Santa Maria considering e-cigarette ban

March 3, 2014

E-Cig-Ban-Considered-By-NYC-Authorities-300x216The Central Coast may have a new trend-setting city in the implementation of smoking restrictions.

On Tuesday, the Santa Maria City Council will consider adopting an e-cigarette ban. The city has already banned smoking in most public places, but the restrictions do not apply to e-cigarettes.

Electronic cigarettes are battery-powered devices which simulate tobacco smoking. The devises generally uses a heating element that vaporizes a liquid solution. Some of the solutions contain a mixture of nicotine and flavorings, while others solutions release a flavored vapor without nicotine.

While touted as a way to reduce cigarette smoking, the risks of utilizing e-cigarettes are uncertain. Concerns over possible side effects and users developing nicotine additions have resulted in the ongoing debate over regulation.

Santa Maria City staff is asking the council Tuesday to amend its municipal code to include lighting e-cigarettes as a form of smoking.

The San Luis Obispo City Council, which historically leads the way with smoking bans, voiced support last month for making the same change to its municipal code. On Feb. 4, the San Luis Obispo council unanimously directed its staff to place an e-cigarette ban on a future agenda.

 


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achillesheal

How about a ban on the Abercrombie and Fitch perfume vapor while they are at it.


Slowerfaster

Add police corruption and tweakers to your list.


whatdouno

Seriously do these people have nothing better to do or bigger, harmful issues to deal with? This is outrageous.


standup

What a bunch of a holes in these councils to even consider this. The folks who use these are trying to kick the habit and they should be able to use them in public as they do put put tar, etc. that affect others. This is about government control people. We are being led like sheep off a cliff every day.


Russ J

I know I can’t pull my erect penis out and display it on city sidewalks, but can I turn on a battery powered dildo and hold it out for the public to see? Maybe I should pull one out at a city council meeting and see if I’m arrested (the electric kind that is).


Ted Slanders

Russ J,


With your very blatant display of a sexual nature, it is seemingly evident that your transsexuality operation from a female to a male went as planned. But, it seems as though your female tendencies are still present by you mentioning your past by relating to your treasured dildo.


I will pray to the Hebrew God to help you with your bungle.


You can thank me later.


Slowerfaster

Ted, be kind…be charitable as the GOOD BOOK prescribes.


Mr. or Mrs, or Miss Russ J may have merely misplaced the vibrator in the rectory.


THAT could be painful.


Let’s have some contrition, if not contraction, here. Please !


Salutations, brother….


Rambunctious

Okay someone follow the money trail…you may find that one way or another it leads to Raleigh North Carolina.


Pelican1

Next it will be all “battery” operated devices.


topper01

I think they should ban public Flatulence. It is much more offensive than the minty fresh smell of an e-cig.


Citizen

This is funny. The city of illegal immigrants, drug smuggling, gang violence, hit and runs, etc. wants to ban e-cigarettes?


Forget about all the Santa Maria residents who can’t speak English, have an education level of less than high school, drive without drivers licenses, carry guns illegally, and threaten people with gang violence, the e-cigarette is a bigger problem.


What a joke!