DC wants to ban e-cigs in bars

People in DC bars are “vaping,” or using electronic cigarettes, indoors. A couple members of the DC city council — Yvette M. Alexander and David Grosso — have introduced a bill to include e-cigarettes in the city’s smoking ban:

In an interview, Alexander said e-cigarettes are being “used to usurp the smoking ban.”

“It is smoking, is an inhalant and it’s similar to smoking,” said Alexander, chairwoman of the Health Committee. “We don’t know what the ill effects of this are, and it’s still a bother to some people.”

“Similar to smoking” and “a bother.” Time was city officials at least made a show of finding evidence of harm before imposing bans. E-cigarettes may be annoying to other patrons, but there’s no evidence or reason to believe that secondhand vapor (is that a thing now?) is something to fear. And to point out the obvious, bar and restaurant owners are perfectly free to set their own policies if guests prefer to avoid it.

Comments

  1. Kendra Thornton says:

    Hi there Jacob –

    I have a quick question about your blog – could you email me when you have a chance? Thanks you and have a great weekend!

    Kendra

  2. Barney says:

    This design is incredible! You certainly know how
    to keep a reader amused. Between your wit and your videos,
    I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Wonderful job.
    I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it.
    Too cool!

  3. May I simply say what a relief to find someone who actually knows what
    they are talking about over the internet. You actually realize
    how to bring an issue to light and make it important.
    More people need to check this out and understand this side of the story.

    I can’t believe you are not more popular given that you surely have the gift.

  4. First of all I want to say fantastic blog!
    I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you don’t mind.

    I was curious to know how you center yourself and clear your thoughts before
    writing. I’ve had difficulty clearing my thoughts in getting
    my thoughts out there. I do take pleasure in writing but it just seems like the
    first 10 to 15 minutes are wasted just trying to figure out
    how to begin. Any suggestions or tips? Many thanks!

  5. Great blog! Do you have any recommendations for aspiring writers?

    I’m hoping to start my own site soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you recommend starting with a free platform
    like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that
    I’m totally confused .. Any suggestions? Thank you!

  6. Dorothea says:

    This site truly has all the information and facts I needed about this subject and didn’t
    know who to ask.

  7. haine tari says:

    Thank you, I have just been looking for information about this topic for a while and
    yours is the best I’ve found out till now. But, what concerning the bottom line?
    Are you positive concerning the source?

  8. That is a great tip especially to those new to the
    blogosphere. Simple but very precise info… Thank you for sharing
    this one. A must read article!

  9. Hey there, You have done a great job. I will definitely digg it and personally recommend to my friends.
    I’m sure they’ll be benefited from this web site.

Trackbacks

  1. [...] Bar Staff Are So 2006 Via Jacob Grier, it appears that Washington DC is looking to include e-cigs in their general smoking ban. In an [...]

  2. [...] Bar Staff Are So 2006 Via Jacob Grier, it appears that Washington DC is looking to include e-cigs in their general smoking ban. In an [...]

Leave a Comment

*