Hennepin County bans e-cigs

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The FDA hasn't weighed in on e-cigs yet, but Hennepin County has.
:::: UPDATE :::: Rainbow Health Initiative comes out against e-cigs

A lot remains unknown about e-cigarettes, but there's one thing we can report with certainty -- Hennepin County workers and visitors will no longer be able to lawfully smoke them on county property.

SEE ALSO: Lung Association's Bob Moffitt looks forward to July, when cig taxes go up $1.60 per pack [INTERVIEW]

Hennepin is setting a precedent by banning e-cigarettes, the smokeless alternative to traditional cigarettes that have been gaining steam (or vapor) in recent years, especially since Minnesota's cigarette tax hike went into effect at the beginning of the month.

Hennepin County Administrator David Hough told Fox 9, "We've been proactive here."

"We want to make sure that our workforce and the residents, clients in the building are being protected," he said.

E-cigarette industry representatives claim e-cig vapor doesn't contain any secondhand carcinogens and therefore poses a negligible public health problem, but the CDC says more research is necessary before firm conclusions can be drawn. Furthermore, e-cigs do contain nicotine, which health experts say can be dangerous for people with circulatory issues.

Fox reports that Metro Transit is also preparing to update its smoking policy to prohibit e-cigs on buses and trains.

In any event, with increasingly-hard-to-smoke packs of old fashioned ciggies now usually costing more than $7 and e-cig smokers feeling the pinch as well, it's more difficult than ever to be a smoker in Minnesota.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.

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wholesaleesmoke
wholesaleesmoke

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How to stop smoking?Or change the smoking into some other way that health to people and society.

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wholesaleesmoke
wholesaleesmoke

Health and Wealth

In some way, Wealth means rich life, noble status, outstanding ability and success. It is a reflection of the value of life.

Health means having vigorous body without disease and the pursuit of a balance, positive and optimistic attitude. It is the symbol of a happy life.

I think health is more important than wealth, without a healthy body and a good mind, no matter how many money you have and who you are(even you are President), all is nothing. If you got a health body ,it should be be happy and passionate to do everything, and more easier to succeed.

Wealth is just a way to happiness, a kind of tool that should be we have, rather than let the wealth to enslave us.

Eciggood-A ecigarette retail website that offer all kind of ecigarette and eliquid to help people get away from smoke,be a more healthy person.

Health is the basis of our happiness, not for wealth. We can hard work ,but can't sell the health of the body, the pursuit of happiness and peace of mind.

If you cannot have your cake and eat it, I choose to health. Health is great wealth in the world.

How to keep healthy

How to keep healthy? This is very simple. Exercise, and exercise science.

There are some advices of exercise:

1. Most of the time in a week, it is best to every day of the week, at least it should exercise 30 minutes a day.

2. Promote aerobic exercise, such as walking (fast walking, jogging, easy to play, swimming, mountain climbing, biking, aerobics, tai chi and other sports).

3. Should also be planned for at least two times a week to strengthen muscle exercise or activity.

Pay attention to point::

Should make the exercise as an integral part of their daily life, like eat bread or drink water is indispensable.

Eciggood-Help you to stop smoke, get a healthy life for you and your family.

Exercise needs to be energetic, otherwise it is difficult to benefit from it.

Eight benefit suggestions to human health science movement

1, the weight control

2, improve the mental health status, resolve depression and anxiety (with psychotherapy and medications have the same effect).

3, lower blood pressure and cholesterol adjustment

4, reduce the risk of cardio-cerebrovascular disease

5, and reduce the risk of diabetes

6, prevent colon cancer, breast cancer

7, prevention of osteoporosis.

8, may reduce the risk of alzheimer's disease

Choose the best time

The appropriate exercise should not be late afternoon or evening is the best time to exercise, for three reasons, one is the human body biological clock in the afternoon at orgasm, physiological function at their best. Secondly, the air quality is best in 3pm. It is the most conducive to sleep at night if to exercise in the afternoon. Some old people are accustomed to exercise in the morning, after it had better be in at 9 am (It had better not to outdoor exercise when it’s foggy day)

zara.zuss
zara.zuss

If I may share my experience and possibly help current ‘regular cigarette’ smokers switch to e-cigarettes.

I used to smoke 2+ packs of Marlboro cigarettes a day (for over 15 years). The kind of health condition I was in, I’m sure I don’t have to explain. After numerous attempts of quitting, I finally tried the electronic cigarette. I purchased it from http://ismokehealthy.net (it’s a V2 e-cigarette) and never went back to regular ones. Today, I feel like I never smoked a single cigarette in my life. I run 45 minutes every morning, my skin looks younger, my teeth are white again, and I got rid of the nasty smoke odor. All without any kind of side effects.

Do yourself a favor and switch to e-cigarettes, take it from people’s experience, not from some ‘suspicious studies’.

shauna06112
shauna06112

Not every e cig has nicotine. Also, what kind of sense does it make to change government policy before you even have all information from BOTH sides?

marie721
marie721

Government nanny state outlawing everything people like that they don't tax !

MOGUS226
MOGUS226

Oh, we know so well how the CDC stays on top of public health.......at their convenience......and Hennepin County- just breathing the AIR is a health hazard.

Frank Rizzo
Frank Rizzo

pretty original comment there nuttyass!

fearlessfancy
fearlessfancy

These people don't even know how people use e-cigarettes.   You do not inhale the vapor into your lungs.   My doctor is glad i am using one.   He says they are harmless.

CarlosDanger
CarlosDanger

Minnesota's hypocritical nanny-state liberals strike again!  A fake cigarette that harms nobody?  Bad!  The actual harmful disease-spreading practice of jamming your penis into another man's filthy anus?  Good! 

Mike Tully
Mike Tully

The smoking ban is about control and the legislators "self-esteem". Since they don't really produce anything, they make themselves feel better about their "jobs" by creating as many laws and regulations as possible. If their only function (as originally intended) was to simply protect individual rights, they'd have a boring job and would probably only do it for 1 term. Instead, they try to stay in for life and therefore need a constant slew of regulatory tasks in the hopper...

Tasha Rose
Tasha Rose

Good thing they're educated in GT programs that we pay for I guess ..... had to get up early to think up that vitriol did ya Matthew? A for effort.

Matthew Mack
Matthew Mack

Tasha, and your right to eject as many filthy, snot-ridden kids out of your uterus shouldn't affect the amount of taxes taken out of my paycheck to pay for more half-interested, lazy teachers, but it does. So you and your special snowflakes can cram it.

Chris Peden
Chris Peden

Need that Viking Stadium payed for some how.. They just want people to buy more cigarettes. Electronic pull tabs failed. E-Ciggs are to popular.

Jeff Skinner
Jeff Skinner

Carla, that piece was posted Sept. 22, 2011. The study he refers to was done in Greece with an early version, or "prototype" e-cig. The developments have come a long way since that report.

grotteboy_81
grotteboy_81

Fuck you Minnesota Legislation, I guess the time I spent serving my country wasn't enough, you gotta take away my rights also.. FUCK YOU!!!

Mike Ciresi
Mike Ciresi

Somebody ought to ban Hennepin county. It's really funny, they get all upset when the issue of raising taxes for Alcohol comes up so they reject it. The money from the tax would have gone to people who have been affected by alcohol in a negative way, but oh no!, we can't have that!, people may not go to the stadiums! Take a look at the DWI's and the repeat offenders, look at all of the people who die in car accidents because of it, look at all of the physical and mental abuse it can cause, it can break up families ( I have seen this first hand multiple times), it causes disease and violence. I have nothing against alcohol as long as you are not driving or pounding your spouse or your children or affecting others in a negative manner by what you are doing. Like second hand smoke I have no control over drunk drivers and drunk politicians who drive drunk and get by with it because they can buy their way out. Give me a break that the politicians care about what people do or consume. Take care of those things first fuckos and then I may believe you. Don't you politicians think that the people in Hennepin county have paid enough?

Jill Hildebrant
Jill Hildebrant

Give me a break!! These people that are trying to "protect" the public should be questioning the safety of all the crap we are legally breathing in everyday as we walk down the street...take the blinders off, oh wait, unless there is a great deal of money involved. In that case no one gives a s**t about your health

RimmyJimmy
RimmyJimmy

How about you pussies just quit already and not give any of your money to tobacco companies or chem manufacturers?  I quit cold turkey 4 years ago, a week or two of feeling like shit and then it's over.  You're free.

Jeanne Griffin
Jeanne Griffin

Lastly: here are the ingredients in smoke juice: USP Grade Propylene Glycol or USP Grade Vegetable Glycerin, USP Grade Glycerol, USP Grade Deionized water, USP Grade Nicotine (except in Zero Nicotine recipe) Natural Flavors, Artificial flavors, USP Grade Citric Acid This is from the Wisconsin based Johnson Creek Smoke Juice website (and the side of all the bottles I've purchased).

Jeanne Griffin
Jeanne Griffin

Jeff Skinner: Thanks! I have to admit that I'm an eCig smoker now because I cannot pay $11.50/pack. I'm living in NY for the moment and it was making me broke. But now that I'm 10 days off cigarettes I realize the health benefits. Sure, I miss smoking (man, I loved it!) but I can breathe better and my blood pressure is back to normal.

bethtravers2000
bethtravers2000

Why such a fuss over this. All that is exhaled is steam.

Tina Mecie Jordan
Tina Mecie Jordan

Also note CARLA this article link is from Sept. 22, 2011. 2 years ago!!! Find a recent source for data!!!!

Derrick Mc
Derrick Mc

i don't smoke... don't drink.. never did any drugs... but it's not my place to say what other people can or can't put into their bodies, and those people have just as much of a right to do whatever they want in public as i do. if they want to suck on a stick that makes them look like a pretentious douche and wonder why no one wants to be near them, then that's their prerogative.

TC4L
TC4L

Not long ago doctors said cigarettes were good for stress.  Everyone has some stress.  So they were saying everyone smoke a cig.  Rule of thumb.  Uneccessary smoke and vapors in lungs are bad.

Common
Common

@fearlessfancy Of course you inhale the smoke. That's totally absurd. They're not supposed to be the equivalent of cigars for God's sake...

GlossolaliaBlack
GlossolaliaBlack

@CarlosDanger Dude, you homophobes fap more about buttholes than any gay man I have ever known. Why don't you go jam an e-cig up your butt, you may find it pleasurable, and because it's you doing it, it's totally not gay.

Go ahead, try it. Just wash the e-cig afterwards if you need to smoke it.

P.S. Friends of mine swear by it. I think it might just be time to quit, y'all. After all, cigarettes are a form of slavery.

P.P.S. Don't really use your e-cig for anal play, @CarlosDanger, it might hurt you, Go to Smitten Kitten and find yourself a nice butt plug and some lube. You can go ahead and keep being a homophobe, I'm not trying to change your mind. I doubt I ever could. Just trying to let you know buttsex ain't all about poop.

poiu
poiu

@CarlosDanger Are you on crack? Actual disease-spreading? Go fuck yourself moron. An e-cig can spread disease as well as a doorknob, handshake, or buttfuck if someone who has the flu uses it. How about neither act should involve the government? But then again you probably support the nanny-state so long as it sticks to conservative social mores. Who is a hypocrite here?

chrisbru1
chrisbru1

@CarlosDanger You have got to be kidding me. How does same-sex intercourse affect you in any way? You can push your anti-liberal agenda all you want, but your analogy between nicotine products and private sexual relationships is laughable.

marie721
marie721

Must be Big government out lasting everything people like !

SmokeyBear
SmokeyBear

@grotteboy_81 take away rights? you can't use a product on county property, and now your rights are being taken away? and who are you saying F you to? 


try reading before rantings. then try thinking.

andrewbeds
andrewbeds

@Mike Ciresi  Well Said . I totally agree, It's like they get tunnel vision and only see the things that may help them stay in office but regrettably don't see the big picture... It is very sad.   


andrewbeds
andrewbeds

@Jill Hildebrant You really hit the button there Please lets make them take there Fucking blinds off for good...It would be nice to get some fresh ideas an viewpoints maybe some more diversity in our appointed leaders / designated officials...this maybe kind of Corney but how about the Goggle model of brainstorming the thing that will really protect the publics health and well being ?   am I wrong ?    

robins04
robins04

@RimmyJimmy Don't assume it's that easy for other people. Congratulations, way to go for being able to do it on your own, but you take away from that accomplishment by criticizing others when they can't do the same... Not a good look, bro.

GlossolaliaBlack
GlossolaliaBlack

@Jeanne Griffin Thank you very much for posting this, I was actually about to look it up myself.  The one Dr.-approved pro-e-cig place online I've heard about is also against the ban on DDT in Malaysia because of malaria.

It seemed like they had their nanny-state arguments, couched in what was purported to be medical reason. I can see the logic behind wanting there to be less malaria in Malaysia. But the fact that they think DDT is the answer (Read Silent Spring if you want to know how bad DDT is) is casting a weird light on how harmless they claim e-cigs to be.

I'm neutral on the issue. I'm a smoker, and trying desperately to quit, and I don't know if I want to trade one bad thing for another. Just quitting seems like the easiest solution, at least for me.

Peace!


_Joe_
_Joe_

@Derrick Mc <- Makes sure everyone knows he doesn't smoke, drink, or take drugs and then accuses others of being a pretentious douche.  LOL

fearlessfancy
fearlessfancy

@TC4L And your caution is based on??????   There is no scientific evidence to back up your claim that vapor is harmful; plus, i do not inhale and e cigarette 'smokers' do not inhale into their lungs; they smoke them like cigars; additionally,  the ingredients that form the vapor are in asthma inhalers.   Should those be banned as well?  

fearlessfancy
fearlessfancy

@Common @fearlessfancy um, no, the companies who make the products tell users not to inhale into their lungs, at least that's what i was told. You 'smoke' them just like cigars, inhale only into the mouth; and fyi, it is vapor not smoke, big difference.


poiu
poiu

@_Joe_ No, he's stating that one doesn't have to engage in an activity just to support it's legality. 

_Joe_
_Joe_

@poiuYes, you are correct.  That was in addition to accusing others of being a pretentious douche.  Both independent claims.  I was commenting on one, not the other.

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