Fair point, TM. The financial aspect definitely does seem to be a factor. The pharma companies that make the nicotine patch, gum, inhaler, and other NRT products have spent a fair bit of money fighting against vaping (or at least for its strict regulation), so there are some legit questions about whether the anti-vaping push in the States is more of a corporate thing than a public health thing. But we definitely agree about keeping kids away from this stuff. That’s something that I think the vaping industry should start getting more aggressive with. At the very least, doing so should engender some much-needed good will with skeptics and critics. Plus, it’s just the right thing to do.

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