New E-cigarette bans

New E-cigarette bans


E-cigarettes are on the
rise and now new rules
about their use are
taking effect across the
state.
KITV’s Catherine Cruz has
more on what you need to
know as of today….
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Some call them the ipods
of smoking. Electronic
cigarettes are trendy and
hot, and now available in
all kinds of flavors. And
more and more young
smokers are taking up the
habit, instead of using
regular tobacco. – LILA
JOHNSON 9:56 10:07 ” WE
ARE SEEING A HUGE
INCREASE AMOUNT IN THE
USE IN OUR YOUNG PEOPLE
UNFORUTUNATELY PEOPLE ARE
EXPERIMENTING WITH THEM
AND THEY ARE NOT A SAFE
ALTERNATIVE TO SMOKING,”
Earlier this year,
e-cigarettes were
banished from state
health offices. Now that
policy is expanding to
include close to 50
buildings across the
state. So as of this
month–e-cigs are now be
banned in places where
regular smoking is kapu.
Signs are going up at
courthouses and office
buildings so smokers know
what’s off limits. State
health officials hope to
get better data about the
escalating use. until
then they warn that you
can still get addicted to
nicotine no matter how
its delivered. As for the
argument that e cigs may
help kick the habit, the
latest data shows
otherwise. – 13:11- 13:22
– “The data are showing
us they are really not.
There is dual use, they
are using electronic
devices at one time and
they are using
combustible cigarettes
also and so we are not
seeing stopping smoking
altogether, “
The state points to tests
that show not just
nicotine, but other
cancer causing chemicals
in e-cigarettes. The new
state restrictions come
as the e-cig issue is
heating up on the Big
Island. The Hawaii
County Council takes up a
bill calling for e
cigarette ban at county
facilities as well as
beaches and parks. If
that passes and gets the
mayor’s blessing, the Big
Island would be the first
county to take the lead
on this issue– Back to

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  • I miss the days when reporters actually did fact checking before reporting stories. Just because a source presents a lot of misinformation (and severely misleading and inaccurate), that doesn't mean reporters should publish the story without checking the represented facts first.

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