We've facing a well organized industry and significant and powerful lobbist power. Our letters and demonstration is like fighting the army with water pistols. It doesn't hurt but we're overpowered.
What's very unfortunate is that Joe public does not really understand the issues and how e-cig can - at a practical level - save millions of life in North America. They really only hear one side full of rethoric and misinformation.
I am afraid that if we don't step up our game very soon we're going to continue being associated with the cigarette industry in the public mindset, facilitation the passing of these legislations. It will be too late and these legistations will NEVER be undone and as a perserve collateral impact leave millions of North American addicted to nicotine stuck with continuing the habbit that will most likley kill them eventally.
Here's what I propose if we're serious about having a decent chance of stopping this nonsense: If most e-cig users would chip in let's say $10 (50K *$10=500K, and the industry chips in as well) we could get ourselves some top rated lawyers, doctors and PR/Lobbist to get our world out now and the facts considered before it's too late.
JM, the realist.