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ecig_vaping[NPS] – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis issued a policy memorandum Monday prohibiting the use of electronic smoking devices in all places where tobacco smoking is prohibited in national parks.

“Protecting the health and safety of our visitors and employees is one of the most critical duties of the National Park Service,” said Director Jarvis. “We are therefore extending the restrictions currently in place protecting visitors and employees from exposure to tobacco smoke to include exposure to vapor from electronic smoking devices.”

npsVapor exhaled from electronic cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) contains nicotine at a level roughly one-tenth of that found in second-hand smoke. Nicotine is highly addictive, toxic to developing fetuses, and impairs fetal brain and lung development. Recent public health studies suggest that ENDS aerosols can also contain heavy metals, ultrafine particulates, and cancer-causing agents.

The policy memorandum establishes National Park Service guidance on the use of ENDS and is effective immediately. Under this guidance, the use of ENDS will not be allowed within all facilities and vehicles that are Government owned or leased, and within all national park concessions facilities.

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  1. Eva Gritz Eva Gritz says:

    Not right. I have COPD… My ecig… has helped me to quit smoking after 35 yrs. and walk more…and they dont leave any trash. I use one with no nicotine, so who the heck is it hurting??? REALLY????You all better worry about people leaving trash and starting fires first! ~Peace and Love~

  2. Nope. Take that smoke and hit the road.

  3. James Parker James Parker says:

    Let’s ban everything!! Who needs facts?

  4. Eva Gritz Eva Gritz says:

    Really???? Stupidest thing ever…Maybe we should worry about Homelessness, Veterans, Equality, Abused children, Hungry children, Cancer , the elderly, only to name a few….. WTF??? Believe me, the list goes on.. ~Peace and Love~

  5. James Parker James Parker says:

    This is about cigarette companies trying to eliminate competition

  6. I thought the point of e cigarettes is that they are vapor and the second hand “smoke” isnt harmful?

  7. Bill Graham Bill Graham says:

    its all about money

  8. Eva Gritz Eva Gritz says:

    Dumb as hell…. I pay taxes too…. FU ~Peace and Love~

  9. Tim Abel Tim Abel says:

    Kristin Morelock awesome!! Smokings so nasty

  10. Welcome to America, land of the “controlled” freedom.

  11. Regardless of if it’s hurting anyone or not, some people just don’t want it blown in their face in public. Why is that hard to understand?

  12. 😷 these stink so bad and create a cloud of disgust with every puff. Yuck. Have you seen people smoking it in their cars??? I’m surprised they can see the road!

  13. I think its horrible e smokers are sent to cigarette smoking spots to puff!

  14. thank goodness the National Parks don’t have any other issues so the Director can make policy on e-cigs

  15. Christopher Alan Patriani

  16. Jim Fouts Jim Fouts says:

    This is absolutely stupid.

  17. Justin Lewis Justin Lewis says:

    To all of you people who love the big government to control your life! https://youtu.be/NoRyOwgqTzQ

  18. Ryan Roehn Ryan Roehn says:

    Ah they can blow me, look for my cloud a top of half dome

  19. Next they need to do this at theme parks.

  20. Myk Halibut Myk Halibut says:

    Disobey unjust laws!

  21. That great. They have no idea yet how these chemicals being inhaled , will affect them in a few years.Kids are using them and these vap shops are popping up all over. They’ve only just begun designing drugs to use in them!

  22. Everyone just lovvvves to hate. Hate on.

  23. I swear everything “should be” be illegal, because sure seems like everything is/ will be…. before we know it, wiping our asses is going to cost us 50 cents.

  24. Seeing comments from self righteous entitled residents from SCV about this is priceless.

  25. CA the land of fruits and nuts! lol

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