Could Tobacco Control Extremism Help Us Get Out Of The EU?
I certainly hope so. But he’s actually talking about…
the EU’s updated Tobacco Products Directive (TPD2) – which regulates e-cigs to within an inch of their life…
The innovation to help smokers quit that could save millions of lives is being held back by EU rules.
If you are one of the country’s three million vapers, or you know somebody who you would like to quit smoking, then you should vote ‘Leave’ in the EU referendum.
But I don’t wish to stop smoking, and so I don’t want any “help”, thank you very much. But if vapers have cause to vote to leave the EU, smokers have just as much. Because the EU declared war on smokers in 2009.
It was this above all that swung me from being pro-EU to anti-EU. Why should a smoker like me want to stay in the EU when they were enacting measures like this:
Shock trials: The EU states will be encouraged to carry out sensationalist prosecutions designed to shock the public. Celebrities who smoke will also be targeted and exposed publicly as smoking offenders. The document states that if individuals in the public eye have deliberately disregarded the law and this is publicly known, the authorities will demonstrate their commitment to and the seriousness of the legislation by reacting with rigorous and speedy measures, attracting the widest possible public attention.
So both smokers and vapers have good reason to vote to leave the EU.
I must say that I take little interest in e-cigs these days. I’ve got one, but I never use it. I prefer smoking the real thing. And I no longer believe any of the health warnings about tobacco: I’ve become a complete disbeliever.