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Founder of e-cigarette-forum.com and co-founder of vaping.com
Mitch Zeller to make an announcement at 8.45am EST, widely reported to be the finalization of the rule to deem vaping products as tobacco. We're live-blogging the reaction all day.
As a teenager I just pretty much smoked whatever brand I could get my hands on. A lot of times it was what my legal age friends smoked, because I'd just send em with money and they got me what they got me. Although the laws were more loose then, and by the time I was 16-17 I was buying my own and not getting "carded". This was when I actually settled on a brand. When I was going in and buying my own.
Another "unintended consequence" is that, as people go for the cheapest product, they are led away from the easily safest cigarettes...those made with no additives or that are organic tobacco...and led to the most dangerous brands...those with all sorts of untested often toxic additives, with pesticide residues galore, and perhaps with added burn accelerants, kid-attracting sweets flavors aromas, addiction-enhancing additives, and/or made partly or entirely from fake tobacco ("recycled" industrial waste cellulose).
If Australia bans any of that, the news hasn't gone far.
Labels ought not be uninformatively blank. They ought carry pictures and names of the pesticides, names and faces of the CEOs of the pesticide firms, and names and mug-shots of Public Officials who ignore and allow that secret mass consumer poisoning,