Survey indicates support for vaping sales ban

Oct 29, 2019

Credit ECU Center for Survey Research

Polling indicates support for banning the sale of e-cigarette and vaping products in North Carolina, though there is a generational divide. Polling conducted by the Center for Survey Research at East Carolina University says 50% of registered voters polled support a statewide ban on the sale of e-cigarettes and vaping products. Twenty-seven percent were opposed while 23% were undecided. However, support varied greatly by age group. While only 23% of those 25-years-of-age-and-older opposed a ban, that number went up to 56% for those 18-to-24. There was more support for a vaping sales ban among women than men (54% to 45%).  Massachusetts currently has a temporary ban on all vaping products while states including Michigan and New York have banned flavored vaping products. Polling was conducted October 2-9 from 1076 respondents. There is a 3 point margin of error.