Oh. . My appologies i got mixed up there. I hear ya and i know what you are getting at. But when u use words like "traps" and speak about "popular opinions" it sounds like you think (and i could be taking you up wrong) that theres some big weird conspiricy going on. Its pretty simple really. Governments are un aware and un educated about vapour and its effects, at the same time they see its becomming very popular and tobacco sales are probably dropping. So the loose it in one hand and they take it back with the other by taxing e juice and changing legislation to do so. Just two days ago major eu legislation was passed about this. Here in ireland twenty smokes are almost €10, thats what around 12 dollars? Thats alot of tax!
And you know what ive got no problem with it being regulated if it meant there was an industry standard, health and safety etc. I would gladly pay an extra euro or two for a bottle of juice if it was widely available and of a garanteed quality, but they will make a ....e of it and we will be getting the same stuff (excluding china juice probably) for crazy money and it will be chemists and prescribtions and they will kill it. Maybe it will be different in the US but thats how our government opperate