posted on May, 27 2011 @ 02:57 PM
Originally posted by Serizawa
Originally posted by James1982
I've completely switched to e-cigs now. I give zero dollars to the government or big tobacco. I spend less money, and I don't inhale nasty
chemicals. Win-win situation!
The best part about smoking is lighting them up and flicking them out when your done, E-cig=FAIL.
Laying in bed dying of lung cancer = FAIL
To each their own, I'm not preaching or anything. Personally the feel of the smoke in your lungs is what I like about smoking, and the E-Cig delivers
on that for me. Plus I'm spending less than 1/4th of what I used to buying normal cigarettes.
reply to post by TheLastStand
They have passed a bill to regulate E-cigs, but who knows how they are going to do it. I'm sure they will find a way to tax it somehow, but it gets
You can buy the vaporizer by itself, with no nicotine, so I don't know how they can tax what is basically an electronic device.
They could tax the juice, but that's not too straightforward either. You can get zero nicotine juice, all the way up to 38mg nicotine juice. Then you
can get just basic nicotine extract that goes all the way up to 100mg strength. So if they just have a flat tax on any juice containing nicotine, then
people will just buy the really strong stuff and cut it down with more glycerin and flavoring, which will cause a lot of revenue loss. The most
logical way to me seems like taxing based on how much nicotine is in it. A flat tax per mg would cover everything pretty well. Then again, you can
always buy nic juice from China, have them tear the label off, and call it glycerin, and be tax free. Overall trying to tax ecigs just seems like its
destined for failure, there would be so many easy ways around it.
The thing that's more upsetting about the tax isn't the money itself, but the purpose. There is a lot of speculation on the big tobacco companies
getting into e-cigs. Several of the big ecig makers have reported large sales to various tobacco companies, making it seem like they are testing them
out and planning to reverse engineer them, and make their own.
My idea is the tobacco companies are pushing for ecig regulation, so that all the small retailers that make their own juice, and small manufacturers
would be put out of business because they can't afford the price of licensing of whatever else the FDA has planned. Thus paving the way for big
tobacco to release their own version, with very little competition left.
Time will tell, though.