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Threats and the cult of vaping

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I agree with the article on the whole, but may I point out one of the main sources of the misunderstanding: "My stance isn’t even hardline: I just think that if something is going to be used as a medical device, it needs the same regulation and evidence base as a medicine." This sounds perfectly reasonable in abstract. In practice, if implemented it would ban all the liquids and devices on the market. Only thing left to vapers would be a faint hope that maybe someday pharmaceutical industry might produce a half-way decent vaporizer and liquids that would pass the regulatory burdens, which given their track record of delivering anything smokers actually want to use seems unlikely. That is, in an unlikely best case scenario vapers would be back to ineffective 2010 era models, and pay much more for them. A complete de facto ban isn't moderate. If you don't mean or want that, than say what you mean and want.

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27 SEP 2014

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8:45

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