What ever Happened to Our Freedom?
First of all, New York City didn’t care whether I chose to smoke on an electronic cigarette in a bar or anywhere else, now it does. Vaping or puffing e-cigs is now, like smoking, prohibited in public places such as parks and beaches. E-cigs are also banned in private places of employment. such as bars, restaurants and offices. Unlike smoking, which has been known for decades to be risky, there’s no evidence vaping with e-cigs harms anyone. Furthermore, a few studies have suggested that vaping e-cigs are risky.
As a result, with those studies there’s no conclusive, widely accepted body of research. In conclusion, the obvious reason for putting limits on vaping e-cigs for health reasons doesn’t apply. Most noteworthy, there is not enough evidence that e-cigs are bad for you. Nonetheless, opponents of vaping have shouted out a handful of misplaced or exaggerated worries that e-cigs are bad. The opponents say vaping might be harmful later because of the nicotine but there is still no evidence of proof.
Lack of Evidence:
That’s true, but there is no evidence or justification on imposing a widespread restriction on vaping now. Furthermore, controls on tobacco products a proven threat to public health can legitimately be regulated or even banned outright. In conclusion, the evidence explains why tobacco products should be regulated. With feared threats there’s no simple principle just political propaganda. On a radio show, I heard someone who was involved in the New York City Council discussion on e-cigs.
He claims, there’s no evidence that e-cigs are harmless. So we should assume that everything is harmful until evidence proves otherwise? Well, there’s no evidence that an overbearing big brother is harmless either. Therefore, any time individual liberty is curtailed there is evidence of harm. For a purely speculative payoff sometime later we’re accepting a loss of freedom in return. In addition, saving citizens from a possible future appears to be the City Council’s political agenda on vaping. Has the City Council and its members been watching too much bad sci-fi? The opponent’s mentality is, if we allow vaping Big Tobacco will benefit.
Banning E-cigs for the Wrong Reason:
This takes two forms since there’s no evidence that e-cigs are harmful. Lorillard bought the Blu e-cig maker in 2012 and will make a profit from selling e-cigs. Most noteworthy, to improve their image, Big Tobacco is getting into vaping or e-cigs. These nonsensical anxieties amount to changing the subject which is e-cigs, not their manufacturers. Most of all, we’ve mentally painted tobacco companies as the bad guys. Because of this mentality, it’d be morally confusing to let them do something good. E-cigs offer an alternative to people smoking tobacco who otherwise, would keep smoking traditional cigarettes. The e-cigs should be welcomed, from any company that chooses to make them. There is no evidence that e-cigs are harmful. The evidence shows that people quit smoking by vaping.
E-Cigarettes are not a Gateway to Smoking Tobacco:
Furthermore, there is no evidence that e-cigs are a gateway to smoking. The gateway argument is backwards. No one I know has gone from e-cigs to cigarettes. As a matter of fact, there is evidence that people who’ve given up smoking replaced it with e-cigs. Especially relevant, actors and directors know cigarettes are a very useful prop. Suppress what you know about smoking, and sence the sophistication, glamour, ruggedness of smoking. Due to movies and still photos, smoking is still cool in Hollywood. As a result, you can pretend you’re Humphrey Bogart and smoke an e-cigarette, without evidence of risking your lungs.
Hence, there are people that just don’t want to be around people who smoke e-cigs. Consequently, there’s no evidence that e-cigs are harmful. There are people who declared that they would never do any vaping in a bar. I know bars and restaurants that had already forbidden e-cigs before the City Council passed its law last December. Big tobacco has plans for the vaping industry. Furthermore, big tobacco will run the vaping industry.
Treating Vaping Like Smoke:
While, this was news to me, something must explain our newfound desire for atmospheric purity in bars, restaurants, etc. Especially relevant, since there’s no evidence that e-cigs are toxic a lot of people are for vaping products. Did New York’s ban need to be total? Finally, couldn’t our places of pleasure asked to declare themselves as vaping or non-vaping areas for e-cigs? Our good government could’ve had bars that forbid it, while having some that allow it. New York’s city government is too namby-pamby for that pluralistic dream.
An International Issue:
In conclusion, this is an international issue. The European Union, the World Health Organization and America’s Food and Drug Administration have enacted regulations on e-cigs. Most noteworthy, those three organizations have done nothing but cause the tax payer a lot of grief. Therefore, just read the editorials from the economist and the financial times. You can drink until you fall on your face, but you can no longer puff on e-cigs. Finally, there’s no evidence that e-cigs are harmful.
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