NYPost: Vape ’em if you got ’em.
Smokers opposed to a proposal to snuff electronic cigarettes from public places filled a City Council hearing room Wednesday and puffed away.
With no law on the books to prevent them from electronically lighting up at City Hall or anyplace else, protesters defiantly powered up at the seat of city government, making their point under a cloud of vapor smoke.
“The facts are that this isn’t smoking,” said Jesse Gaddis, a representative from Brooklyn-based Bedford Slims, an e-cigarette company, as he exhaled wasps of white mist during his testimony. “This is vapor.”
“I started smoking Parliament Lights when I was 12 and I was smoking a pack a day by the time I was 16,” said Illona Orshansky, 29, of Fort Greene, who owns Vapor Lounge NY in Williamsburg. “I quit 10 months ago. I vape a tobacco flavor. It tastes like a Parliament.”
“E-cigarettes have the potential to be a public health miracle,” said Dr. Gilbert Ross, executive director of the American Council on Science and Health.
He cautioned that banning e-cigs could encourage people to go back to real cigarettes.
Lot of blogs about smoking today. Well this one will be short, but what citizens in LA took laying down with no lube the good people of NY are dishing back at these fucking out of touch legislators. Just storming city hall filling the chamber with vapor right in the council’s face. Love it. And as a parliament light smoker myself I need to know what Illona is vaping and I needed to know yesterday. My main problem with E-Cigs is that I hate the tobacco flavored ones, so I usually go with something fruity (just like me) like grape or vanilla or something. If I can find an e-cig that tastes like a p-funk then I’m outta the regular ciggy game tomorrow.
Realistically though NY will pass this ban just like LA because regular citizens have zero power anymore in America.
Oh and Ms. Flash Vapor with the green hair up there? Nope