I’ve found that the majority of vapers tend to be rather passionate about the subject, and who could blame them? Finding a means to quit smoking is something worth singing about. However, rallies alone, whilst necessary, are only part of the equation.
Advocacy vs. Regulation
Organisations such as the New Nicotine Alliance and ATHRA, have been working with governments to protect the rights of vapers, as well as endorsing and promoting the benefits of tobacco harm reduction. Numerous professionals from the medical, science, legal and public sector are on board as well.
“But advocacy has another tool up their sleeve.
Vapers are making a difference too
It’s entirely possible that vapers will ultimately contribute more to public health than traditional replacement therapies; nicotine patches, gums and even medications. Here’s a closer look at how NRT’s compare to vaping.
There are numerous vapers out there spending time with smokers. It’s an opportunity to discuss their passion, but moreover, to educate and provide assistance with transitioning from smoking. And who better to do so than one who can share their experiences.
Advocacy organisations, industry, media (although few and far between), vapers and bloggers, are the collective that will ultimately prevail. There’s no denying that there’s a powerful opposing force, but one must put aside any pessimism, and have faith that common sense will ultimately be the victor.