I read extensively on the components in the vapors of E-cigs and there ARE dangers in second hand smoke.
I absolutely despise smoking. I hate it. I call out the littering that results. I do not hide my distain for people smoking in inappropriate or illegal venues.
Observing e-cigarette usage stirs up the same emotional reactions. But that's my problem. None of the reasons I despise smoking apply to e-cigarettes. I guess I still consider them distasteful, but that's merely my opinion of them. An emotional reaction to them detached from rationality does not warrant any reaction.
If Disneyland's policies are to treat e-cigarette usage like smoking, so be it, and it should be enforced. But, like several e-cigarette users here have posted, I was unaware of the policy. The no-smoking in most areas rule I would not have thought to apply to e-cigarettes either. I think Disney should either relax the policy or make
I think e-cigs and cigarettes should both be enjoyed in the smoking areas only, and mainly from an enforcement standpoint. They look identical or nearly identical and expecting CMs to use their spidey-senses to distinguish the two is unrealisitic. Making e-cig users follow the same rules as regular cigarette users not only makes it easier on CMs but also avoids other guests from seeing an e-cig user "light up" and think that the smoking areas are not being enforced, or a smoker seeing it and then light up a cigarette, and then using the argument "other people are smoking outside the designated areas, why can't I?"
Most of the unsafe chemicals and their levels vary from product to product. They are found in the liquid refills and are ususally a result of either flavoring being added or are a byproduct to how the nicotine is being delivered and how much nicotine is being delivered per puff. Some companies (now banned from selling in the US) added poisons as a preservative. This is why some countries, such as Australia, Canada and Hong Kong, have banned the sale of e-cigs until further research is done.
I assume people "vape" because they are trying to quit smoking really cigarettes. Quite often when you are trying to alter an addiction, inconvenience is a big factor in helping you quit. I would be less apt to light up at Disneyland if I had to go to a designated area an be away from the fun and my family.
I know Disney didn't make their rule on smoking based on inconvenience, but if you are truly trying to break you habit being groups with actual smokers is a good thing IMO.
Also, there are little to no nicotine levels in second hand vapor according to a New Zealand study on second hand vapor.Quote:
Ingredients: Distilled Water, Nicotine (when applicable), FCC Grade Vegetable Glycerin, Natural Flavors, Artificial Flavors, Citric Acid
The results of this study confirm the findings of my last 4 years of research. E-cigarettes pose no discernible risk to public health." - Dr. Murray Laugesen - Public Health Medicine Specialist, Health New Zealand
There is probably more to worry about eating than second hand vapor:
Vegetable Highest reported mean nicotine content
Cauliflower 16.8 ng/g
Eggplant 100.0 ng/g
Potato peel 4.8 ng/g
Potato pulp 15.3 ng/g
Potato 7.1 ng/g
Green tomatoes 42.8 ng/g
Pureed tomatoes 52.0 ng/g
Ripe tomatoes 4.3 ng/g