Let us look at some facts.
Anti-Smoker Smoking Cessation Movement’s aim is to reduce smoking on grounds of health. Right? Right!
Therefore anything that gets people off cigarettes and onto a safer alternative is good. Right? Right!
Electronic cigarettes [e-cigs] have a proven track record. Their success rate is very good. They contain none of the additives supposedly found in cigarettes. Their vapour consists entirely of nicotine, propylene glycol and/or vegetable glycerine all of which are non-carcinogenic. The Movement must be all for them. Right?
The EU has decided to effectively ban them from public sale.
Now why would they do something as ridiculous as this?
Are they worried because e-cigs look like cigarettes? Hardly. Banning an item on such feeble grounds would be insane.
Are they worried about kids buying them like toys and then moving on to “harder” cigarettes? There is no proof that this has ever happened.
Or could the reason be much simpler? Could it be that the EU simply wants to ban anything that might eat into the Pharmaceutical industries profits? Nicotine patches/gum/inhalers are a multi-billion dollar industry after all, and the much more effective e-cigs would encroach significantly into those profits? Could it be that simple?
Lets look at another remarkable coincidence.
On the very day that our minister Fatso Reilly and his team push through a decision that will copper fasten Big Pharma’s profits, Pfizer announce a multi-million investment in Ireland.
I’ll let you decide.