Electronic cigarettes banned from all Health Department propertiesUPDATED 7:08 PM HST Dec 20, 2013Video Transcript
Beginning January 1st Electronic cigarette users can't PUFF in Department of Health properties and premises occupied by its employees. More than 80 buildings and 3- thousand employees will be affected. KITV-4's Nana OhKawa has more on the ban. 1329 TAKE A NICE INHALE... People call this VAPING... Using an electronic smoking device as an alternative to smoking tobacco... It's getting more and more popular... Also on the rise... BANNING electronic smoking... Alvin Der - manager Vapor Etc. 906 AS LONG AS WE ARE RESPECTFUL OF WHO IS AROUND US AND WE AREN'T BLOWING LARGE VAPOR CLOUDS AROUND THEM I THINK THATS THE MOST IMPORTANT. SMOKING ETIQUETTE AS LONG AS WE AREN'T SMOKING AROUND THEM SHOULDN'T BE A BIG DEAL19 But, It's a BIG DEAL for officials with the State Department of Health. E-cigs are BANNED from all department properties. They don't buy the claims that the stuff billowing out of the devices is harmless. Julian Lipsher 2108 THE CLAIM THAT IT'S NOT SMOKE IT'S ONLY VAPOR IS A MANUFACTURE RS CLAIM ITS NOT A HEALTH CLAIM 15 And question the amount of nicotine vendors say are in the liquid. lipsher 2133 IF YOU ARE SITTING NEXT TO SOMEONE AND YOU ARE A NON USER YOUR BLOOD LEVELS OF COTININE FROM AN ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE ARE ELEVATED JUST THE SAME 43 Lola Irvin 1908 ITS ALSO SHOWN TO HAVE TRACES OF CARCINOGENS THINGS THAT ARE CANCER CAUSING SO THERE ARE TOXIC INGREDIENTS IN THERE SO IT IS NOT SOMETHING THAT'S REGULATED SO WE ARE CONCERN ABOUT ITS HEALTH IMPACT 1920 State health officials have doubts aboutg those who promote e-cigs as a way to quit smoking. All in all.. enough questions out there... so the health department wants to keep its distance from these Pricey pieces... They can run from 30 to 300 dollars. E-cigarettes have already been banned from major airlines, major theaters, school grounds, and buses. And you have to be 18 or older to purchase one.