ReasonTV video from this event: http://youtu.be/jeEaWN7TXXA
On April 29, New York City will ban e-cigarettes in bars, restaurants, clubs and public places. On the eve of the ban, we invite you to taunt the prohibitionists: Listen to prominent critics of e-cig regulation, listen to music from a live DJ, and carry on vaping after midnight to flaunt your disregard for the nanny state!
Join Reason and co-host The Museum of Sex for a celebration of the important role e-cigarettes can play in reducing harm from smoking and the dangers of NYC’s ban on vaping in public places.
Featuring, at 9.30 pm, Bill Godshall, Director of SmokeFree Pennsylvania, in interview with journalist and Willpower co-author John Tierney. (See John’s article about e-cigarettes.)
Guest commentators include Reason Magazine Editor-in-Chief Matt Welch, along with his co-hosts of “The Independents”, Kmele Foster and Reason contributor Kennedy.
ABOUT BILL GODSHALL
Since 1986, Bill Godshall has advocated policies to protect people from the involuntary exposure to tobacco smoke pollution, reduce tobacco marketing to youth, increase cigarette taxes, preserve civil justice remedies for injured smokers, expand tobacco education and cessation services, and inform smokers that noncombustible tobacco/nicotine products are less hazardous alternatives to cigarettes. Mr. Godshall worked for the Allegheny County Health Department and the American Cancer Society before founding Smokefree Pennsylvania in 1990, for which he has served as Executive Director. He earned a Bachelor of Science from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh.