Court sides with harm reduction advocates fighting vapor product bans in India. Cities in Indiana, Wyoming and Maine treating vaping the same as smoking. Tuscon/Pima County Tobacco/Vapor 21 law delayed. New research finds vaping helps people quit smoking.
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RESEARCH: Newly published study from Massachusetts General Hospital’s Tobacco Research and Treatment Center provides critical population-level evidence demonstrating that using vapor products daily helps U.S. smokers quit smoking.
COLUMBUS, INDIANA: (UPDATE) Council voted unanimously to treat low risk vaping like smoking in public, without any evidence of harm to bystanders, and denying business owners right to allow vaping. Next will be outdoors and in private residences.
ADVOCACY: (INDIA) “Two top courts have stayed vaping bans. It is difficult to argue for prohibiting less harmful alternative to smoking which kills over a million Indians a year,” said Samarat Chowdhery, director, Association of Vapers India. @vapeindia
CHEYENNE, WYOMING: (HEADS UP!) City considering MONDAY to redefine vaping as smoking, without any evidence of harm to bystanders, and denying business owners right to allow vaping in own property. Don’t support laws that are NOT EVIDENCE-BASED!
TUSCON/PIMA COUNTY, ARIZONA: (UPDATE!) Tobacco/Vapor 21 law DELAYED by city council/county BOS due to concerns raised during the hearing. 13/17 speakers supported the ordinance. NO ONE should be denied access to products that help them keep from smoking!
SACO, MAINE: (HEADS UP!) City considering banning use of ALL nicotine and tobacco products (even those that don’t expose bystanders to vapor or smoke) on all indoor and OUTDOOR public property. Don’t support laws that are NOT EVIDENCE-BASED!