- Jul 12, 2006
the funny thing is how so many seem to be forgetting, maybe, that the first major lawsuits and publicity, against vaping, came from Big Tobacco, less than 10 years ago, when they didn't have their own product on the market. Of course, they were heavily into developing Juul and related devices and products, and lobbying for absolutely onerous regulation that was specifically designed to put the small independent companies out of business due to cost of licensing and approvals. Of course states started passing this stuff, and of course you started seeing this new marketing and new products moving into territory that was swallowing up those early companies.Tobacco owns most of the vaping companies. Reynolds, Altria, Imperial. They are shifting their model and starting over where they did with cigarettes. Problem is they have been far more effective this go around. They have even had school outreach programs. Vaping reps going into schools.
I mean, it was out front and open when they were doing it at the time, and here they are. Exactly as planned. And yeah: directly targeting kids again with Juul (which is what--3-4x more addictive than traditional cigarettes?)
All of these fuckers need to be knee-capped, tbh.