The United States: where multiple financial institutions can practice fraud on an unprecedented, massive scale with no prosecutions whatsoever, and small e-cigarette businesses can be castigated like they're the plague.
The whole "e-cig resemblance to the real thing" argument is about as idiotic as the "many flavors may appeal to children" argument. Big pharma and its minions in Washington must grasp at straws at this point.
Let's take Methadone maintenance for ...... addicts - the US government states that it's "effective" in keeping users off ....... It's called "harm reduction" for a reason. E-cigs are harm reduction for cigarettes - and smoking kills exponentially more people than ...... ever did - and it's, "we don't know enough. Let's ban them." The lack of consistency in their positions are staggering.
This AEI article was pretty good, but by default it's not going to touch the big industry influence on public institutions, because it's a conservative free market publication. What we see here is selective regulation, which is the logical symptom of toothless regulation of large corporations. When we don't keep big pharma in check, like most other industries, they come for our regulatory agencies. When we say, "no regulation!" we are saying that they don't have to follow the law.
I figured that the FDA would have their e-cig regulations out for comment, the day after the election. I haven't seen anything yet, so at least for the short term, that's good news.
Still though, stockpiling for a year or two is not a bad idea and if the gubmint decides to leave us alone, then the stockpile can be used.
Isn't it strange that after a bombing, everyone blames the bomber, but after a shooting, the problem is the gun?!
Personally, I have ZERO confidence in our "Regulator In Chief" as well as
"them" to look out for anyone except their own personal agendas.
I'm an optimist regarding the long range future of e-smoking.
We are living in the golden age of e-smoking. I'm not going to speculate
on what e-cigs of the future will be and availability on the Net.
No question ... The government and the FDA doesn't want a free and open Internet.
The government eventually will regulate the Internet...They have to...
because you can not control thought and commerce unless you control the Internet.
I'm sure all those vaping Obama supporters in Hollywood wouldn't be happy to hear
Obama's FDA wants them to return to smoking OR make out their will then swallow Chantix poison.
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They probably all use prefilled cartomizers, and have somebody to charge a handful of batteries for them every day.
In other words, what the FDA is going to do via regulation is probably not going to affect them at all.
And they probably won't even think twice about unjustified electronic cigarette taxes either.
But with NJoy and Intellicig going in the direction of much higher nicotine, we might start seeing a new trend.
And if Big Tobacco gets involved, and follows that trend, I have my doubts the FDA will pull things back too far.
Just my opinion of course.
Or maybe I should say just my hope.
Don't ya'all just love waiting around for the FDA to drop the other shoe ??
Ya know its coming soon ... but just don't know when !!
As for this article, I was pleased to see it make the front page of Reddit for much of the day today with a lot of positive comments about the effectiveness of ecigs.