Electronic cigarettes could rekindle battles over smoking in public

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So he started puffing right where he sat. The 27-year-old from Minnetonka wasnt breaking the law: He was using an electronic cigarette. Still, Jamnick said he felt uncomfortable vaping (the e-cigarette term for lighting up). Its been, what, six years now since they passed the smoking ban in Minnesota? he said. You give it a funny look because you havent seen it in a while. Electronic cigarettes have been on a slow burn for years, but theyve recently caught fire.
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Electronic Cigarette Users Unite to Send a Powerful Message to MEPs

David Dorn an e-cigarette user from the United Kingdom said, “E-cigarettes are not a medicinal product and as users we do not see ourselves as ill or in treatment; we are not. Users do however enjoy the benefits of using nicotine, and nicotine when not combined with cigarette smoke is relatively harmless. I hope that MEPs will vote this week to either remove e-cigarettes completely from the Tobacco Products Directive or that they will ask the Commission to go away and do a lot more research, fund some unbiased studies and come back in two or three years and report on the situation at that time.
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