FOR NO RATIONAL REASONS, healthcare officials and antismoking crusaders are waging war against vaping, even though millions of people have found it to be the only effective way to give up smoking. Users get the pleasure of nicotine while avoiding tar and other substances in cigarettes that are truly lethal. What are these witless prohibitionists inhaling?
In the U.S. the FDA and other worrywarts fret that teenagers are taking up vaping in “epidemic” proportions, ignoring the fact that many of these young people would be smoking and/or drinking more if they didn’t vape. Nonetheless, federal regulators are threatening drastic steps to ban vaping or sharply curtail its legal availability.
The U.S. isn’t alone. In Australia, for instance, vaping is forbidden. Woe to the uninformed tourist who vapes; you cannot buy liquid nicotine in any state or territory in Australia. Countries concerned about smoking should move in the opposite direction and follow Britain’s example. Amazingly, considering the rest of the world’s hysteria, British lawmakers encourage vaping. Result: The Sceptred Isle has the second-lowest smoking rate in Europe.