The raging war against e-cigarettes by the U.S. #Government is being fought with unbridled consumer passion. Empowered with knowledge, vapers readily share their information. They found switching to e-cigarettes reduced or eliminated tobacco from their lives. In their continued quest for education, they search harder for the "worst" scenarios than most self-proclaimed "experts" can make up. Vapers vigorously dissect every press release and are the experts on e-cigarettes.
Who are vapers?
They are former smokers who switched to a less harmful alternative to tobacco. They come from all walks of life, including scientists, housewives, teachers and nurses.
They are waitresses, service members, mechanics, chemists and politicians. They work together, networking to assist each other and inform new consumers with information. Forums, consumer groups, and social media are just some of the resources used to communicate what needs to be known. When new consumers are curious, answers are correct and swift within the #Vaping community. In essence, vapers are doing for consumers what the U.S. government has chosen not to do.
What IS the government doing
What the government and organizations are doing is choosing to ignore facts. They are distracting the public with innuendo and bias reporting in the media via "expert opinion". They are declaring war on vaping products to keep people uninformed and smoking.
Part of the duties of the Surgeon General are to be "responsible for communicating the best available scientific information to the public regarding ways to improve personal and public health". He claims instead, like many others, "We don't know enough". This is strategically failing the public.
This is Ben Swann's view on the Food and Drug Administration's war.
He explains the obvious differences between tobacco products and e-cigarettes. The Food and Drug Administration's Robert Califf says the FDA regulations "will allow the FDA to investigate the ingredients" and the "potential impact on public health". In his past, Dr. Califf was a paid consultant with pharmaceutical companies Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline and more. Both make smoking cessation products.
Vapers are fighting
When vapers chose to switch from tobacco products to e-cigarettes, they didn't realize the war they were in for was with their own government. If you want to know how motivated vapers are and why they're fighting this war, just ask. They not only depend on each other for information, they also depend on national consumer groups. Along with local and state level groups, consumers can join the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA), the National Vapers Club, Not Blowing Smoke and the Vaping Militia. All groups keep their members well informed of legal and legislative developments.
The "potential impact" on public health is being disguised as "regulation" and now classifies nicotine as "tobacco". Claims of the protection of children is a smokescreen to replace tax revenue from declining tobacco sales. The U.S. government's integrity and corruption is in question, along with those politicians and health groups who have chosen, with malice, to deceive the public. #ecigs