Smokers: The Second Class Citizen
There once was a time when smoking was considered acceptable. Not only was it acceptable, it was actually popular. You could see it everywhere, in advertisements, in movies, in every public place and across popular culture. Smoking was “in”, smokers were “cool”. However, the adverse health effects of smoking could not be denied, and the more research progressed, the more evident those effects became.
Now the laws have changed, and the paradigm has shifted. It was not immediate nor instantaneous, but slowly over time. What once was popular became unpopular, what once was acceptable became unacceptable. Gradually, one’s ability to smoke was limited by laws, laws defining when and where you could smoke.
No longer could you “light up” at the restaurant or movie theater, you just had to walk out the front door. Then that option was taken, now you have to walk 20, 50 or even 100 feet from that door. Progress dictates that laws go even further than that, depending where you live. Now for most smokers, it isn’t where you can’t smoke that is defined, but rather where you can.
These laws are not without merit. They are not necessarily a bad thing, for when you consider the horrifying effects that smoking has on the human body, the simple truth cannot be denied.
Smoking is bad.
The E cigarette offers a new way, it offers the first chance of true hope for smokers. You no longer have to force yourself into withdrawal, or go through an ineffective cessation product or program. You can halt, and even reverse, the damage to your body with a simple, easy transition to this modern technology.
The best part is, vaping offers practically zero health hazards to the vaper, and none to the “bystanders”. The vapor transitioned smoker can regain the freedom now lost. You can vape in the restaurant, vape in the theater, it doesn’t hurt you or anyone nearby. You can circumvent withdrawal, and you can continue your desired lifestyle comfortably and without risk.
Anti-smoking activists and politicians hate that, they do not want you to have this get-out-of-jail-free card. They cannot stand the idea of you passing go and collecting your 200 dollars. You must be punished, you must pay for smoking. You must suffer through withdrawal, and/or risk the horrific side-effects of a brain altering pharmaceutical chemical.
The nature of freedom demands that it cannot only be taken, but must also be defended. Those of you who have made the Switch, must ensure that your newfound liberty is not stripped from you, either by baseless accusation or regulation.