Smoke Safe Premium Vapor Lounge Opens
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Teresa Tanzi, D-South Kingstown, declared, We have no idea what is contained in that vapor when an e-cigarette is used. E-cigarettes are battery-powered nicotine delivery systems that resemble cigarettes; they heat a liquid and turn it into a colorless, odorless vapor without combustion. Unlike puffing on a tobacco cigarette, the user inhales vapor, not smoke. The Assembly ultimately enacted a measure that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, but Governor Chafee vetoed it. He said the proposal would circumvent existing Rhode Island law on tobacco control and taxation. The Assembly has not scheduled any veto override session.
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After Jason James switched from smoking cigarettes to e-cigarettes, he felt so much better he decided to open a vapor lounge to give people in St. Peters nicotine-free options. “I haven’t felt this good since I was a teenager,” James said.
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