As of last yesterday, e-cigarette users across the world have been focused on a bill passed by the New York State Senate which would ban all e-liquid sales in the state! The recent bill is now being sent to the State Assembly for review and a final vote, which if approved will enact Bill S6939B-2013 into law.
This bill proposes New York “prohibits the sale or provision of any quantity of electronic liquid used to refill an electronic cigarette or cartridge”. According to the article on Inquisitr.com, this bill “defines ‘electronic liquid’ as any liquid composed of nicotine and other chemicals that is sold for use in electronic cigarettes”. If this bill is passed and becomes a law it would not only put hundreds of New York businesses out of work, it would force vapers to resort to either smoking or using alternative methods of nicotine delivery, (like patches or nicotine gum). The problem with these remaining alternatives is for many vapers these products simply don’t cut the cravings. Anti-vapor supporters fail to realize the fact that the hand-mouth sensation of vaping is a major part of the relaxing vaping experience, which these alternative methods don’t offer.
Considering this pending law is based off of speculation, lack of research, and misinterpretations of scientific findings, all vapers must urge New York State Representatives and State Governor to strongly oppose this preposterous bill! Unfortunately if this bill is put into law it would most likely encourage additional states, and countries to follow suit. If immediate action is not taken against these restrictive laws then we may permanently lose one of the most important innovations created.
To read more about this important legislative bill go to: http://www.inquisitr.com/1304742/new-york-state-may-pass-an-e-liquid-ban-thats-awfully-convenient-for-big-tobacco/#fEm6uuKfPkcz2Sid.99
Instructions on how to take action can be found at: https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2017/s8610