New York looking to ban vaping indoors, not the city, the state

New York State House in Albany
New York State House in Albany

I love Upstate New York. I was born in Syracuse. I’ve been to Albany on business and loved the area. I was within a fraction of a C.H., as one of my friends used to say, of moving there. So please don’t take this as a personal attack against the entire state but your politicians are a special kind of stupid.

The state government is looking to follow in the footsteps of New York City and making the indoor vaping ban statewide. Now when I say indoor vaping ban I mean in public places like bars and restaurants. I’m pretty sure your home is still safe…for now. As I’ve said previously I have no problem with the ban. Since I’ve been vaping if I have to go to the smoking area to vape I always have people asking how it worked out for me and I’m more than happy to try to sell them on the concept of vaping instead of smoking. What I do have a problem with is when these bans are being instigated by complete bullshit. For example lets hear from Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan).

Joining in Hannon’s fight to curb e-cig use is Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan), who said she personally “felt nauseous” when someone smoked an e-cigarette in her presence.

“Smokers’ rights end when they start affecting nonsmokers,” she said.

Now did she ‘feel nauseous’ due to the expelled vapor from the e-smoker or was it more likely that her smug sensibilities were offended making her figuratively nauseous? I would lay odds that it was the latter and not former.

I guess we’re even then because ignorant and clueless politicians make me nauseous and yes I get nauseous a lot.