Regulation, Zoning, and Legislation on Cigarette and Vape Smoking Bans

There is an upcoming vote in cities across America, on what to do to regulate the changes in smoking that have occurred as a result of the latest in technology. This is one of the topics and political hot issues that we’ll be addressing at the upcoming global forum.

The technologies at hand in this discussion are known as vaporizers, vape, vaping, and sometimes also referred to as e-cigs, e-cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, etc. Many proponents of the technology attempt to prove that this technology is safe than cigarettes and actually helps people to quit smoking harmful cigarettes. The vape technologies enables the user to adjust the level of nicotine they are experiencing in the smoke, so that they can ween themselves off of it by lowering the nicotine levels over time. Studies have shown that the nicotine itself, while highly addictive, is not really the harmful part of the cigarette itself, and rather it is harmful chemicals and tars that are added to the cigarettes that do not exist in the vape juices.


So, while quitting smoking is obviously a healthy standard that cities are trying to promote through legislation and ban of cigarettes in public places, buildings, parks, and other environments, the practice of vaping may not necessarily have to be banned or curbed at all. There are controversies over whether this technology is just too new for us to know if there are harmful side effects or long term health risks associated with both second hand smoke from vaping and first hand vaporizer smoking.