Hey vaping fam! We had an interesting week and this is what hit the headlines.

Should e-cigarettes be banned in enclosed public spaces?

The Welsh government believes that the use of e-cigarettes will normalize smoking. For this and other reasons, Wales is getting ready to control ‘vaping’ from 2017. The Guardian talked to several experts and asked them if an e-cigarettes ban in enclosed public spaces is indeed necessary. One of the experts, Robert West, Professor of health psychology, University College London had this to say.

I don’t think it’s right to legislate to ban them [in enclosed places]. The reason why the ban was brought in for smoking was very clear: there was good evidence that it harms the health of non-smokers. That’s not the case for e-cigarettes.

Check out various opinions by other experts on the Guardian.

 

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Chicago To Tax Vaping Cartridges?

A Chicago alderman is planning to propose a tax of $1.25 on e-cigarette cartridges and 25 cents for each milliliter of liquid to fill the cartridge. If effected, this tax will raise $1 million per year toward fixing the city budget hole and could also be part of a desire to curtail the increasingly common use of the products by young people, the alderman said Thursday, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune.

Big Tobacco is now going at our youth in a different way, through technology, and through vaping and e-cigarettes. Younger smokers are most likely to be deterred from buying the products by price increases.

Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno said.

Here are more details on CSPnet.com.