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Why e-cigarettes have an image problem

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  1. Ardo

    Ardo Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 17, 2009
    Tallinn, Estonia
    Why e-cigarettes have an image problem | OUPblog

    Some good thoughts here. I do hope though that like in the UK, where government agencies and stop smoking services and vaping community etc are all starting to get on the same page about the changing status of nicotine and the opportunity vaping presents for smokers - I do hope that some day the same processes start taking place in the US. I hope that day is not far. I mean with 9 million daily vapers - how many more does it take to change the tide?!
  2. Vaslovik

    Vaslovik Account closed on request ECF Veteran

    Jul 5, 2013
    It was never a ploy from BT, they resolved to hijack it because it was cutting into their profit stream, and government quickly followed suit being that it was undermining their Master Settlement Agreements with BT in which they took big money to look the other way on the health damage done by BT's products . Now vaping is seen as a source of new revenues, and toward that end it's being vilified pursuant to punitive taxation in order to milk it for all the revenues it's worth. Such a pity we can't just throw all those people in jail for betrayal of the public trust.

    I might be cynical, but I came by it honestly, and what I see behind this stuff is orchestrated hate in service to pure greed.
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  3. Lessifer

    Lessifer Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I have to question the understanding of anyone who believes the EU TPD to be a success.
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  4. skoony

    skoony Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 31, 2013
    saint paul,mn,usa
    @Lessifer This dual outlook appears to be a meeting of the minds combining
    both the appeal of vaping in and of itself with the practical health benefits one
    obtains from switching to vaping from smoking.
    One could say it's the best of both worlds,whats to complain about? I speculate
    this dual approach would work out better in Europe but,would play out differently
    here in the states. If the THR and cessation approach gains traction here we very
    well could wind up with two separate and distinct FDA regulated factions. One would be
    the commercial faction. BT and,whoever remains selling cigalikes with limited
    flavors and nicotine strength. Then BP with their cessation and harm reduction solutions.
    Probably consisting of devices similar to our second and third generation devices or
    combinations there of. VV,VW,WC,TC,micro-processor controlled with built in puff meters
    and precise nicotine doses.
    Of course the commercial faction will have to be heavily regulated and taxed for
    our protection and further studies. Also to subsidize BP efforts as they will have a
    dual mission of not only helping smokers quit but,also helping vapers quit their
    nicotine addictions. Did I mention the chillen' ?
    In the end we all be be just a bunch of happy campers slapping ourselves on
    the back for doing our part in helping eliminate the scourge of evil nicotine
    from the face of the earth.
    Then again I could be mistaken.;)
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  5. Lessifer

    Lessifer Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Perhaps I'm an incurable idealist, but I've yet to see anyone give an actual justification as to why vapor products require regulations stricter than energy drinks.

    ETA: I don't believe it is pragmatic to insist that the industry requires regulations that are arbitrary and do nothing to make the actual products safer.
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