Ohio Writer Slams Our Assumed Need For Government Sanction
After reading about electronic cigarette legislation plans in Ohio, writer Dennis Powell put together a fairly hard-edged piece on our supposed need for government sanction. The piece takes particular issue with the phrasing “legal limbo” as it implies that we need the government to give the okay before the product should be legally on the market.
You can read Powell’s comments right here.
Powell’s main point is that electronic cigarettes have yet to show themselves in need of regulation and approval. He takes issue with the guilty until proven innocent style or product approval and regulation. Even something as simple as a quote from the American Cancer Society implies that electronic cigarettes impart cancer to the user. But really, we don’t know that they do, research is quickly showing that they mostly don’t, and the American Cancer Society probably isn’t the authority on a brand new product.
It’s rare that we see a mostly third party participant in the electronic cigarette debate that takes the debate to a sensible and generally pro-e-cig place. Powell seems genuinely bothered by the trend that is requiring governmental approval for everything. It’s certainly something that is affecting the electronic cigarette community.
File this away as another bit of positive reading for the e-cig world.