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Important update from ECITA: legal advice re prospective bans
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RE: Important update from ECITA: legal advice re prospective bans
The majority of vapers are blissfully unaware of this forum and disinterested. They are unaware of most of the tussles going on except when something shocking (and typically inaccurate) hits the Daily Fail. Then it either features a melted dodgy Chinese charger where the ecig is blamed, someone chic with an Ego or lookalike or some cranky looking bloke with something that is a cross between a light sabre and a bong. So they continue to vape contentedly, buying replacement cartos and sealed clearo type devices. As the market has grown, these have been increasingly available through supermarkets, forecourts and corner shops.

For the majority of people vaping is nothing like a hobby. It's a consumer product that has got them off the evil fags or helped them cut down on them. If they save a few quid over smoking, that's a bonus and that's where it ends. Nothing will happen with or to these people until the mass media hits them with the messages about their choice of eliquid flavour being withdrawn and the cost of their vaping going up 300-1000%. The question is, will the mass media hit them with this? If you were the mass media (and newspapers in particular are dying and struggling) and pharmaceutical and tobacco companies were pumping significant income your way - would you 'rock that boat'?

I can't see much of a furore until these things happen. Then there'll be a bit of a backlash and the government of the day will back peddle on some of the more draconian parts of the legislation. At this point it will be too late for the small traders - and that will probably suit the government, HMRC and other of its agencies, tobacco and pharmaceutical industries fine.

If you visit most of the small traders web sites, how many of them are 'campaigning' to save vaping from their home pages? Very few. Where are the banners stating your vaping is under threat - read and sign this? Where is the consistent branded trade campaign? Most of these businesses (not all) are more concerned with their prime function of selling kit & juice now. So even when the 'ordinary Joe' wanders online to shop he/she leaves none the wiser.
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RE: Important update from ECITA: legal advice re prospective bans
Have to agree with most of Bryan's post and we get the educated elite Mafia we deserve and pay for, and will likely always be slaves, because of apathy, ignorance, and the ease at which the masses can be manipulated.

The romantic vision of the after sex cigarette is never returning in any shape of e-cig, so we can expect human nature to run true and be of no assistance to us in it's media and said Mafia led propaganda to eliminate the chav' image of our hobby.

Our only saviour may be the backlash from the power of Chinese interested parties.
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RE: Important update from ECITA: legal advice re prospective bans
(25/11/14 02:30 PM)Boadacia! Wrote:  The romantic vision of the after sex cigarette is never returning in any shape of e-cig,

you sure? HeHe!



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RE: Important update from ECITA: legal advice re prospective bans
(25/11/14 02:30 PM)Boadacia! Wrote:  The romantic vision of the after sex cigarette is never returning in any shape of e-cig, so we can expect human nature to run true and be of no assistance to us in it's media and said Mafia led propaganda to eliminate the chav' image of our hobby.

It hasn't for me, but I am a baby boomer so the after sex cigarette was a ritual that was almost a part of the sex. It meant a relaxed chat afterwards. Now I find it's just turn over and start snoringMad
We should revive it as the post-coital vape. For my generation it is a prolonging of intimacy and helps keep a relationship working even if we're vaping, not smoking. Jump for Joy
Smoking in bed has always been unsafe. Vaping in bed is only unsafe if you have a dodgy charger working next to it.

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Wolves don't care what Sheep think. The Sheppard doesn't get a choice in that matter.
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