Wednesday, March 19, 2014

NYC E-Cig Ban - Legal Fund

From Audrey Silk @ NYC Clash:

Surprise! C.L.A.S.H., with a co-plaintiff, to sue NYC over e-cig ban.
The legal papers are drawn up and ready to go. Just gotta fund it now.

 NYC E-Cig Ban - Legal Fund

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  1. Thank You for your post very important I agree.

  2. I have donated $50 from across the pond. I don't know why since I am not a vaper!
    Or perhaps I do. I think that it is important to establish that ecigs are not tobacco products and should not be declared to be tobacco products on a whim.
    I am currently starting an argument with a local councillor here in England regarding a ban on ecigs in local authority properties (including vehicles). It seems that the same sort of trick has been used - lumping an ecigs ban in with tobacco smoke ban. As Audrey S said, smoking bans are premised on tobacco smoke harm. No smoke equals no smoke harm, therefore no justification for ecig bans.
    If you are interested, you can see my letter to the Chairman of the Health Committee, who just happens to be also my local councillor, here:

    The EU Parliament added ecig to a tobacco products directive. That was wrong, and, although the directive was passed, I don't think that we have heard the last of it. Problems might arise when States in the EU try to enact legislation because the word 'e-cigarette' is only a 'made-up' word which we use to easily identify the product. The fact is that it is not a 'cigarette' at all but is a 'personal vaporiser'. Asthma inhalers are also 'personal vaporisers'. The two products work in different ways, that is all the difference is.

    I hope that Audrey S and friends are successful.

    1. Thanks for donating to the cause Junican.

      I left a response to your blog post on your blog.

      Per your blogpost: You are spot on. It is about bullying and vindictiveness, especially when you consider the fact that they have been lying about the effects of 2nd hand smoke for decades now. What does that tell us about the risks of 2nd hand vapor?

    2. Got your comment. 'Merci beaucoup'. You are sweet (Arh! How sexist!).
      We are all in 'a hard place' because of the money and power arraigned against us. The reason that I have taken up the struggle locally is because 'the rot' occurs at the bottom of the pile. It is against local regulations that the best chance of success lies. We must contest the bottom-up rot.