The National Park Service has dealt a blow to vapers with a ban on the use of e-cigarettes wherever regular tobacco is banned in national parks.
Jonathan B. Jarvis, the director of the National Park Service, said in a statement:
Protecting the health and safety of our visitors and employees is one of the most critical duties of the National Park Service.
Jarvis believes vapor from e-cigarettes should be treated with the same caution as second-hand tobacco smoke. However, the NPS’s own memo concedes that e-cigarette vapor contains one-tenth of the nicotine that’s contained in second-hand smoke and even fewer carcinogens.