Thursday, 15 November 2012

They do not give off smoke and contain no tobacco....


...but they are not popular with the nannying fussbuckets:

Dr Vivienne Nathanson, head of science and ethics at the British Medical Association, says employers are right to be cautious given the lack of data on the long-term effects of e-cigarettes and thinks it could give employees the wrong message.

Dr Nathanson said: "They are designed to look like smoking so what they do is they renormalise the concept of smoking, just at a time when we've all got used to the fact that smoking in the workplace is not normal nor allowed."

As ever, read that carefully - e-cigs "give the wrong message". And that message is that smokers must be shunned, stigmatised, denormalised. A product that does little or no harm - even the woman from ASH Scotland on Five Live this morning admitted they were much safer than smoking - must be stopped because it looks like smoking.

Presumably we'll be banning sucking pencils now? After all that's like smoking isn't it?

And fire risk? NHS Fife must be joking - you'd have to work hard at setting fire to something with an e-cigarette. This is just scrabbling around for excuses to ban something. Pathetic.

It really is time we started to behave like grown ups on this subject. E-cigarettes are safe and really can help people quit smoking. Why on earth are the anti-smokers so opposed?



The Thought Gang said...

"Why on earth are the anti-smokers so opposed?"

Why.. If more and more smokers actually do give up, then they'll have fewer people to feel superior to, fewer people to boss around, and fewer sources of funding for their lucrative fussbucketing infrastructures.

Anonymous said...

Because big-pharma controls the manic anti-smokimng lobby and it doesn't make any money out of e-cigs - they'd rather keep collecting all that lovely dosh from the pointless patches and pills.