Vaporizers – The Law and Regulation

Vaporizers and Regulation

All smokers are well aware of the risks that take with their health every time they light another cigarette.As a smoker you are more likely to die from cancer or a smoking related disease. There is an increasing movement making lots of noise, voicing their concerns over the potential dangers of e-cigarettes and vaporizers.

Tobacco manufacturers have a vested interest in protecting their business and often use their considerable wealth and influence to do so.

If our Politicians real do have our best interests at heart, why do they continue to allow a proven ‘deadly’ product to be sold to us. Why not protect us from ourselves if smoking is real such a scourge on society? E-cigarettes help people to reduce their smoking or quit completely…. read this

Can no one else see the irony in the extensive legislation put in place in the UK to protect our work force from what is (when compared to smoking) a very low risk. 130,000 people injure themselves at work annually, and less than 200 die. Compare that to the 100,000 smokers who die each year and it makes you wonder who makes these decisions and what they are based on, because it clearly isn’t about saving lives.

If the Government banned smoking, how would it raise the £12.1 Billion that it currently receives in tobacco taxes? The conclusion you might draw from this is that 100,000 deaths per year is acceptable if you are earning £12.1 Billion from it.

vaporizers and personal smoking law

Regulation will only come for one reason, to protect the governments income streams by being able to tax the e-liquid that vaporizers use. If it becomes regulated then it’ll have to be made by GSK and sold in Boots alongside the patches and chewing gum that they already pedal.

This won’t be about protection for the public, the Government have already proven that they have no interest in protecting smokers from themselves. It is purely going to be about taxation and gaining control of a new and lucrative ‘vaporizing’ market.It is the smoking cessation industry that seems to be behind the majority of the anti vaporizers press and publicity.

The tobacco companies have remained quite quiet on the subject to date. It’s difficult to argue that a new product such as those available from might not be 100% healthy when you are selling a product that is proven to kill people!

In order to effectively tax e-liquid, the Government needs to be able to control its supply and regulation would make that possible. However, because it’s possible to make your own e-juice from high street ingredients, will this make e-cigarettes un-taxable and therefore more likely to be banned?

In the coming months we will find out what the extent of future regulation for vaporizers will look like. If the Government can find a way to tax e-juice then apart from reducing the cost savings, e-cigs and vaporizers are here to stay. If they can’t see an effective means to tax them however it is highly likely that they will be banned on spurious health grounds. If the Government can’t find a way to successfully tax electronic cigarettes and more importantly vaporizers, then it will be forced to ban them in order to protect it’s current tobacco tax revenue streams. The idea of losing a large portion of the £12.1 Billion in tobacco tax will not be tolerated for long.


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