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Chicago wants to crack down on E-Cigarettes

Chicago could become the first major city to regulate e-cigarettes.

The proposed ordinance will be introduced at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

It would expand tobacco control policies, which would ban e-cigarettes in public places.

It would also make it illegal to sell e-cigarettes to minors.

Another ordinance would prohibit the sale of flavored tobacco products within 500-feet of schools in Chicago.

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23 Comments to “Chicago wants to crack down on E-Cigarettes”

    Don said:
    November 24, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    Mayor Ballerina has a solution for everything. He reads the Torah and it says tax everything till it dies. The government stance is ban nothing, tax everything.

    lyfe o pye said:
    November 24, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    Instead of cracking down on ex-smokers who have quit smoking or are trying to quit with these things, how about CRACKING DOWN ON GANGBANGERS KILLING INNOCENT KIDS?!

      agt_marc said:
      November 24, 2013 at 10:20 PM

      No no nooooo…You don't understand; Law abiding citizens are much easier targets than these gang bangers. Also, there is the revenue issue here: Cop sees someone using an E cig…CHA-CHING CHA-CHING! That's how its always been in the windy city.

    Martin said:
    November 25, 2013 at 12:00 AM

    I will continue to smoke e-cigarettes in non-smoking areas. See who has the nerve to tell me to go somewhere else.

    Chris said:
    November 25, 2013 at 12:03 AM

    The city just wants to tax it haha…any other reason they give is complete nonsense.

    smitty said:
    November 25, 2013 at 2:02 AM

    He's just ticked because he can't tax them like regular cigarettes.

      pagan69 said:
      November 25, 2013 at 10:17 AM

      Give them time

    dora said:
    November 25, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Electronic cigarettes, often called e-cigarettes, are battery-operated devices designed to look like regular tobacco cigarettes. Like their conventional counterparts, electronic cigarettes contain nicotine. Here's how they work: An atomizer heats a liquid containing nicotine, turning it into a vapor that can be inhaled and creating a vapor cloud that resembles cigarette smoke.

    Manufacturers claim that electronic cigarettes are a safe alternative to conventional cigarettes. However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has questioned the safety of these products. When the FDA analyzed samples of two popular brands, they found variable amounts of nicotine and traces of toxic chemicals, including known cancer-causing substances (carcinogens). This prompted the FDA to issue a warning about potential health risks associated with electronic cigarettes.

      Andrea said:
      November 25, 2013 at 12:10 PM

      really? u should read the last "medical Letter" about e-cigarettes…

        Sourcerer said:
        November 25, 2013 at 12:14 PM

        I'd love to! Give us the source!

        Andrea said:
        November 25, 2013 at 4:01 PM

        it is a news letter called "The Medical Letter" – very prestigious

      squip trasar said:
      November 25, 2013 at 6:09 PM

      I just have 2 questions:

      1.) Which tobacco/cigarette manufacturer do you work for?
      2.) How long have you been employed with them?

        Andrea said:
        November 25, 2013 at 8:09 PM

        you imbecile – I'm a doctor

    Andrea said:
    November 25, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    did these dolts even ask any doctors if the e-cigarettes are acceptable alternatives to them? or are they just starting down the road to tax these as well?

    generalsn said:
    November 25, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    Chantix is a dangerous drug that should be banned. I never see TV lawyers looking for clients who have relatives that died from e-cigs

      Andrea said:
      November 25, 2013 at 4:01 PM

      it is NOT a dangerous drug…no one died of it..typical alarmist BS.

    generalsn said:
    November 25, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    Big pharma spent many millions to create smoking bans to steer people to their products. E-cigs came along and stole their thunder with no suicides. That's why e-cigs MUST banned. They defeat the entire purpose of draconian smoking bans, the bottom line of Pfizer.

      Andrea said:
      November 25, 2013 at 4:03 PM

      what are you, a dropout from the Flat Earth Society. stop writing – you have very twisted ideas

    dora said:
    November 25, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    I had a hard time quitting, I tried everything, every method. It took me years to figure out I had to get the nicotine out of my system completely. That is what is addicting. I love smoking, but don't want to die, so I finally quit cold turkey. I still want a cig but I will not allow myself to have one. The ecig is just another nicotine replacement like the patch, which is also addictive. Sorry smokers, you just won't win this one either.

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