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Published on June 13th, 2013 | by Trick

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So Close to Being Accepted, So Close to Being Banned

Paul Bergen at Canadian Vapers News & Opinions has written an editorial on the strange times we live in, when e-cigarettes are both being widely accepted, both by consumers and by big business, while at the same time being relentlessly attacked by zealots and legislators.

He hits on several points that articulate what’s so frustrating about the current situation: one one hand, nearly every study shows that electronic cigarettes really are a very safe alternative to cigarettes, with the potential to save literally millions of lives. However, governments seem intent on regulating them into oblivion, or at least into the hands of tobacco and pharmaceutical firms, essentially killing innovation and destroying a market that, until now, has been growing by leaps and bounds.

“Is there anything new we use that does not have “unknown long term health effects”? – unknown covers a lot of territory.”

With the recent announcement that the UK will regulate e-cigarette products as medicine, requiring clinical trials for anything containing nicotine levels far lower than the lightest of light cigarettes, we share his fear. Despite all the evidence that electronic cigarettes are safe, effective, and possibly most important: becoming very popular, the current wave of short-sightedness and irrational zealotry could take these products out of the hands of the people whose lives they could save.

E-cigarettes: So close to being accepted and yet so close to being banned | Canadian Vapers News & Opinions.

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About the Author

Patrick (aka Trick) is an avid vaper who has traded an addiction to tobacco for an addiction to new vaping gear. When he’s not writing for Vape Squad, he can most often be found trying to translate the websites of foreign modders, prying the drip spouts out of new juice bottles, or stalking mail carriers.



  • http://www.facebook.com/ronald.rickard1 Ronald Rickard

    well all ay is that it has certainly helped me quit cigarettes by vaping and using small amounts of nicotine in the vape juices

  • Lorraine

    I smoked for years and could not quit until I tried vaping. Now I am a non-smoker and haven’t smoked since last December. I say to all those small minded people who state it could encourage smoking is that they are absolutely nuts. It is a brilliant alternative and should be encouraged to smokers who want to quit the evil weed.

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