It's here, folks. The battle royale between the regulators and the people over e-cigarettes is upon us. It started a few years ago, calmly, but with New York City banning vaping in public places, the knives are about to come out.
It's widely understood that 2014 will be the year when local and federal governments hunker down to figure out this e-cigarette situation. Basically, the battery-powered little devices have enjoyed free reign since they first started popping up on the market around 2006. Nobody really knew what to do with e-cigarettes at first. Are they a medical device, a tool for smoking cessation? Should they be treated like a tobacco product even though they don't contain any tobacco? Should they be sold to kids?