Good lord. Now the WHO is trying to clobber the nascent e-cig industry out of existence. I think that the days of the WHO being about health, as clearly demonstrated here, are OVER. It is simply unconscionable for a "health organization" such as this to set out to do the exact opposite of its stated mission, which is to save lives.
Here is the general, and recognizable, gist of what we're up against:
Dr Haik Nikogosian, who oversees the secretariat of the FCTC, said that e-cigarettes “could result in a new wave of the tobacco epidemic”
He added that “he felt more importance should be given to the threat posed by electronic cigarettes”, according to the minutes.
A new tobacco epidemic? Now I'm really confused, because I thought (silly me) that the stated purpose of the FCTC was to in fact diminish (not increase) the morbidity associated with smoking combustible tobacco. Being that vaping is not in fact smoking, one would think that the WHO would be encouraging smokers to switch over to vaping and other forms of smokeless tobacco! But, NOOOOOO, that would be counter-intuitive to their real mission, which is to keep people smoking so that they can continue to stick their noses into our lives whilst getting paid handsomely to do so.
Your health , freedom, and happiness are now a THREAT to the bottom line of health agencies the world over, to their officials, their business buddies, and to their crony bureaucrats who just can't stand the notion of living along side an alternative culture (yes, this is a cultural war as well), got that?
WHO aims to regulate e-cigarettes in same way as normal tobacco