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Gov. Mary Fallin issues ban on electronic cigarettes, vapor devices due to potential health effects
AP, KJRH Tulsa ^ | 12/24/13 | AP

Posted on 12/26/2013 3:18:32 PM PST by DallasBiff

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Gov. Mary Fallin has issued an executive order that bans the use of electronic cigarettes and vapor devices on state property, saying the potential long-term health effects of the products are unknown.

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Fallin is an anti-smoking advocate and says that electronic cigarettes and similar products emit vapor that contains chemicals and can impact bystanders

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; ecigarette; fallin; pufflist; smoking
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Oklahoma Gov.Mary Fallin and Mayor Bloomberg, birds of a feather.
1 posted on 12/26/2013 3:18:32 PM PST by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff

We can’t have people just doing any danged thing they want to, can we?


2 posted on 12/26/2013 3:20:05 PM PST by marron
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To: DallasBiff

Farts have “potential health effects” too. Shall we ban them?


3 posted on 12/26/2013 3:20:33 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Water vapor is a deadly toxin?


4 posted on 12/26/2013 3:23:03 PM PST by Salamander (Hey, Jack the Ripper, won't you come on over... hook me up to the power lines of your love...)
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To: DallasBiff
Second smoke danger from E-Cigarettes according to a kook.
5 posted on 12/26/2013 3:23:08 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: DallasBiff

E cigs are alot safer than regular smokes, but that wont stop libs from trying to ban the lesser of two evils...


6 posted on 12/26/2013 3:24:46 PM PST by GraceG
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To: DallasBiff

“No Clear Link Between Passive Smoking and Lung Cancer”, Journal of the National Cancer Institute:

http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/content/105/24/1844.extract


7 posted on 12/26/2013 3:25:36 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Salamander

Isn’t fluid build-up in the lung one of the side-effects of pneumonia? I’m not making any judgments; just asking about water vapor in the lungs.


8 posted on 12/26/2013 3:26:06 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: DallasBiff

Oklahoma?!? Jeez!


9 posted on 12/26/2013 3:26:16 PM PST by sheana
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To: DallasBiff
Gov. Mary Fallin has issued an executive order

Does a mere governor have that power?

10 posted on 12/26/2013 3:26:30 PM PST by marron
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To: DallasBiff

they keep growing government and at the same time taking away our freedoms

when will all these morons realize that government is the problem?

as government expands freedom ,opportunity and civilization contract


11 posted on 12/26/2013 3:27:42 PM PST by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: marron

we can’t have people actually quit smoking cigarettes now can we?.....we have to make sure a certain number remain addicted so the states can collect all those cigarette taxes...


12 posted on 12/26/2013 3:28:37 PM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: DallasBiff

“Fallin is an anti-smoking advocate and says that electronic cigarettes and similar products emit vapor that contains chemicals and can impact bystanders”

Hogwash. A couple family members of mine use E-Cigs, and you’d have to be sitting right next to them in a broom closet to notice anything. I’m more impacted by the guy having stinky bleu cheese dressing on his salad at lunch at the next table than someone with an E-Cig.

I don’t like bleu cheese much.


13 posted on 12/26/2013 3:28:38 PM PST by DemforBush (Ice cream, Mandrake? Children's ice cream?)
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To: marron

Yes, but on;y regarding state owned facilities—not state-wide.

Same with DC—a presidential executive order only pertains to the Federal government activities, not nation wide activities.


14 posted on 12/26/2013 3:29:04 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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Does a mere governor have that power?... Yes, but only regarding state owned facilities—not state-wide...

Thanks... I missed that part of the story.

15 posted on 12/26/2013 3:31:20 PM PST by marron
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To: DallasBiff

Are e-cigarettes taxed? If not, you have the answer to the ban.


16 posted on 12/26/2013 3:31:34 PM PST by anoldafvet (If you think the government is capable of taking care of you, just look at the indian tribes)
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To: DallasBiff

control freaks and nothing more.Come on Oklahoma,fire this spert.


17 posted on 12/26/2013 3:32:03 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: DallasBiff

Is she a Democrat?


18 posted on 12/26/2013 3:33:31 PM PST by impimp
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To: carriage_hill

I live in southern Louisiana where the humidity is near 100% pretty much from May to October. I breath lots of water vapor and have yet to be struck down by pneumonia.


19 posted on 12/26/2013 3:33:40 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: DallasBiff

Oh, come on, Mary. Just shut up and promote the oil industry and let people smoke - or breathe steam - if they want to.


20 posted on 12/26/2013 3:33:52 PM PST by Tax-chick ("Try not to get too far ahead in the story. Spoilers abound." ~ Nicknamedbob)
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