Don't get me wrong, I have no problem not vaping in a restaurant, grocery store, bank, hospital, etc. but that's due to consideration and NOT BECAUSE I WILL POISON PEOPLE AROUND ME. Legislatures and policymakers, listen up: I also do NOT want to be confined to having to vape around people that DO smoke. I've quit my smoking habit and DON'T WANT TO BE POISONED ANY MORE THAN YOU DO! You have no right to jeopardize my health by MAKING me vape standing next to a smoker.
There have been independent studies that prove there is very little of any kind of harmful elements in the vapor expelled from a vaping device*. In fact, those levels are little more than what you would breath in air anyway! What's more, generally people end up using LITTLE TO NO nicotine whatsoever in their juices. It allows people to get away from the thousands of harmful toxins and poisons present in tobacco smoke, and actually CONTROL their level of nicotine, and break the psychological triggers that are incurred from the smoking habit. The sensation of vaping is only remotely similar to smoking, but it's close enough that it can replace the sensation (somewhat) of smoking thereby allowing a smoker to satisfy that craving.
If you or anyone you know or love have had issues with smoking, then you know the ramifications that can come from smoking. SMOKING IS DEADLY! Don't let this happen to others; allow them to break this habit! Please, SUPPORT VAPING even if you don't smoke or vape already. This has helped thousands of people worldwide, and can help many more. Don't let big business lobbying and misinformed legislation kill another person! Attend council meetings and speak out, write letters, send faxes. Make your voice known.
* This assumes that professional juice and equipment is being used in your vaping experience, and excludes some e-cigarettes especially those whose liguid is created from tobacco itself. Vaping is a cessation ideaology; ecigarettes are a replacement ideaology. Two separate things, and should not be considered the same even though they are not mutually exclusive. Using vaping equipment imporperly and in a way not recommended by the manufacturer is how people get these devices blown up in their face, btw. But then, you don't take cars off the road if someone doesn't drive theirs properly..