Vaping is the future, if you’re addicted to nicotine why not choose the delivery system that eliminates the 100s of carcinogens.
Tobacco contains nicotine but it’s the nicotine drug you’re addicted to. And now you don’t have to smoke it to get nicotine. You can do this, safely. So why the fuck wouldn’t you? It feels the same. Well, better! Cleaner!
The prohibitionist attitude that’s criticised in this article draws some really big parallels for me, with the anti-weed prohibitionists at present. It’s an overly anxious, frankly quite terrifying, view. I mean, public health is the priority right? Yes, absintence (for nicotine) would be best, but millions aren’t doing that, and are instead dying every year. If they were vaping, they would be no worse off physically than a non-smoker. People who try and block that, just like people who try and block the regulation of cannabis for responsible adult consumption - are nothing more than ill-informed, narrow-minded and frankly pretty selfish.
Prohibition is BAD.
Organised criminals pocketing billions is BAD
Forcing people who believe something different to you, and seek their drug of choice (or in the case of weed, often their medicine!) to go down the route of funding gangsters and risking stabbings and whatnot, contaminated product, no quality assurance or knowledge of the strain or potency… It’s madness, and it’s immoral and should seriously be considered a violation of human rights.
So what the fuck.