So, how do you justify overreaching prohibition when much of the population disagrees or is simply apathetic? By making your target sinister, of course. In this case, the Tobacco Prevention Coalition heard. A guest speaker came by to spread some panic about e-cigarettes to the group.
Wow, you even admit e-cigarettes are safer while trying to paint some sort of evil kabal, probably involving old white men smoking cigars in a boardroom, to claim it's all a plot to defeat smoking restrictions. Because, you know, simply reducing the smoking rate, potentially making restrictions unnecessary just isn't that damn sexy.