Despite what the prohibitionist extremists might make you think, it turns out Americans are a little more tolerant of e-cigarettes. A poll run by Reason finds that about 62 percent of Americans are ok with using e-cigarettes in public. Libertarians and conservatives were more in favor than self-identified liberals. However, even on the left-hand side of the scale, a majority still opposed bans (58%).
The new Reason-Rupe poll finds that 62 percent of Americans think the government should allow people to use tobacco-free electronic cigarettes in public places while 34 percent say the government should prohibit this activity.
Non-partisan independents (66 percent) and independents who lean Republican (68 percent) are more likely than Democrats (58 percent) to think government should allow people to use e-cigarettes in public places. Nevertheless, majorities of all political groups think electronic cigarettes should be allowed, including 63 percent of Republicans and 61 percent of Independents who lean Democrati
It's still weird to me that this is still a partisan issue. People on both sides of the aisle want to see people get away from cigarettes after all.