Originally posted by godWhisperer
so 'treated like normal cigarettes' equates exactly to 'we can tax the living crap out of them' and introduce even further draconian legislation that
has no regard for what actually benefits the public. it's this kind of insanity that has to stop.
if corporations want to be treated like people then they should be held as responsible for their emissions. the hypocrisy and pandering is
i love my e-cig, i think it might have very really saved my life, but if they want to regulate that then i'll quit it, too. i got sick of giving
horrible people my money so i could smoke cigarettes, i'm not going to give these people money so i can vape.
edit on 5/25/13 by godWhisperer
I agree with you mate.
Been vaping on my ecigs for over two years now and counting. (my wife has been too) That's after being a heavy smoker of the poisonous cancer sticks
for over 30 years.
The Big Pharma crap, patches, gum, drugs, inhalers didn't do the slightest thing for me or my wife...in fact they did do something....they made me
crave smoking even more!
Ecigs tried and have never looked back. They are superior to cigarettes in every way.
In terms of safety, in terms of being much healthier for me and people around me, they don't set your home on fire if you fall asleep with one in your
hand, they don't pollute the air around and they are very clean...and they get you off the curse of cigarettes easily.
Add in the sheer mind blowing amount of choice with ecigs and this legislation is shown for what it is...a tax grab.
Ecigs are 85% + effective at helping people quit tobacco and cigarettes...and the government stands to lose Billions in tobacco sales tax every
year...a high tax put on tobacco products supposedly as an 'incitement' to people to either not smoke or limit how much they smoke...a punitive tax
they do not want to lose, so now they see the success of Ecigs displacing the Tobacco market, and their tax earning cash cow and are worried.
They should be celebrating the public health dividend that will be gained from ecigs, but instead, as all too often is the case, all they care about
I say let the government tax them as cigarettes if they want, they cannot justify it and will expose themselves to the people, as the corrupt money
grabbing criminals that they really are, and not the public servants they ought to be.
Besides, if you had to, it is simple to make both ones own ecig device (a battery, + and - wires and a small coil) and to make ones own e-liquid from
easily obtainable and cheap vegetable glycerin, steeped home grown tobacco leaves (or many other nicotine containing plants) and food / candy
They can't tax what you don't buy can they!
Or better still, order in bulk from China, a few years worth of supplies at a time.
About 25% - 35% of the cost of buying domestically if you go direct to China. I just made an order to a Chinese contact worth about $700...saved
myself about $1500 over what i would have paid in the UK or USA or EU.
So not only will they force a lot of people back to killer tobacco cigarettes and all the economic knock on effects to healthcare and family that it
brings, but they will also lose out on legitimate ecig taxation, the sales tax or VAT of about 20% in the UK.
Either way, they'll never prevent me from using my ecigs, or try to tax me to the hilt with a tax that was only ever designed to stop me smoking
harmful Tobacco, not to stop me using a device and liquid that actually did stop me smoking harmful tobacco!
Can't we just round up all the greedy, corrupt arseholes ruining our lives and put them in a cage for kids to poke with sticks...or something?
edit on 25-5-2013 by MysterX because: added text