There’s a State and National move to ban certain types of flavored e-cigarettes. Deep Vapors vape shop Owner Jeffrey Miller believes e-cigarettes can be used as a way for people to quit traditional cigarettes. He says they benefit because there are only a few chemicals used in e-cigarettes, where-as traditional cigarettes contain around 4000 chemicals that contain carcinogens known to cause cancer. Herkimer Police Chief Michael Jory sees e-cigarettes, known as Juul’s, being used by teens, and doesn’t agree with Miller’s logic.
"A Juul pod, or any of the oils that are in the different e-cigs, they can be upwards of a pack or 2 packs per Juul, so I don’t think that’s better. I think if anything that’s just so concentrated that it’s… you know you’re getting more negative effects, quicker."
Miller doesn’t sell the e-cigarette Juul, and says he’s helped many people quit traditional smoking with the use of e-cigarettes. He believes the State’s motive is money. If they wipe out the e-cigarette business, they can get back to making money off the taxes generated by traditional cigarettes.
"New York State is ranked no. 1 on the least free States in the Country, so yeah, my guess would be yes. At this point, yes. They’ll probably ban it and basically what we’ll do is we’ll move to Massachusetts, move the business to Massachusetts and start paying them taxes."
Unless there’s a country-wide ban on the e-cigarette products, you’d still be able to order them from states that sell them on-line.
Michael Jory says: "The marketing at this point, to say that you’d move your business where it’s legal to sell them, you’re still having those negative health effects on those developing teenagers, and getting them addicted to another substance."
We’ll keep you posted on any developments in the e-cigarette ban.