CA Governor Schwarzeneggar vetoes E cigarette ban in California..

October 13, 2009 - The "Terminator" has just terminated a bill that would have outlawed the electronic (e) cigarette. With a bold and decisive stroke of his pen, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger may have put to rest a bill that would have banned the electronic cigarette from the state of California (CA). This action by the Governor has put this bill back in the hands of lawmakers to either try to get to a 2/3 majority to override the veto or re-write the bill so that it just regulates the age restrictions, which would have likely passed and been signed without any problems.

"We do not mind regulation" states Tiffany Ellis of E Cigarettes National, "We just do not want them banned, and like the Governor stated, it should be left to the discretion of the adult choosing to use them, not policy makers." Like Ellis, most suppliers and retailers claim that they do not mind regulation and age restrictions, but strongly oppose any bans to the e cigarettes that they use and market to the public.

The message sent to the lawmakers by the Governor was clear and explained his motives in full concerning the rights of the people and current litigation on the matter in a federal court or law. Below is a copy of the message sent back to state lawmakers. you can read the official message here.

On October 11, Governor Schwarzeneggar vetoed Assembly Bill 574 which would have banned smoking on hospital grounds. He commented that hospitals have their own authority to prohibit smoking as the reason for his veto.

Governor's message to California lawmakers..

FDA: Electronic cigarettes contain toxic chemicals..

Reference: Arnold Schwarzenegger Vetoes E Cigarette Ban Bill In California
The "Terminator" has just terminated a bill that would have outlawed the electronic cigarette
, by Marlin J. Sanders,, 10/12/2009.