What’s the best city in the United States for vaping? According to a new study conducted by D.C.-based public policy research organization R Street, the answer is Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Their study, which you can find here, rates the city of Virginia Beach a 97. This “Vapescore,” as they call it, translates into essentially what is an A+ rating, Southside Daily notes in a report. The reason for this, according to study authors Dan Semelsberger and Cameron Smith, is that “the city embraces policies conducive to tobacco harm reduction.” Subsequently, Virginia Beach is the only city in the study to have ranked above 95.
The study’s authors cite a State Supreme Court ruling from 2010 indicating that e-cigs don’t actually fall under the tobacco product category.
What do you think, do you agree with the study’s authors? Is Virginia Beach really the best city for vaping?
In other news, e-cigarette company Halo recently ranked Boston, Massachusetts the least vape-friendly city in the United States.
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