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The district's non-smoking policy, which was amended to apply to "comparable, personal, vapor-generating devices," went into effect immediately following the board's vote, Springer said.
Board vice president Scott Svonkin, who proposed the change, described e- cigarette use as a "public health crisis" and a "growing epidemic among young people."
"This action will limit the exposure of the students, faculty and staff on our campuses to these cigarettes," he said. "No one should be forced to breathe the vapor e-cigarettes emit. We are proud to lead the effort to protect those we serve."
Vape all you want Boncho. S&F for a well written rant.
If anyone in Australia uses E-cigs successfully please PM me.
Thanks in advance.
I need to quit smoking. I want to quit!
Have tried a few times.
Help! I need somebody, help! Not just anybody, heeeelp!
We can't even get e-cigs with nicotine in them in Canada. The government makes money hand over fist taxing cigarette sales so I guess they decided they couldn't have a healthy cost effective alternative chipping away at their bottom line.
Electronic cigarettes, seen by many as a healthy alternative to tobacco smoking, can cause damage to the lungs,
hey found that using an e-cigarette caused an instant increase in airway resistance that lasted for 10 minutes in the majority of the participants. Below are some of their findings:
Non-smokers - even among lifetimes non-smokers, using an e-cigarette for ten minutes raised their airway resistance to 206% from 182% (mean average); the researchers described this as a "significant increase".
Current regular smokers - among existing regular smokers, the spirometry tests revealed a significant rise in airway resistance to 220%, from 176% after using one e-cigarette for ten minutes.
COPD and Asthma patients experienced no significant increase in airway resistance from using one e-cigarette for ten minutes.