Have you noticed a shift in in reporting in the United States about e-cigs? Have they completely lost their minds? No… If you start to notice it, there’s a reason. On August 8th, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) deemed nicotine as tobacco – and took the reign over ecigs.
It’s mind-boggling how nicotine and such things as batteries being defined as tobacco products can make an expert think.
The public has suffered an onslaught of headlines, #fakenews and click-bait touting “A million more times harmful” and “formaldehyde”. A chorus of experts have sung everyone’s classic “Think Of The Children™ in tune to garner support.
Americans have been settling for less.
This change in the weather has taken a LOT of work. Health groups have been working in tandem to demonize e-cigs without fail to create the controversy, to control public opinion, to keep resistance to a bare minimum. Now it’s suppertime.
Not so long ago, e-cigs were bad. There are astounding examples and a great blog by Robert Innes about that here:
Now, since the FDA has defined nicotine as a “tobacco product”, a paradigm shift has occurred. There must be one big-ass mass email of “ok folks, let’s roll the other way now” put out by tobacco control.
Not all, but some organizations are posting “less hateful” news. I predict more.
The government is serving pie.
Please, smoke ’em if you got ’em- and now taxes of your vaping products will be sufficient.
The association with “safer” in the health world is the addiction trigger to all who, directly or indirectly operate with or, are funded by, tobacco tax – as e-cigs become surprisingly more acceptable.
“When it’s over I predict that each camp will claim plausible deniability to the fact that it takes someone from smoking, keeps them from smoking, and keeps all involved from revenue unless it is deemed & taxed like a tobacco product.”
Get your napkins. The”taxing of nicotine” bell has rung.
You can almost hear the
good intentions coming down tobacco roads.
You can almost smell fresh pie cooking. (Thanks FIG!)
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