California E-Cigarette Bill Would Restrict Use of Medical Marijuana Vaporizers
It is a guiding principle and belief of R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co. that minors should never use tobacco products. We also believe that adults who do not use or have quit using tobacco products should not start.
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Derby, R-Owasso, is chairman of the House Public Health Committee and will oversee the studies. An e-cigarette is an electronic inhaler that vaporizes a liquid nicotine solution, simulating the act of tobacco smoking. Like cigarettes, users get a nicotine fix. Unlike cigarettes, there is no smoke. During the final days of the Legislature’s last session, the House rejected a bill backed by Jackson to deal with the same issue on a 66-29 vote after nearly three hours of questioning and debate. At issue in the interim studies is how the devices are taxed and how their sales are regulated.
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E-cigarette regulation and taxes once again on the front burner at the Capitol
California NORML is urging the Assembly to reject SB 648on the grounds that vaporizers offer a proven, beneficial harm reduction substitute for medical marijuana users by reducing exposure to harmful smoke toxins while at the same time posing no second-hand smoke hazard to the public. Vaporizers are designed to eliminate the respiratory hazards of smoking by eliminating the combustion that produces the smoke. Regular pipes and cigarettes produce carcinogenic tars, particulates and other smoke toxins that are a byproduct of burning leaves. Vaporizers dont produce these toxins because they dont burn anything, but rather evaporate an underlying solution or preparation of nicotine, cannabis, etc. at much lower temperatures. Laboratory studies sponsored by California NORML have shown that vaporizers can effectively eliminate carcinogenic tars, benzene, naphthalene, toluene, and other respiratory toxins from inhaled marijuana.
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