Thursday, January 12, 2012

Tighter tobacco rules on cruises worry e-smokers

(Note: This article has quotes from a CASAA member and CASAA President Elaine Keller.)

By Arlene Satchell, Sun Sentinel
11:51 a.m. EST, January 12, 2012

A growing number of smokers are now using electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes to try to kick their tobacco products habit, but cruise lines don't agree on where to ban and where to permit e-cigarettes at sea.

Some lump them with traditional tobacco cigarette smokers, while others give them near free rein in new policies that recently took effect or will soon.

The policies pose a quandary for anyone who wants to enjoy a cruise but is trying hard to stay smoke-free.

"I know I'd cancel any plans of a cruise vacation if I thought my electronic cigarette wasn't welcome on board the cruise ship and I know I'm not alone," said Laurel O'Neill of Nokomis, Fla.

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