1. Banning/discouraging ecigs is like telling people on the Titanic to stay off the lifeboats because they have not been long-term tested.
2. Banning ecigs is like banning seat belts. People have been injured by seat belts. Worse, the false feeling of safety from seat belts might make people drive more recklessly than otherwise.
That was a European editorial, but if the FDA was the Car and Drug Administration, would they issue public statements like this?:
"Seat belts are not a safe alternative to being ejected from the car and impaled on a tree limb or being shmeared over a 30-yard stretch of pavement."
3. The harm of a lifetime of vaping equals, at worst, 3 additional months of smoking.
I like the gusto in these punchy examples. Yet, all 3 do address my claim (main argument) in the battle we are up against. Let's put it this way:
1 - Would you prevent a child from using a lifeboat on the Titantic - because the lifeboats had only been tested for adults?
2 - Would you ban children from wearing the seatbelt that are intended for adults? And thus, no seatbelt is to be worn.
3 - The harm of a lifetime of vaping equals, at worst, 3 (additional) months of smoking. Does this apply to non-smokers and children? If no, I'm up for hearing what a lifetime of vaping is equal to for those individuals.
But if my argument doesn't work for you, then just realize that this is where zealots will be coming from when addressing all punchy examples we might make to justify our need to do something that, by our own admission, is inherently harmful when used by the 'wrong people.' Except, their argument won't be (necessarily) going in the the direction I take these things and instead will kinda sorta be helping all vapers who strongly believe non-smokers and children ought to never vape.
Perhaps, if vapers truly need this drug product to survive, it would best to get doctors involved, providing prescriptions to the drug to ensure both short and long term comfort and survival.