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    Default RJ Reynolds declares war on e-cigarette companies and consumers in states

    During the past week, I helped generate the two following new articles exposing RJ Reynolds' campaign to ban and/or significantly increase costs for nearly all (if not all) existing e-cigarette sales in OK and RI, and for many/most in NC.

    This new three page long Daily Caller article is truly excellent (I couldn't have written it better myself)
    Big tobacco stubs out e-cigarette competitors | The Daily Caller

    Unfortunately, yesterday's Winston Salem Journal article portrayed Reynolds as a responsible tobacco company that doesn't want youth using e-cigs.
    Bill would close loophole allowing e-cigarette sales to minors - Winston-Salem Journal: Local


    There are already ECF threads on the OK, RI and NC bills that Reynolds is sponsoring.

    Another likely reason why Reynolds is sponsoring state legislation to ban (and/or significantly increase costs for) e-cigarettes sold by hundreds of other companies is because Reynolds reported a 5.6% cigarette volume decline in 2012, while overall cigarette industry volume declined by 2.3%.
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    Mr. Godshall, your GOOD work is appreciated by all in this community. Hopefully, the word will spread, and people will see this for what it is.
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    Its the same thing Big T did to basically use the government to eliminate smaller competition by driving the cost of being in the tobacco industry so high you had to be a multi billion dollar company to even compete.

    We can't keep companies like this from entering the industry, but we have to stop laws and regulations that will hand the industry over to them on a silver platter.
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    Wow! Unfortunately I'm not surprised by the article in the Winston Salem Journal. As a resident here for many years now RJR has so many things & places named in its honor its not hard to put 2 & 2 together. So many residents make their money off of big tobacco in this area that I'd be shocked if anyone was brave enough to publish an article of anything other than glowing reviews & praise for RJR.
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    Hopefully, all vapers will boycott anything Vuse, or anything RJ Reynolds.

    We should all write our senators asking to block SB 802. Letters are better than internet, but an email is better than nothing.

    Call toll-free 1-866-658-8337 to be connected to your legislators' offices
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    Hopefully at sticky can be made warning newcomers to NOT purchase anything VUSE related.
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    the way I see it is this... if they want to make money off nicotine... fine, I use nicotine in my e-cig.
    refine it, and sell it as a product I can use.
    others have, why can't they?
    granted... there isn't as much of a profit... but welcome to the revolution!
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    This is a classic example of American crony capitalism.

    Lots of folks here try to make the point that Big Pharma, operating through their "ownership" of the FDA, is vaping's biggest enemy, and that Big Tobacco is our buddy because of its investment in e-cigarette companies.

    Clearly this strategy by RJR demonstrates that both BP and BT are exploiting the system equally to squish the threat e-cigarettes pose to their cozy monopolies.
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    The problem is, they want total control, and want to push small business out.

    Quote Originally Posted by RonsPlc View Post
    the way I see it is this... if they want to make money off nicotine... fine, I use nicotine in my e-cig.
    refine it, and sell it as a product I can use.
    others have, why can't they?
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    want, is strong enough to take everything you have."


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