Starting September 1st, Sagadahoc County, Maine will be smoke free and this includes e-cigarettes. Smoking will be banned on all outdoor property, parking lots and vehicles. This comes after Cumberland County banned all tobacco products including e-cigarettes.
They are saying this new law is being put into place to help people quit and to lessen the littering througout the counties. They are also saying it’s to cut down on 2nd hand smoke.
There are many people opposed to this new ban, rightfully so. Some of those opposed are saying you don’t have to share air with a smoker and the air is free. They are correct. This is nothing but another way for the state of Maine to generate revenue. It also brings another form of control.
Instead of taking on the real problem, which would be the cigarette companies who add toxic chemicals to their tobacco products, a small few have decided to take away more freedoms. What are they going to do now, use taxpayer dollars to create a new Cigarette Gestapo to patrol the streets of two counties in Maine?
Good luck enforcing this, Maine. Nothing could possibly go wrong, right?