It is difficult to be a vapoteur in 2021. Between the sensationalist articles of a press more eager to peddle a-prioris than scientific truths, laziness on the subject of the policies which remain, in spite of the numerous independent studies favorable to vaping, completely ignorant in the matter and the unfounded allegations of a WHO decidedly very permeable to the influence of lobbies, the man in the street has a bad image of vaping. Worse still, he thinks, contrary to all truth, that nicotine is carcinogenic, which is not true. That vaping is a gateway to tobacco for the youngest, which has been invalidated by all the serious studies done on the subject. That vape is more harmful than smoking, which is wrong, proven and proven.
VAPE, AND YOU? AND U.S ?
In short, by entrusting the vaping file to people lacking any expertise, today we are reaping the promises of punitive legislation, the deleterious effects of which we are currently seeing developing around the world: ban on aromas that are the very basis of consumer interest in this alternative to tobacco, current tax projects driving up prices in defiance of the purchasing power already severely burdened by users and, of course, possible handing over of the baby vape in the hands a pharmaceutical lobby already well enriched by the current Coronavirus crisis.
The equation is however clear. Price increase plus removal of aromas plus control of the pharmacy equals the medium-term death of vaping. A technology which has made it possible, over the past ten years, to save lives, to lead smokers to quit smoking and which remains to this day the only really effective tobacco substitute because it guarantees the preservation of the gesture, unanimously recognized. by tobacco specialists, a gradual descent of addiction avoiding most relapses as well as the preservation of a certain pleasure that smokers like to find in the vape. Perhaps this is the cornerstone of the detractors who prefer a withdrawal in suffering requiring medical help, the concrete reality of which is still awaited, and who take a dim view that vapers can continue to feel joy in themselves. slowly but surely weaning from their addiction.
In our country, it is in 2022 that the future of vaping will be played out. Legislative projects abound in the wrong direction of history and what is certainly the first health revolution of the twenty-first century may not survive it. In question ? The sacrosanct Principle of precaution, a suitcase expression that one uses when one does not know anything about a specific subject. However, with such a principle, we would not have walked on the Moon, we would not use smartphones on a daily basis, Pasteur would never have invented vaccination and we would be electrified by old and polluting coal factories. History is not kind to the lukewarm.
It's time to wake up. Disunited, we are nothing and we weigh nothing in this game which is going very well from our opinion and our feedback. United, we can alert, we can defend our positions and assert them. Alone, we go faster, together we go further.
Thus, we support 200% of the action initiated by OneShot Media et Top Health and we propose to open our channels to all those, professionals or not, liquid managers, wholesalers, manufacturers, influencers and media, tobacco specialists, scientists who will have a message to convey which will advance this union which is now necessary to preserve and affirm the profit health that ten years of vaping will have generated from the land alone.
It is a question, here and now, of acting together, in defense of a single vision: that of a world without tobacco. Everyone is welcome, while respecting our differences, our differences sometimes because the Vape, for once, must speak with the same voice. Later it will be too late.
According to the expression, I wish you a Happy Vape. Share, disseminate as much as possible, talk about it around you. As a vaper, no one is better placed than you to speak the only word that matters: yours.