CASAA has been working with members since mid-January to get an ordinance to ban smoking in the City of North Myrtle Beach amended to remove references e-cigarettes. The ordinance passed a second reading before the City Council Monday night, amended without any mention of electronic cigarettes.
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Fortunately, upon receiving testimonials from e-cigarette users that they have been able to quit smoking and their health has improved since switching to e-cigarettes, along with experiencing e-cigarette vapor demonstrations, many government officials are seeing the negative claims being made as baseless and are refusing to include e-cigarettes in smoking ordinances.
Unfortunately, for every proposed ban of which CASAA is made aware and able to counter, there are hundreds more in the works. It is imperative that members remain vigilant and alert CASAA of potential legislation in their area.
The North Myrtle Beach amendment is the latest of CASAA's successful campaigns, which include Delaware County, IN, Alexandria, LA, Boise, ID and Alameda, CA.