Electronic Cigarettes: No Smoking, Lots of Fuming
Customers at the Vapor Spot in Los Angeles puff on electronic vaporizers in an environment that looks like a cross between a swanky bar and a pharmacy, with black-shirted staffers tending frosted-glass countertops and hundreds of dropper bottles of "e-juice" lined up on the shelves.
The aroma inside is mildly sweet — not what you might expect from a store full of people indulging in a nicotine habit.
Smokers have been banished from most public places, forced to nurse their addiction in private or outdoors.
But what about vapers, the name for people who draw on electronic cigarettes that spew no actual smoke? Instead, they inhale — and then exhale — e-juice as a vapor containing liquid nicotine, flavored with such tastes as fresh tobacco and cotton candy.
Should they be subject to the same restrictions?
Original article posted: Saturday July 06, 2013 | By Amber Dance | LA Times