In the press: Equating ‘vaping’ and smoking is a mistake

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Oregon lawmakers are currently considering misguided legislation, House Bill 2546, that would dramatically restrict the use of electronic cigarettes in the state, lowering the potential for harm reduction in the LGBT community, a population shown to use combustible tobacco at nearly twice the rate of their straight contemporaries. HB2546 would expand the Oregon Indoor Clean Air Act (ICAA), which prohibits smoking in most indoor workplaces, to include a ban on “inhalant delivery systems,” specifically e-cigarettes and other so-called “vaping” products that present smokers with a less harmful alternative to traditional cigarettes. Read full article

James Owens. (05 March 2015) Equating ‘vaping’ & smoking is a mistake [essay]. Retrieved from http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/03/equating_vaping_and_smoking_is.html

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