Pro/con: E-cigarettes aren't tobacco, so don't treat them like they are | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
The tobacco tax is also something that shouldn't apply to e-cigs. If we can remember back to when this all started, the additional taxes on tobacco were MEANT to help pay for smoking related illnesses. Instead, the states funnel the cash into general funds and use it for social welfare programs. Similar to the gas taxes, they never used the money for the intended purposes like fixing the damn roads. This government is spiraling out of control.Something must be done: Smokers smoke for the nicotine, but they die from the smoke. Yet, it seems public health authorities won’t even consider telling smokers the truth about the potential public health miracle of e-cigs. They instead advise to “stick with the FDA-approved methods.” Quit, or die, in other words.