Wednesday, 18 February 2015
In what many see as state dictatorship yet again, this move comes despite the growing popularity of electronic cigarettes and evidence to suggest they are a useful element in the fight against tobacco addiction. While electronic cigarettes cannot be sold as medical devices, or indeed smoke cessation options, many people have already made their own minds up.
Monday, 16 February 2015
That may sound a little bizarre when you bear in mind the money invested in the electronic cigarette industry but this is not a normal sector, it attracts more than its fair share of critics and politicians are still lobbying against the industry.
Saturday, 14 February 2015
Scare stories sell!
The simple fact is that the more sensational the headline the more chance it will be noticed and the more sales of newspapers and more viewers of news related websites. That is the simple fact today, good news very rarely captures the headlines and even a glimpse at the television news seems to show everything with a doom and gloom slant. However, it will be interesting to see how the mass media react to accusations of unbalanced reporting of the electronic cigarette industry and indeed whether we see any changes in the short, medium and long term.
Thursday, 12 February 2015
There are obviously a number of factors to take into consideration when looking at the potential taxing of electronic cigarettes which we will cover below.
Wednesday, 11 February 2015
Is this opportunism at its extreme?
It is ironic that many of the states in the US looking to either ban or tax electronic cigarettes have historically and continue to benefit from tobacco taxes. There is no doubt that the ongoing popularity of electronic cigarettes is eating into their tobacco tax income stream hence why many are trying to introduce an electronic cigarette tax. If the FDA had taken control of the situation, with the rise of electronic cigarettes grabbing headlines for a decade now, then we would not be in this situation today.