

      These regulations are unrelated to smoking or vaping in restaurants, which are the province of state and local government.Report

      • Avatar InMD says:

        @will-truman that’s true as far as it goes but local and state governments look to the federal government and often the same crusading organizations. Even when federal policy isn’t explicitly coercive to lower levels of government there are numerous ways in which it pushes policy. Tobacco has been deemed not only unhealthy but evil. I’d hate to see the same thing happen to a less unhealthy alternative especially one that so many people use to quit or lessen their tobacco use.Report

    • Avatar Stillwater says:

      It surprises me to hear you say that notme. Especially as a (very thin) justification for federal regulation.Report

    • Avatar Mo says:

      @notme Isn’t that the responsibility of the property owner and not the government? It appears you’re down for big government when it reflects your desires.Report

  2. Avatar InMD says:

    There is so much wrong with this I don’t know where to begin. Maybe one day our government and our apparently endless supply of puritanical activist organizations will start to understand concepts like harm reduction and diminishing returns. And maybe I’m a Chinese jet pilot.Report

  3. Avatar Art Deco says:

    Matthew Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids,

    Imagine that was your job. What sort of person wants to put out press releases on this subject for a living?Report

  4. Avatar Jaybird says:

    Babies might choke to death if they ate a steak.

    I don’t know why they sell those things at the grocery store.Report

  5. Avatar North says:

    Appalling, what an utter waste of administrative energy.Report

  6. Avatar Stillwater says:

    Will, I remember you expressing your fears that this would happen, and here we are. One of the stats NPR cited (can’t remember if it was from their reporters or an interviewee) was that even tho tobacco use has gone down since the introduction of e-cigs, e-cig use has grown by three times over the last few years! Imagine that!

    InMD had it right in his comment above. This gummental decision is mindboggingly stupid.Report

    • Avatar Damon says:

      And yet, liberals and conservatives want to meddle in the personal affairs of each and every one of us. So the question is not this issue and why the others?Report

  7. Avatar Christopher Carr says:

    It would be unfortunate if e-cigarettes, something which we have very little evidence for or against, were to be more heavily regulated than actual cigarettes, something which are unequivocally the worst possible health decision anyone could make for themselves and those around them.Report