Originally posted by skitzspiricy
reply to post by spikey
The thing is. If Tobacco Companies and the Goverments got thier hands on E-Cigs, will they go the same way as cigerettes? Being horrendously
overpriced and full of poisons.
The same with Big Pharma, would they want to make an honest buck. Or would they makesure that the Vapor is horrendously overpriced and full of
Poisons would be out, for governments and tobacco companies and Pharma to adulterate E-Liquid with harmful chemicals, where none currently exist in
the product would be a criminal offense. They would be shown to be deliberately trying to harm their customers and people, and it would be easily
provable they were doing so.
E-Liquid is a very simple product. It contains only two or three ingredients, generally speaking these are either VG (Vegetable Glycerin /Glycerol) or
PG (propylene Glycol) and food flavourings.
VG and PG make the bulk of the liquid, both of which are proven harmless to human health and are ubiquitous in modern society. These things are main
ingredients of products ranging from shampoos, toothpastes, face creams, moisturizers, hand gels, candy (sweeties), fog machines at concerts and show,
childrens toys and too many more to list. Because VG and PG are everywhere, extensive safety testing has been done over many years, and countless
studies performed...the result is no damage to human health, animal health or the environment.
Governments would earn in tax revenues for sales, that alone would expand their coffers substantially, much more so than they earn from Pharma
corporation taxes from the sale of 'give up smoking' products.
When looked at in the round, Governments would save money on health care, on lost work days, on controlling the obesity epidemic currently sweeping
the Western world, and in many other associated areas.
I'd hazard a guess that they'd make more money (with the savings and taxes) that they currently make from taxing tobacco in the form of cigarettes.
Tobacco corporations would also make more money, they already own the tobacco plantations and factories, they would have much less processing and
manufacturing involved in producing E-Liquid, so much less costs, no payout or lawsuits, the list goes on.
Pharma turning an honest buck is a novel idea in my mind, but one that would be an earner for them if they got in on the act soon. At the moment, over
80% of the worlds E-Liquid is manufactured in China, and they are making an absolute fortune selling it...if our countries Pharma corps decided to do
the right thing and start producing E-Liquid and promoting it, the Western markets could be worth Billions to them (and a large amount to government
Whether they want to do the right thing or not is another story though...at the moment it looks like they are lobbying hard to remove competition to
their own nicotine delivery methods, even though they are proven to be terribly ineffective and very costly in terms of costs to government and health
services, and ultimately to human life because they generally don't work as a satisfactory replacement to tobacco, and people return to the poisonous
cigarettes, which help to kill and injure them.
edit on 9/12/2011 by spikey because: Added info