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PUBLIC STATEMENT REGARDING NEW ORLEANS SMOKING BAN

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Today the New Orleans City Council took an important step in reducing tobacco cigarette usage among our citizens and visitors.  Unfortunately, in doing so, they actively ignored the science showing that electronic cigarettes are fundamentally different products; and require fundamentally different treatment. Councilmember Cantrell’s initial draft of the statute would have put local electronic cigarette purveyors out of business.  LAECR appreciates that she admitted the oversight and made small concessions to remedy it.  The changes, however, do not go nearly far enough, and treating these products as equivalent will discourage smokers from trying this important alternative. The major result of […]

[PRESS RELEASE] UPCOMING NEW ORLEANS E-CIGARETTE BAN HURTS LOCAL BUSINESSES, PUBLIC HEALTH

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Orleans Electronic Cigarette Ban Hurts Local Businesses, Public Louisiana Association of Electronic Cigarette Retailers says superstition, rather than science, led to their inclusion in tobacco ordinance NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 20, 2015 – On Thursday, January 22, the New Orleans City Council will vote on a proposed anti-smoking ordinance.  That ordinance includes electronic cigarettes, which has many members of the public fuming. Electronic cigarettes are devices which heat a liquid suspension of nicotine and flavoring to provide the user with a “smoke-like” experience absent most of the toxins found in cigarettes.  Numerous studies have shown them to […]