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Letter: There is no reason to ban use of e-cigarettes in public

There is no reason to ban use of e-cigarettes in public

The Buffalo Common Council has jumped on the hysteria bandwagon and it appears that the County Legislature is about to follow suit – all in the name of public health.

E-cigarettes are a nicotine delivery system where the nicotine remains in the user’s body and the vaporizing agent (either propylene glycol or vegetable glycerine) and a trace of the flavoring agent are exhaled.

Coincidentally, smoke or fog machines used in clubs and at concerts also use propylene glycol to produce the roomful of “smoke.” Will these be likewise banned, or is this just another instance of the cynical pandering that we’ve come to expect from our politicians? I’m betting on the latter.

Oh, and, by the way, I don’t “vape.”

David Kiefer II

Buffalo