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The FDA Attacking Flavored E-liquids

If you enjoy vaping a variety of flavored e-liquids, then you might have to start making your own. In case you haven’t heard, the FDA is coming after the e-cig industry once again. I don’t know if they ever stopped coming after us. Either way, they’re kicking their attack into high gear. They announced that they’re proposing a rule that would ban e-liquid flavors that appeal to the youth. What does that even mean?

The FDA Is At It Again

When you really dive deep into the meaning, it means nothing. All the flavors that appeal to the youth also appeal to adults. I don’t know many adults who don’t like fruit flavors, candy, or desserts. This line of thinking is beyond stupid. It’s a blatant attack on our freedom. Using this line of thinking we could attack any of our freedoms by saying that they attract the youth. The government could ban sports cars or fast cars because they attract the youth and cause accidents. What 16 year old wouldn’t want to drive a Mustang? Heck, my cousin crashed his Camaro when he was 19. He was a youth and couldn’t handle the rear wheel drive. It spun out on him in the rain. I’m sure this happens to teens all around the country. Should we ban rear wheel drive cars next?

Think kind of thinking is un-American, it’s stupid, and it can be applied to so many different areas. Is the FDA going to ban the same youth-attracting flavors of alcohol? How could they ban fruit or candy flavored e-liquid without banning the same flavors of alcohol? That just doesn’t make sense at all. If the flavor is the culprit, it should be restricted to children’s food and children’s medicine. Oh wait, cotton candy isn’t good for anyone. Vaping cotton candy e-liquid might not be as bad as eating cotton candy. Should we ban the sell of cavity-causing cotton candy too? I’m pretty sure cotton candy advertisements target children and it’s obviously bad for them. I think we should ban the sell of cotton candy. While we’re at it, we might as well ban the sell of all candy. Candy is directly advertised to children and it causes diabetes. Kids are coming down with diabetes at record breaking rates, so why not ban the sale of the harmful food-like substances that cause diabetes and target children?

The Truth

I know why the government isn’t concerned with other things that harm kids, because cotton candy sales aren’t taking a chunk out of big tobaccos pockets. That’s the truth and it’s sad. The FDA doesn’t give a flying fudge about the youth, but they do care about the lobbying dollars from big tobacco. That’s what this war on e-cigs is all about if we’re being honest. And it’s sickening.


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