Here's a little take on hitting the regulators where it hurts...in the wallet. Everything I've read on the subject indicates that everything E-cig is an exploding business that continues to grow every year. Last time I saw a figure, $3 Billion/yr was a close-looming milestone. Which means whether it is directly taxed or not, there's a lot of money in sales/shipping taxes flowing into various government coffers. So here's my recommendation:
Those thinking about opening an E-cig business, open it outside of the jurisdictions that are trying to over-regulate it. Those already running businesses in those jurisdictions, consider moving your operation. I know that that is a lot to ask. I'm not saying we should just lay down and give up, but the Dark Side is strong with the powers pumping cash into crooked politician pockets. I digress, back to the point...I know moving a successful operation is a huge hurdle, but in jurisdictions like NY and California, it's really only a matter of time before a backdoor line in an unrelated bill is sneakily passed at 11:59 pm and you find the local law enforcement telling you that you can't open up shop in the morning. Wouldn't you rather plan your move?
In a deep dark vaping future, maybe there's only one state left importing E-cig supplies and shipping them off to users in every other state in the union. If that were to happen, I'd bet my left twin that the state still slinging e-cigs is one of the richest, and NY, Cali, and all the other anti-vaping areas have long declared bankruptcy. I know that story is an extreme and unlikely scenario, but the point is, why let your tax dollars be spent by the same politicians that are just salivating at the thought of grabbing you by the short and curlies and cutting your jacobs off? Go create jobs somewhere that the local governments value FREEDOM.