One thing I think the vaping community needs a lesson in is business. Big tobacco is a business. If you think they are bad, look into Walmart and workman's comp, or watch Food Inc. and see for yourselves the horrors of the food we eat, you will think big tobacco is mild.
I honestly see some very huge positives
1. BT has big money, big money that will speak volumes on Capitol Hill.
2. Competition, I love some of our vendors, but if they go out of business it will likely have to do with 2 factors, 1 being prices, in order to drive others out of business you will have to be cheaper than the competition, the 2nd being quality, the tobacco companies have money to throw at R&D, to make our PVs, and our juice safer. Logic dictates this.
3. Widespread acceptance.
They will move in to bigger battery devices, or better yet, make smaller devices that can do what our bigger battery devices can do now. There is battery tech that hasn't reached us yet, that blows away anything that we currently know, expect that to hit us faster.
Also, understand, BT is not responsible for the price of cigs, look to your local, state, and federal governments for that, here in TN a pack of igs will cost you about $5 a pack, $3+ of that price goes to the government.
I'm not defending than, I just think that all the doomsday stuff is foolish. I do feel as though BT has been painted with a brush, unfairly, and uncalled for. They make a legal product, deadly, but everyone who uses it, does so voluntarily.
Btw when was the last time you saw a warning label on a Pepsi? Is it not addictive? How about beer? They advertise on TV, and all of that stuff, but how many people die because of alcohol?