In these past few year, Electronic cigarettes had gather so much attention as a healthier way to smoke and get a nicotine hit from time to time. As a reform smoker myself, I cant see anything but positive about E-cigarettes. They dont have any of those deadly chemicals associated with traditional cigarettes, they dont cause any smoke therefore there are no second-hand smoking risks, they dont have any flaming cigarette butts out the windows of their cars, littering, and setting forest fires and more importantly, they’ve helped thousands of people to quit the dangerous and disgusting habit of smoking traditional cigarettes.
So why are there many people opposing it? Why are there so many health expert wannabees that are saying that electronic cigarettes are not proven to be good for our health? Why are there so many states and local politicians who want to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in public places? We are really going bananas here due to the recent opposing of E-cigarettes especially the bans in public places! Why oh why, please enlighten us.
One of the reasons use by legislators to justify their actions is that Electronic cigarettes are often mistaken for regular cigarettes therefore, making other tobacco smokers assume that they can smoke on that place too. Another one is that there are no strong proof that E-cigarettes would not cost fire if a malfunction happens. Another is that, it is not good for children to see someone smoking in public, be it if it it’s a regular cigarette or an E-cigarette. Those three reasons are quite lame for us. Isn’t it? And please. That last one? Please stop using children as a shield to justify such bans. There are seeing more cigarettes in TV shows and movies than they can see electronic cigarettes in public places. So that’s just wrong.
Maybe the real problems is that the local, state, politicians are just afraid that the tax revenue from Tobacco will fall massively as a result of the proliferation of e-cigarettes. This may be the real reason why they keep opposing E-cigarettes. It’s a tragedy that they would work so hard to protect something that harms and kills so many people just to keep the cash flowing. Why not just think of other ways where you can get tax then?
E-cigarettes should not be banned. We hope that our government and legislators would see that soon.