As one of the leaders in the vapor industry, we are dedicated to continuously promoting accurate information and new rulings related to ecigs. Since our company headquarters is located in South Florida, we are particularly aware of all local news. A recent news article published by local WSVN7 and expanded on by the Sun Sentinel announced that Tri-Rail, a regional rail service between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, will require users of both ecigs and traditional tobacco to vape and smoke in designated areas of each of its 18 train stations. This new rule will go into effect on October 1st, with signs being posted throughout the month of September, warning travelers of the impending new rule. Vaping via ecigs or vaporizers has been outright banned on public transportation buses, and now with this new limitation, we must admit that we are more than a litte disappointed to see that vapers are being lumped together with traditional tobacco smoking.
We always like to remind both vapor opponents and enthusiasts that V2 and V2 Pro items produce zero smoke; instead, exhaled vapor contains a handful of FDA approved ingredients commonly found in over-the-counter products at most grocery and convenience stores. Although we firmly believe that ecigs and vaporizers should be categorized and regulated in their own group, we do always recommend that our customers and other fellow vapers be considerate and courteous of others when vaping in public. Following local ordinances like this is essential in helping promote tolerance on both sides of the debate. An informed vaper knows that the vapor produced by ecigs is odorless and evaporates within seconds. As a community, we implore county commissioners and other officials to get informed
about vapor products so they can establish a well-rounded, fact-based opinion. In the meantime, we think our industry will receive more empathy and understanding if we continue to follow all local and state rulings while educating friends and families about e-cigarette certainties.
So, what do you think about South Florida public transportation officials lumping vaping with smoking? Do you think it makes sense? Will it negatively affect the potential impact of ecigs? Tell us in the comment section below and make sure to share this blog post with your friends on social media in an effort to educate and inform your vaping and non-vaping friends!