Is This The End Of The Golden Age Of Vaping?
When I think of a Golden Age of anything, I think of innocence, imagination,ingenuity and freedom.
Ecigarettes and vaping have come along way since Hon Lik brought the ecig to market in China in 2004.
In a short time, we have gone from three piece stick style devices with a 90 mAh battery with limited juice selection to innovations such as the cartomizer, clearomizer, cartomizer tanks, improved atomizers, rebuildable/repairable atomizers, the genesis style atomizer, replaceable battery mods, variable voltage, variable power, hybrid mods, programmable mods and list goes on .
Many businesses have sprouted to serve the ever increasing demand for eliquids and handmade mods. The choices are seemingly endless.
Online communities have formed with people offering support, information and camaraderie. Local and national vaping clubs and vape meets are held.
I’ve come to enjoy making my own liquids as have thousands of other vapers. Just about any flavor you could want (and a lot you would rather not ) is available.
Now, as Pharmaceutical companies are taking note of the economic impact ecigarettes are having on their ineffective smoking cessation product’s bottom line, regulations and restrictions are on the horizon.
In an effort to protect their financial interests, Big Pharma, having employees, both past and future, in high level positions of the FDA, is behind these coming restrictions. That is my opinion though recent news of corruption in the highest levels of the FDA seems to validate my opinion.
While I don’t think ecigarettes will be banned, I do think the freedom to purchase liquid nicotine and eliquids containing nicotine in the strengths we desire will become regulated.
Ecigarettes have been a life changing product for me. I would have never been able to quit tobacco without them. Almost two years into my vaping journey, 24 mg/ml eliquid is what I need to keep from smoking. I fear soon I won’t be able to purchase liquids in the strength I need. Maybe higher strength will be available for purchase. I fear the taxes imposed will be so great as to make the option unrealistic.
Enjoy this time my friends.
One day soon I believe we will look back at these times with a twinkle in our eyes and say,” That was the Golden Age of vaping”