It’s VAPOR, like a jet stream – or clouds – Vapor, not Smoke!
In light of the latest attacks on personal vaporizers (PVs) and banning patrons from being able to vape inside their favorite shops to test different e-liquid flavors, something came to mind.
My question for these clueless politicians is this – why people go to a cigar shop, buy cigars, go upstairs and SMOKE the cigars INSIDE, but they’re banning personalized vaporizers from indoor use in the liquid shops?
Kind of hypocritical if you ask me, especially since personal vaporizers are IN NO WAY related to TOBACCO.
We’re Calling These Things by the Wrong Name!
I was thinking about this again today and have a “proposal.” Since so many people are “offended” by what “looks like” smoke and what “looks like” cigarettes, which they don’t, why doesn’t the industry simply RENAME the products?
After all, these are NOT electronic “cigarettes.” The name itself is deceiving. It “sounds” like we’re putting tobacco into the units and using some kind of an electronic feature to light them up.
Do you see where I’m going with this?
ELIMINATE the word “cigarette” from every single Personal Vaporizer on the market. Eliminate “e-cig” and “cig-a-likes” too.
Here are some new words: Miniature personal vaporizers (MPVs), mini-vapes, or simply personal vaporizers (PVs).
We could also have PVMs: personal vape mods.
Personally, I think the industry made a HUGE mistake in naming them electronic “cigarettes” in the first place. Just my opinion.
Cigars and Cigarettes Indoors vs. Personal Vaporizers Indoors-There Is a Difference!
We also need to do a video showing a room full of tobacco cigarette smokers huffing and puffing away; or a cigar shop with all the patrons lighting up and huffing and puffing away.
Contrast that with even more people in the same size room vaping.
Now, I was talking about this to a relative the other day and he asked, ‘Do the (ecig) stores have a ventilation system?’
I thought – to ventilate what? Vapor? Fog?
I think maybe these dense-head politicians and lobbyists need to be visually schooled on these PVs. They need to SEE that these are NOT “tobacco” products; that vapor doesn’t hang in the air like smoke. You can literally blow vapor into someone’s eyes, not that we would, but even accidentally, and it’s not going to sting or anything.
And in keeping with my own “preaching,” I believe I am going to change the name of this blog to something like “smokers-alternative-pvs”.
What are your thoughts? Let me know below!
And don’t forget to stay on top of the legislation in your own state too. The Clueless are on the attack!