Public officials in Twin Falls, Idaho know that they have a lot of people who use tobacco products every day. The electronic cigarette has offered a healthy alternative to those who just cannot seem to kick the habit. The electronic cigarette is easy to use, comes in different flavors, and is supposed to be safer regarding secondhand smoke.
Idaho lawmakers are not pleased with electronic cigarettes, and they are looking into banning them altogether. However, a complete ban is going to be difficult so the primary focus is on preventing minors from using them. Proposals are being presented to state legislators to prevent minors from purchasing the electronic cigarette.
The reason why Idaho lawmakers are so outraged over electronic cigarettes is because currently they are not marketed as tobacco products. They are also not regulated as such, which means anyone under the age of 18 can legally purchase them in all except six states across the country.
All around the country various health warnings and bans are now being raised regarding the true safety of electronic cigarettes. Even though research has been done, designed to prove they are safer than regular cigarettes, many state officials still feel there is not enough evidence to suggest they are fully safe to use.
Idaho lawmakers argue that the product is being marketed similar to a junk food product. They say it is imitating traditional smoking behavior, but people are being told it is not the same. As a result those in a particular age bracket might be confused and feel that the cigarettes are 100% safe.
As of this moment use of electronic cigarettes are only under two federal restrictions. The Department of Transportation doesn’t allow passengers to use them on airplanes. And in the Air Force electronic cigarettes are not allowed.