E-cigs: A fix or a folly?

Samantha Weigel

A NEW TOBACCO PRODUCT INSPIRES NEW LEGISLATION 

California lawmakers are working to strengthen the state’s stringent smoking regulations by classifying the increasingly popular electronic cigarette as a tobacco product under the proposed Senate Bill 648.

E-cigarettes are battery operated devices that contain cartridges filled with liquid nicotine instead of tobacco and create a vapor inhaled by the user. They are touted as an alternative to cigarettes without the broader health risks associated with smoke. However, with the increasing use of e-cigarettes in public, work places and in homes, legislators are questioning the effects on both users and the general public.

State Sen. Ellen Corbett, D-San Leandro, authored the bill relating to the restriction of use and advertising of e-cigarettes. SB 648 passed its first hurdle in the Senate Health Committee Wednesday with a 6-2 vote in favor.

Opponents are concerned by what they call the inaccuracies of the bill’s classification…

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