Sunday, July 19, 2015

Vote NO Day

Today's trip down the advocacy trail finds us stopping in the small town of Baxter, MN population 7,781. Baxter boarders the larger town of Brainerd which has a population of 13,487. The two towns support 4 dedicated vape shops.

These communities are highly dependent on the tourist industry, so the area vape shops have invited everyone to participate in the poll published by the local paper, The Brainerd Dispatch. The poll is on the right side of this article Baxter City Coucil: Baxter looks at restricting e-cigs and is titled: "Should e-cigarettes be restricted like regular cigarettes?"

Several of the Baxter area hotels have submitted a letter to the Baxter city council requesting the the council write an ordinance to include vaping as part of the clean indoor air act. This would mean that local businesses could no longer decide if they want to allow indoor vaping or not. One of the things the owners / managers of the hotels told the Baxter city council is "It is also well-documented that not only nicotine, but controlled substances such as marijuana and hashish oils are commonly used in them." (Emphasis is my own)

The goal of a facebook event Vote NO Day - "Should e-cigs be regulated like regular cigarettes" is to achieve 1000 votes by the end of the day.

Vape On!
~ Momma Vape
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