Los Angeles became the largest city in America to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in public places this month. The Los Angeles city council voted unanimously to ban e-cigarettes in every public place that smoking tobacco is banned.
The city council said they were eager to ban ecigs due to the lack of research done on the affect they have on the user’s health. Vaping is now banned in all offices, public parks and any place where people under 21s frequent.
“We don’t want to risk e-cigarettes undermining a half-century of successful tobacco control,” said Jonathan Fielding, the director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
The discussion at the city council meeting was heated, those against the ban argued that electronic cigarettes do not contain any tobacco nor cancer causing chemicals but in the end the council decided that the unknown long term affects where enough to restrict their use.
The Food and Drug Administration have yet to carry out research proving that ecigarette or eliquid can actually cause any harm. We know the the contents of our eliquid, which happen to be 100% natural, we can therefore say with certainty that e-cigarettes are not harmful. In any case, most experts would agree that electronic cigarettes are 1000s of times less harmful than a tobacco cigarette.