Date: 11/07/2014 Print This Post

VAPEREV Cites Key Stats That Explain Ongoing Efforts To Ban E-Cigs And Vaping





LOS ANGELES – As extensive campaigns to ban e-cigarettes and curtail the growing global phenomenon of vaping continue, a lot of misinformation is being disseminated by the tobacco industry that is the most threatened by their success.

In a new article posted on their website, VapeRev ( – the fast growing Southern California-based vape shop and distribution company that is a groundbreaking force in the worldwide cultural phenomenon – points out important financial statistics that undercut traditional arguments and shine a light on the real reasons behind the ban campaigns.

The post ( begins with several important foundational facts from the forefront of the e-cig trend, starting with the fact that more than 43 million Americans smoke, and those that do, purchase more than 13 billion packs of cigarettes each year. In the U.S., the average cigarette tax is $1.53 per pack, and in 2014, $24.9 billion is expected to be received by the U.S. as a result of tobacco taxes.

Other important stats include the fact that tobacco use costs the U.S. more than $133 billion in direct medical care and more than $156 billion in lost productivity each year. Smoking is also the number one preventable cause of death in the U.S., killing over 1,200 people per day. Perhaps the most surprising revelation in the article is: people who attempt to quit smoking without professional help are approximately 60 percent more likely to report success if they use an e-cigarette, rather than over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapies or willpower alone.

The article then asks the key question, “So why do people want to ban e-cigarettes?”

It’s all about Big Tobacco and their threatened profits: “As e-cigarettes continue to rise in popularity, the e-cig industry also becomes a bigger threat to the abundance of money attached to tobacco. With practically limitless financial resources, Big Tobacco willingly funds ‘Anti-Ecig’ campaigns and pays lobbyists to promote their efforts in eliminating the technology they’re up against.”

Combine that with the fact that government officials are losing billions in tobacco tax revenue each year, and the reasons for the pushback are very clear.

The article explains that vaping “is a direct avenue to achieve exactly what the FDA and CDC are striving for” – namely, the goal of American society enjoying healthy, smoke-free lives and a societal reduction in smoking overall. It points out however, one of the ongoing challenges in public perception: “Without conclusive case studies to outline the affects of vaping over a 10, 20 or even 30 year period, the FDA and CDC will not budge on their stance against e-cigs.”

The result: Big Tobacco is left with plenty of time to continue their mission of defeating the e-cigarette industry while allowing the population to suffer from smoke related illnesses.

The good news, the VapeRev article continues, is since the production of new technology can’t be stopped, and Americans continually seek a better alternative to smoking, the e-cig industry itself isn’t going away. Before concluding the article cites the Preamble to the Constitution and leads readers to wonder, “How does banning e-cigarettes, based on a current lack of understanding, or before exploring their potential, ‘promote the general welfare’?”


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