October 28, 2013

Should eCig Uses Pay More Taxes? Some Think So

Oh you have to love the prohibitionist mindset. A group of doctors in Pennsylvania who I'll refer to as the PMS (no, really, Pennsylvania Medical Society) have recommended several draconian measures including raising taxes on e-cigarettes, you know just to be safe, because they just don't know what's in there, darnit.

E-cig users should pay higher taxes, PA doctors say

Though MacLeod acknowledged e-cigarettes may be used by some smokers to quit using the more-dangerous tobacco cigarettes, the fact that e-cigarettes are still addicting and can be marketed to minors was cause for concern.

In addition to banning sales to minors and applying cigarette taxes to e-cigarettes, the group called for Pennsylvania schools to include the dangers of e-cigarettes in their normal anti-tobacco programs.

 

So let me get this straight. PMS doesn't know what's in e-cigarettes, but they should include information on the dangers of e-cigarettes in education programs. Even though they don't know what's in there, they totally know they're dangerous. 200 doctors actually put effort into coming up with that.

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