Do we classify electronic cigarettes as a tobacco product or not? This has been an ongoing debate which has been the cause of a lot of confusion. Revised Code of Washington 70.160 states that the use of tobacco products is prohibited in most public places and workplaces and requires that smoking occur a sufficient distance from entrances, exits and windows. However, depending on where you live this rule does not apply to e-cigs.
We were recently made aware of a man who was attending a football game at CenturyLink Field and was kicked out for using his tobacco-free Smart Smoke device. The man was given no warning and was briskly escorted off the premises. For those of you who are unfamiliar with CenturyLink’s rules, they state that smoking and the use of tobacco are prohibited. This brings up the question, is vaping the same as smoking?
A couple weeks later he received a letter in the mail requesting that he enroll in an online Fan Code of Conduct Class. The 4 hour class is required of any guests who have been asked to leave the stadium for violations of their “Fan Code of Conduct.” Only after completing the course and paying a $250 fee would he be able to reenter the stadium.
Without knowing all the details how do you stand on the issue? Do you feel vaping should be allowed in public? Let us know your opinion and we will sound off on this issue!