Once the vaping genie is out of the bottle, it is hard to stuff it back in, even in the unlikely event that you want to; so, at this point, it’s probably best to rely on regulation rather than bans.
The story below illustrates some interesting aspects of the status of cigarettes and smoking within society. Ideally, it seems, people should buy cigarettes but not smoke them.
Most people try to obey laws, except when they are driving of course. But many people draw the line when laws are based on misinformation and are therefore counterproductive.
Belarus seems to have introduced a category error into law by lumping together tobacco and nicotine products, no doubt based on the US FDA’s deem-based understanding of the world.
A common market for tobacco and alcohol is expected to get off the ground this year within the Eurasian Economic Union.
Used properly in vaping devices, nicotine can be a powerful harm-reduction tool. And even when it is accidentally ingested, it generally causes only mild, short-lived discomfort.
If Malawi decides to take the cannabis route, it should make sure that it does so only in such a way as to ensure that its farmers – and therefore society as a whole – benefit appropriately.
In the interests of safety, rather than banning vaping after an incident on an Air China flight, it would have been better to increase pilot training about which switch causes what to happen.
Something is out of proportion when a woman is sent to jail because she couldn’t or wouldn’t pay a fine for smoking where she should not have done.
A Bulgarian member of the EU Parliament seems to have raised an important point about customs checks, especially given concerns over the illegal trade in tobacco products.