We’re not betting on it…
Once again, technology and individual habits are at odds with nanny-state politicians and public health officials. Think back to the prohibition era. You’d have to sneak into a speakeasy to grab some hooch. E-cigarette smokers may just have to find their own haven to enjoy a puff, as regulators are now banning e-cigarettes in public areas nestled in many cities.
Although there are many benefits to e-cigarettes, protests from the government and medical community are marching on their bandwagon of making them a no-no. It also appears that some non-smokers just don’t like the fact that e-cigarette smokers are enjoying their indulging sin and are making it more painful to give up the habit. E-cigarette smokers continue to get met with intense hostility from many.
Let’s look at the logic of the protests. E-cigarettes are battery-operated vaporizers that have no nicotine. With no smoke involved, there’s no smoke going into anyone’s lungs, including nearby people. That’s a good thing right? Well, it’s not according to the medical community and government.
Now, let’s look at some of the facts surrounding about e-cigarettes. These battery-operated vaporizers have been extremely helpful for those people who want to kick the traditional cigarette. As a matter of fact, e-cigarettes are proven to be more helpful than gum or patches. And since the invention of the e-cig, teen smoking in the United States has been cut in half. It’s actually been effective in preventing teens from getting hooked on the real lethal habit of smoking.
Still, the nanny-state politicians and many public health officials continue to ban e-cigarettes the same way as real smokes. Keep in mind that there is no credible evidence that e-cigarette smoking is harmful to anyone. These do-gooders are just grasping at straws with the claim that e-cigarettes are a gateway to smoking. It’s like saying a little weed is a path to heroine usage. Instead of rejoicing in the fact that teen smoking has been cut in half, government officials feel there is a crisis because of the increasing use of e-cigs by teens. Even highly credentialed folks like Lloyd D. Johnson, PhD of the Social Research University of Michigan is pouring out some nonsense in his statement, ““Despite the positive developments this year about less teenage smoking, we are concerned about the levels of e-cigarette use among teens that we are seeing. It would be a tragedy if this product undid some of the great progress made to date in reducing cigarette smoking by teens.”
With all the hype, e-cigarettes are a lifesaver that health fascists and government want to kill. New York, New Jersey and Washington now have a ban on e-cigarettes in public places, such as restaurants, offices and stores. More states are expected to return to the debate table on whether or not e-cigarettes should be banned. Even other countries like Brazil and Canada have banned the use of these devices. Unfortunately, e-cigarettes are one example of technology that has not been well received