The insideous fight in Australia continues where cigarettes are still legal, and the option of e-cigarettes are being blocked.
This is a guest collaboration blog with my friend, Broony, the Thunder from Down Under.
Nicotine Is NOT Tobacco
The definition of “nicotine” and e-cigarettes must stop being compared to, or thought of, as tobacco.
E-cigarettes are helping people, by choice, permanently switch from smoking to a much less harmful product. Nicotine is not problematic when used in eliquid or snus. It also isn’t harmful in the patch, gum or normal healthy diet. Nicotine is not tobacco.
There are many reasons adults use nicotine, besides pleasure, it is a quick remedy for anxiety, ADHD (yes, adults suffer from that too) and more. Nicotine is also recognised as an aid for schizophrenia, memory loss, and mental health issues.
If nicotine is tobacco, it will be taxed, regulated, and would be designated for funding, health insurance rates and more “as tobacco“.
Other “chemicals” in tobacco aren’t considered “tobacco”.
“Nicotine constitutes approximately 0.6–3.0% of the dry weight of tobacco”.
That’s found here at Wikipedia.
Milk isn’t beef. Syrup isn’t wood.
Should Nicotine Be Classified as Tobacco?
This Is War
The war created to stop vaping is by public health experts and organizations that do not understand nor want to understand the science and pychology of nicotine.
They LIE saying nicotine is addictive.
Continuing the confusion, they pretend the definition of nicotine “is” tobacco and lack intelligence or are unwilling to separate the concept that vaping is another way to decrease tobacco use, nor capitulate vapers are an independent group of individuals who have found that vaping is a successful tool in their lives.
Many studies recognise vapers as ex-smokers who show no signs of being a smoker. This war against e-cigarettes must stop.
Creating A Black Market
There will never be a successful prohibition, most people who would never otherwise touch black market goods will change their minds to keep from going back to smoking.
Just like smokers in Australia who are not ready (or put off) to switch to vaping already – obtain much of their tobacco now through the black market.
Because they truly cannot affort to appease their habit, people who would not normally break the law are doing so because they are forced to by lies being told to the government by those not prepared to listen to those who know:
Anti Tobacco & Nicotine Zealot, ANTZ for short.
STOP lying. STOP withholding information for consumers. If vaping was allowed and nicotine infused eLiquid could be sold in Australia, more smokers would eventually switch. Doing so would create less
- of a burden to the health system
- downtime at industry
- money going to organizations trying but failing miserably
- money going to the black market
- money going overseas
People are still smoking. Plain packaging doesn’t work. Cigarettes are still available.
The government must be made to see this and bring change to the laws banning e-cigarettes – effectively blocking smokers from choosing to switch to a virtually harmless alternative nicotine source.
Fight. #Louder: SUBMIT your voices. #Loudly.
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