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The ban was unanimously passed by the Milwaukee’s common council, and Mayor Tom Barrett signed the ordinance on the 8th of June and set it to go into effect 30 days later.

The change was proposed by Alderman Michael Murphy. “I think it will improve the overall health in the community,” he said. “It’s just not water vapor, it contains some heavy metals and other contaminants that are carcinogenic including formaldehyde.” In the meantime, the American Cancer Society supports the use of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation purposes.

What about heavy metals in e-cig vapour?

A recent study indicated that when using e-cigss, in comparison to regular cigarettes, one is minimizing their exposure to these metal carbonyls by about 92.2 to 99.8%.
Additionally, studies keep indicating that the metals Murphy is referring to, are found at insignificant levels in e-cigarettes. A recent study by renowned anti-smoking expert Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos analyzed and compared carbonyl emissions from an HnB device, an e-cigarette and a regular cigarette.

 

The gathered data indicated that when using e-cigarettes, in comparison to regular cigarettes, one is minimizing their exposure to these metal carbonyls by about 92.2 to 99.8%.

Vapers will not be allowed to try products in vape shops

In the meantime, the new Milwaukee vaping ban, will ban the use of e-cigarettes even in vape shops, hence disallowing vapers to test products before purchasing them. Any violators will face fines starting from $100. Wisco Vapes manager Jody Courchaine thinks that this measure will hurt vaping businesses. “Nobody wants to come in here and take a wild guess at a flavor,” he said.

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