Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton has superior a invoice that may ban vaping on Amtrak trains.
“Though Amtrak has applied its personal coverage banning smoking on trains, this coverage could possibly be reversed if not codified, notably in regard to e-cigarettes. My invoice would make the ban a matter of federal regulation and put Congress on report in help of defending individuals from secondhand smoke and its confirmed detrimental well being results. I’m reminding my colleagues of the numerous lives misplaced throughout the a long time it took states to ban smoking in public areas. We should always not make the identical mistake once more by delaying banning digital cigarettes and vaping units on trains.”
Nothing like utilizing the ability of the Federal authorities to ban issues which aren’t unlawful.
Whereas varied retailers equate the banning of smoking and vaping on trains to the identical bans on plane, the 2 usually are not equal. Firstly and most clearly, no passenger on an airliner can “crack a window” to dissipate second hand smoke. Secondly, and maybe extra importantly, research have proven that “second hand vapor” isn’t any extra dangerous than exhaled breath. There may be zero equivalence between smoking on an plane and vaping on a practice.
But Congresswoman Norton’s assertion ignores these distinctions and, worse nonetheless, makes clear her intention that nobody might, sooner or later, take these distinctions into consideration. Learn once more:
“…this coverage could possibly be reversed if not codified…”
This illustrates the worry of the autocrat: that the individuals would possibly, by some means, ultimately have their say.
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