My mom hides a bag of chocolate bars in the closet. My dad can’t keep his hands off the cherry pie. My aunt always has bubble gum in her purse, and my grandma would have had strawberry milkshakes every day if we let her.
With the popularity of ecigs increasing, so are the “haters”. A lot of people take everything the media says as fact. They rely on their newspapers or news radio to give them right information, the truth. Well when news reporters talk about ecigs, people listen. A lot of people have talked about how ecig companies make fun flavors to appeal to kids. I’m here to set the record straight.
Now I won’t argue with the fact that kids like flavors. But let’s be real here. Adults like flavors too (as clearly shown by my family and most in America). At the Chicago City Council hearing on a proposed ecig ordinance, several ‘experts’ in support of the ordinance testified that companies produce fun e-cig flavors for the purpose of luring children in. They said with flavors like ‘cherry’ and ‘gummy bear’, it’s obvious that ecig companies want to sell their products to kids. So at what point do people stop liking flavors?
Do they realize how dumb that sounds? I mean really. Michael Haynes, testified in opposition to the ecig ordinance and said to the Council members “try and tell me you don’t know one adult who doesn’t like gummy bears.” Good point Michael!
You want to hear something rather ridiculous? Nicorette Gum offers six flavors of their gum: white ice mint, cinnamon surge, fruit chill, fresh mint, mint, and original. Hmm, sounds like they’re trying to draw in the kids too. No, no, no, they also know that adults LIKE flavors!
Electronic cigarettes are NOT tobacco cigarettes. They are totally different, and people really need to understand that before they can make any kind of judgment and comparison.
Here’s the thing. There are 45 million smokers in America. E-cigs were made to give adults an alternative to smoking. That why there is a large enough market for ecig companies. They don’t want or need to find a new demographic. Especially children. It just doesn’t make sense. Ecigs are for adult smokers. Period. Anyone who thinks differently is just trying to find a reason not to like ecigs. Well having a reason like “ecigs are bad because they make flavors that kids like” is just about one of the dumbest reasons out there.
A version of this electronic cigarette article originally appeared on the Vapor4Life Blog.