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Discussion in 'General Vaping Discussion' started by chev327fox, May 3, 2010.

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  1. chev327fox

    chev327fox Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Apr 17, 2010
    Nowheresville, ME
    I know this would kind of suck but what if we could somehow get "big tobacco" to manufacture e-cigs? If they did they wouldn't be putting the funding into destroying the alternative and they would keep paying customers alive longer so they would make more money. I know if they produced them the FDA wouldn't say a dam word about it!!! At least they sure as hell wouldn't get banned and big tobacco would do everything in their power to keep taxes off them.
  2. DC2

    DC2 Tootie Puffer Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 21, 2009
    San Diego
    Maybe, maybe not.

    They might start putting a bunch of crap in them to make you addicted to them.
    They would probably make them tamper proof so that you had to buy pre-filled cartridges.

    And it is a good bet you wouldn't get any higher than 16mg strength.
    Gotta keep the money flowing, you know.

    Think it through, and let me know what you think.
  3. GrandPoobah

    GrandPoobah Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 7, 2010
    Brooklyn, New York
    I would really hate to lose the variety we have now, and the community. Also there would be price fixing and taxation.

    Look at the cost of nicotine gum... for example
  4. smokin n jokin

    smokin n jokin Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 28, 2010
    Tucson, Arizona
    "and big tobacco would do everything in their power to keep taxes off them."

    I guess you didn't notice. Every time the tax on a package of cigs went up .25 the price went up .55 cents. Big tobacco loves cigarette taxes, it give them an opportunity to raise prices.
  5. sanfordf

    sanfordf Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    They have, in 2007, see:
  6. laborer75

    laborer75 Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Mar 25, 2010
    Minooka, IL
    Companies like Phillip Morris would ruin the vaping industry. They'd pollute our ejuice with 1000's of chemicals we are trying to avoid now. Plus not to mention all the great people who supply the communities with ejuice, hardware, etc., would all suffer from it. Probably even lose thier businesses. I like it how it is minus the FDA and courts and politicians getting thier noses in it all.
  7. v1John

    v1John Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 23, 2010
    Big tobacco only puts enough nicotine to maximize the following cravings. You would be paying thrice a fortune (my guess is $300 and up--or even $600--plus taxes and taxes and cartridges only in regular and menthol) and have to walk around and drive with a foot-long ecig in your mouth. They call it the 'heatbar':

  8. quakereject

    quakereject Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 2, 2009
    All they would do is find ways to make the product more addictive, while not giving a damn about anything else. Gotta keep that bottom line in the right place, you know.
  9. E_Michael

    E_Michael Moved On

    May 3, 2010
    Los Angeles
    I think they wouldn't do it because they would lose lots of money since e smoking is much cheaper but on the other hand they would have a longer customer relationship. But from the articles I was reading so far, I think e cigarettes are not as addictive as normal cigarettes. Am I right?
  10. Israfil

    Israfil Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Not nearly as addictive Michael...They lack about 90% of the addictive compounds in analogs. All that wonderful tar, the antidepressants, the cyanide....the alcohol (yes, there is booze in your smoke) etc.
  11. E_Michael

    E_Michael Moved On

    May 3, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Yes, I guessed so. Let's see what will happen in the future...
  12. shepp

    shepp Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 14, 2010
    we just need to have everything regulated and tested honestly. i understand all the health concerns on using propylene glycol and nicotine overdoses and what not, but i really believe that once there at least a few good solid companies in the US that is extracting nicotine and providing tested and regulated flavorings that things will calm down a bit. in my opinion, the only way big tobacco companies should be involved is in nicotine extraction but should go no farther than that.
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