Fore Note: This is a little long and may not be of interest to everyone. But if you're now using electronic cigarettes you may find it informative. It well explains why so many politicians and others are fighting E-Cigs so hard. It's all about the money.
The Fight Against E Cigarettes And Why It’s So Fierce
spinfuel.com-If you really want to know why it has taken the FDA so long to reach some sort of consensus in their supposed ‘deeming regulations’ for e cigarettes, you really don’t have to look so hard. It’s been a part of the public record all this time.
All the news reports you see against e cigarettes, all the chest-thumping you see by phony politicians who want to ban e cigarettes, and all the supposed ‘concerned’ citizens against e cigarettes boils down to one thing. Money. It has nothing to do with the safety of e cigarettes. Nothing.
It’s been said that money is the root of all evil. I believe that, and I’ve believed it most of my life. I hate money, but I understand it is a necessary evil. But the things it makes people do, the immoral, dishonest, cheating things that people do in order to obtain money, and keep it, is something I find most disgusting of all. So, when I see, or read, all the manufactured outrage against e cigarettes I remind myself why it’s happening.
“The agreement requires the tobacco companies to pay approximately $195.9 billion to the states between now and 2025 (in current dollars). These payments are increased to account for inflation (with a minimum increase of 3% per year), but are reduced when the top four cigarette companies’ combined U.S. cigarette sales or their combined percentage share of the total U.S. cigarette market fall below 1997 levels – and those companies’ U.S. market share and sales have been declining steadily. So far, this downward volume adjustment has reduced the amounts paid by all the participating manufacturers to the states by more than the upward inflation adjustment has increased them but the inflation adjustment is catching up. “
If every smoker in the US quit smoking tomorrow a whole lot of politicians would stand to lose a whole lot of money. What? You don’t think it’s YOUR money do you? Are you not familiar with this?
The Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) between the states and the major U.S. tobacco companies will direct a lot of money to the states, but it says nothing about how that money should be spent.
Unless the Master Settlement Plan (MSA) between the tobacco companies and the states was changed to include e cigarettes, a market shift away from tobacco cigarettes are going to mess up the dreams and schemes of some money-hungry people. So is it any wonder why so many dirty, immoral politicians are trying so hard to bring e cigarettes in under the ‘tobacco product’ umbrella? Sure, they talk about bans, but those words are as empty as their words against tobacco. In the end, its about money.
It will be much easier to convince the citizenry that e cigarettes are just another type of cigarette, and therefore they must be considered cigarettes…and as such, they will fall under the the MSA agreement. If e cigarettes takes over tobacco cigarettes in the coming years then the payoff continues IF they are labeled tobacco cigarettes. In fact, with the number of people quitting tobacco over the past decades, the advent of the e cigarette will save the payoff agreement. No politician really wants e cigarettes to go away any more than they want tobacco cigarettes to go away.
Stripping away all the lies, deceit, and evil surrounding the deal between tobacco companies and the government you would be left with this simple narrative that I can imagine would have went something like this:
Those Damn Chinese!
An innovative and smart guy working for a company in China decides that cigarettes are bad, but he thinks he can invent a way to be able to continue to smoke without getting sick. He goes on to work on such a product and after some trial and error he is successful.
Along comes the “e cigarette”, throwing a big fat wrench into this 195-billion dollar payoff, er, I mean settlement between the tobacco companies and the states, IF the e cigarette actually found a foothold here, and became a legal, safe, and effective way to get people off tobacco products that is.
Every time a smoker quits tobacco a few pennies are reduced from the annual payout. Imagine what would happen if all smokers switched to e cigarettes.