Vaping Isn’t The Same Thing As Smoking
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Electronic cigarette versus dirty smelly normal cigarette buttsOn a New York Subway platform, an individual who was vaping was cited for using his e-cigarette. Instead of just accepting this, the individual decided to fight the citation in the case, “People vs. Thomas.” In this case, the judge went in depth into what the actual New York law defined smoking as. According to the state’s law, smoking is defined as “the burning of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe, or any other matter or substance which contains tobacco.”


The court then went on to state that the use of electronic cigarettes is excluded in this particular law. “An electronic cigarette neither burns nor contains tobacco,” The court pointed out. Since the New York law's definition of smoking and the definition of vaping an electronic cigarette do not match up, they cannot be treated the same as tobacco products.


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