Electronic cigarettes: No smoking, but lots of fuming

“It looks like it’s probably very minor risk.” However, there is a social risk, Bialous points out, in that vapers drawing on stick-like objects and puffing out a smoke-like substance looks a lot like smokers, and may serve to normalize the habit again. Might kids be attracted to a product enjoyed by the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio? “So far, there is no evidence that kids find this particularly cool,” Siegel says, though that “could change.” Even when it’s technically allowed, some e-cigarette users avoid vaping in social situations.
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Electronic cigarettes available to Putnam inmates

Money made from the jails commissary goes into the countys general fund and Andrews says inmates are willing to pay a premium for a nicotine fix. If you have ever been a smoker, its like any other thing that you are addicted to, you crave it, Andrews said. When you come in jail, you dont smoke anymore. Basically what I think it has done for us is cut down on irritability with the inmates. Less irritability among inmates has an impact on everything from the number of incidents that corrections officers have to deal with to medical bills for the facility. Some people would argue that were encouraging them to smoke. No.
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