Harmless E-Cig Use To Be Banned Everywhere in CaliforniaSubmitted by ralph hornsby on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 13:30
If you thought California couldn't get any more absurd, you perhaps haven't seen Senate Bill SB 648 yet.
Written by politicians so stupid there should be a law to prevent them reproducing, it proposes that e-cigs should face the same restrictions as the already hysterical ones pertaining to tobacco. Here is the base clause.
The Legislature finds and declares that the use of electronic cigarettes [...] is a hazard to the health of the general public. Any reference in this chapter to, or any prohibition of, the smoking of tobacco shall also be construed to refer to the use of electronic cigarettes.
Yes. They really are saying that e-cig vapour is - according to them - a proven danger to others. Passive vaping, in other words. There is not a jot of scientific evidence behind this, of course - nor will there ever be - but California has declared it anyway.