After an overwhelming 10-1 vote by The House Health and Insurance Committee, a bill that would stop vapers from using their e-cigs inside and within 25 feet of entrances in Colorado is moving forward.
This is a big issue for both sides of the debate on what the future of vaping looks like in Colorado.
The health community sees this bill to have health and social effects, where vaping becomes less of a social normality.
The local vaping industry worries how continued regulations will affect their business when their customers can’t vape inside the shops where they buy and test products.
When it comes to clean air, the debate reaches a divide on how detrimental the vapor is to the public.
Kelsey Fife from Mesa County Public Health says, “There’s a misunderstanding about what’s in these vaping products, people seem to believe that it is water vapor.”
Lizard Lounge Vapor Owner, Dominette Celli says, “It’s the nicotine and the carcinogens in combustible products that generate the second-hand smoke.”
Combustion in other words means, to burn something, a process that does not occur in an electronic cigarette.
It is also true that the vapor production does come from water and vegetable glycerin, an additive that is used in foods.
The mystery in the ingredients is what exactly makes up the flavorings, something most companies hide as a trade secret.
There is also evidence to suggest that the heating coils inside electronic cigarettes can leak heavy metals into an electronic cigarette.