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pnp Post time: 2019-3-1 11:20
And we are taking about China, not elswhere. I have said it here that the devil is in the enforcem ...
I agree with you to a point. E-cigarettes fall under the mandate of "harm reduction". Tobacco cigarettes release approximately 4000 chemicals when combusted. 67 of those are known carcinogens. Remove the tobacco and the combustion, and the harm is greatly reduced. E-cigarettes have helped millions of people all around the globe to reduce the harms associated with combustible tobacco. Are they "perfectly safe"? No one can be 100% sure they are perfectly safe. Nothing is ... but e-cigarettes are magnitudes safer than combustible tobacco cigarettes. Greater than 95%, according to Public Health England and the UK College of Physicians.
Yes, some people don't like the smell. Not everybody does. The same can be said about body odor, halitosis, and perfumes/colognes. What is the smell that people don't like? Mostly the smell coming from tobacco flavoured E-liquids. Personally, I myself don't like the smell of tobacco e-juices, but some people need that taste/smell in order to not light up a cigarette. It reminds them of smoking (some people smoke purely because they enjoy the smell, taste, and sensations). I know that may be hard to believe, but it's true.
As for the enforcement issue ... governments are all about the money. As long as the tax revenue is coming in from the sale of tobacco products, enforcement is a null point. They will mouth the words, but will only make a token attempt at enforcing. It's a double-edged sword, really.