L.A. Community College District Bans E-Cigarettes

By City News Services

The Los Angeles Community College District has added its nine campuses to the growing list of places in the Los Angeles area where electronic cigarette use is restricted.

The district’s board of trustees last week voted unanimously to restrict the activity, referred to as “vaping,” the same way it does tobacco smoking on campus — by limiting it to a maximum of four places per campus.

LACCD spokesman Steve Springer said the areas where vaping and smoking are allowed varies at each campus.

The district’s non-smoking policy, which was amended to apply to “comparable, personal, vapor-generating devices,” went into effect immediately following the board’s vote, Springer said.

 

 

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3 Responses to “L.A. Community College District Bans E-Cigarettes”

  1. Robert Copia on March 22nd, 2014 11:34 pm

    At age 62, I have been a smoker since 6th grade. It was a part of our culture. Since my aunt’s passing in 2003, due to lung cancer caused by her smoking, I tried hard to quit. Nicotine gum helped me cut down but any kind of stress and I was back to compulsive smoking. I took the anti-smoking drug ZYBAN for two days. It made me feel very strange. Three and one half years ago, I used my first e-cig and I have been tobacco free ever since. My health has improved drastically. No coughing, The shortness of breath when climbing stairs is 90% gone. I still use the ecig and have no desire to use tobacco. I am considering going into the ecig business and I have started reading the ecig news. Banning, crackdowns, fears ,concerns, questions, gateway, fears, harming children is all that I read..
    Hysteria over a “personal nicotine vaporizer”??? A small lithium battery,( lithium batteries power cellphones, laptop computers, pacemakers equipment on jet airliners etc.,) heats an element that turns nicotine liquid ( consisting of nicotine the same as in the nicotine gum paid for by Medicare and Medicaid, and food grade flavorings, in a base of propylene glycol which is rated GRAS, generally regarded as safe) in the Code of Federal Regulations Title 21, section 184-1666, and is found in many food products, asthma inhalers, the anti-smoking drug ZYBAN, toothpaste etc,) into vapor like your tea kettle.
    I was awakened by the Bloomberg, 2/19/2014, article, “ GLAXO Memo Shows Drug Industry Lobbying on E-Cigarettes”. Glaxo-Smith Kline is the 4th largest Pharma company and it sells nicotine gum, lozenges, patches inhalers and the anti-smoking drug ZYBAN which I learned was actually the mind-altering psychiatric drug Wellbutrin. I then went on to read the Forbes 7/2/2012, article, “Feds Say Dr. Drew Was Paid by GLAXO TO Talk Up Antidepressant” Forbes in included a link to the 72 page Justice Department complaint against GLAXO which involved the illegal, deceptive and fraudulent…

  2. Elijah on March 23rd, 2014 6:07 pm

    Try the latest alternative to smoking, it’s called ‘breathing fresh air’.

  3. scooby on March 26th, 2014 8:53 am

    alternative to smoking is fresh air? foo brush your teeth first before you say fresh air. thanks

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