The combatants in the war against vapers are the same entities who’ve been trying to crush smokers over the last few decades: astro-turf “health groups,” corrupt “charities,” and paid off politicians working at the behest of the pharmaceutical industry, which wants to corner the market on nicotine.
This, despite the fact that pharmaceutical nicotine products don’t work. The campaign against vapers has proven what smokers have been saying for years:
- The anti industry doesn’t actually care about health. If they did, and they truly believed smoking is bad for you, they’d be ecstatic when a smoker switches to vaping. Instead, they’re bending over backward to get vape products over-regulated, over-priced, or even outright banned.
- The fact that you can’t legally smoke or vape unless you’re 21, but you can have access to pharmaceutical nicotine at basically any age, proves the kind of sway the pharmaceutical industry has over government.
- Bans at colleges and other locations almost always include not just smoking but chewing tobacco and vaping, but never pharmaceutical nicotine. That hints at the amount of influence the pharmaceutical industry has over those institutions.
- Groups like the so-called Truth Initiative’s purpose is to scare people away from smoking at any cost (though some might say their actual goal is just to make money). In a panic, they’ve recently shifted much of their focus to vaping. That means it’s a threat to them. By using misleading and often downright false propaganda to try and scare everyone, these types of organizations show how scared they are.
- Attempts to ban and over-regulate vaping without any proof it’s bad for you proves that, even if smoking wasn’t bad for you, they’d still be trying to regulate and/or ban it.
- Efforts against vaping “because it might be bad for you, maybe, but we don’t know,” completely go against the narrative used to push COVID vaccines. It’s also counter to all the products on the market people say are definitely bad for you, such as sugar, fatty foods, caffeine, and basically everything else.
- People are easily misled. The anti-smoking movement has had a lot of success convincing vapers that efforts against vaping originate from so-called “Big Tobacco.” In reality, tobacco companies also make vaping products, and the push against vaping originates from pharmaceuticals
Vapers, if they’d like to continue vaping, should learn everything they can about the tricks and tactics of the anti-smoking movement. A certain portion of the human population has, unfortunately, always looked for a group of people to look down their noses at. It’s all-too-easy for pharmaceuticals and their anti-smoking lapdogs to manipulate them.