With a whirlwind of misinformation swirling around electronic cigarettes, Cloud 9 Vapor and Federal Cigar, are looking to set the record straight through an educational campaign designed to separate fact from fiction when it comes to E-cigarettes. We have instituted a hotline service that can be reached at 877-424-4270. Our goal being to help educate and advise local business owners like yourself, in establishing your own e-cig policy.
As an alternative to sending your customers outside consider the appeal of “Vaping”. There is no such thing as second hand smoke when discussing electronic cigarettes. What's being exhausted into the air is a vapor that is safe to inhale, similar to what is used in commercial fog machines which dissipates immediately, not smoke. There are no second hand effects and you keep customers in their seats instead of shuffling in and out smelling like cigarettes.
Unfortunately there has been a rush in some states to establish E-cigarette bans without knowing all the facts. Just last week, officials in Chicago sought to ban E-cigarettes in public places. Massachusetts communities have also sought E-cigarette bans. A group of 40 Attorneys General, including New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph Foster, signed a letter urging the Federal Drug Administration to begin regulating E-cigarettes like tobacco products.
"There is a great deal of misinformation being spread about E-cigarettes by those looking to mislead the public into believing E-cigarettes are dangerous," said Brian Swaine, spokesman for Cloud 9 Vapor and Federal Cigar. "There are a number of myths circulating, myths that have been refuted through scientific research. We're looking to make sure New Hampshire business owners and others stakeholders understand the truth about E-cigarettes."
While Cloud 9 Vapor and Federal Cigar support the ban on selling E-cigarettes to minors, it believes banning E-cigarettes in public places, like bars and restaurants, is completely unwarranted. A recent study by Drexel University revealed E-cigarettes are simply not harmful to either users or bystanders.
E-cigarettes, which do not contain tobacco, resemble traditional cigarettes but they use a battery to heat a liquid nicotine solution, which creates a vapor, users inhale. The vapor that's emitted from using an E-cigarette is harmless and will often have a fruity or sweet smell to it as opposed to the off-putting smell of smoke. Studies have indicated nicotine, by itself, without all the harmful chemicals smokers inhale when smoking traditional cigarettes, isn't harmful. Reports compare the effects of nicotine to caffeine.
Many smokers have turned to E-cigarettes as another tool to help them quit smoking, particularly for smokers who feel shamed and ostracized whenever they need to take a cigarette break. Studies have shown E-cigarettes can be extremely effective for smokers looking to quit, or reduce how much they smoke.
If you have questions, we have answers – please give us a call at 877-424-4270 - we are here to help.