Sunday, August 4, 2013

Starbucks, other businesses ban e-cigarettes

Aug 3, 2013 by 

E-cigarettes Banned

e-cigarettesA wispy, white cloud swirls in the air…but is it smoke?
“We’re exhaling water vapor, not carcinogenic smoke,” said Alan Rogers.
Some people, like Alan, have traded in their traditional smokes for electronic cigarettes.
Rogers added, “It tastes a lot better than tobacco. It feels a lot better than tobacco.”
They claim it’s not the same as a cigarette, but Starbucks disagrees. In June the coffee company implemented a new policy that does not allow smoking within 25 feet of their stores.

Rogers added, “The stigma with smoking comes from the fact that it’s unhealthy, not just for you, but for the people around you. With the vaporizers, we’re not using carcinogens. We’re not exhaling anything that’s dangerous to anyone. They’re attaching a stigma to it that doesn’t need to be attached to it.”