Hey vapers! Here’s what made it to the headlines this week.
An Estimated Half A Million Brits Have Switched From Real Cigarettes To E-Cigarettes In The Last Year
An estimated half a million people in Britain have switched from smoking real cigarettes to vaping e-cigarettes in the last one year. According to the Action on Smoking and Health organization (ASH) there were 2.1 million vapers in Britain at the beginning of 2014 while right the number has increased to more than 2.6 million. This increase in vaping is believed to be due to the fact that many people consider it to be a much healthier and cleaner than smoking.
The number of ex-smokers who are staying off tobacco by using electronic cigarettes is growing, showing just what value they can have. But the number of people who wrongly believe that vaping is as harmful as smoking is worrying.
Deborah Arnott, the chief executive of ASH, said.
Check out more info on Inquisitr.
Taxing and regulating e-cigarettes like tobacco is bad public policy
The District of Columbia City Council is calling for electronic cigarettes to be taxed at 70 percent of their wholesale price. this is the same rate as other tobacco products in the District. Colombia is not the only state hoping to get revenue from vaping. There are about twenty two other states that have introduced legislation seeking to tax e-cigs. Out of these 22 only two states, Minnesota and North Carolina, currently have laws in place taxing the sale of e-cigs. Most supporters of vaping feel that this is a very misguided move that will hurt small businesses and cost money in the long run.
Read more on this on The Washington Examiner.