H/T to Neal Roff via Vapers Network-
Get a load of this provision from the EU's TPD pertaining to e-cigarettes :
4. Member States shall prohibit the placing on the market of tobacco products containing the following additives:
Article 6 paragraph 4
(a) vitamins or other additives that create the impression that a tobacco product has a health benefit or presents reduced health risks,
WTF? Vitamins? What's wrong with vitamins? If you're inhaling vitamins only (or not), then how does that imply that it's a "tobacco product"? Furthermore, if the actual science says that it's reduced risk or even healthy, how do they justify the suppression of something that could actually help people?
This hits a nerve, as I've just become interested and intrigued by a new company here in the U.S. that is going to do just that: produce an e-cig with vitamins.
I, for one, like the idea of inhaling vitamins and herbs such as eucalyptus, etc. Maybe that makes me a "witch" of sorts, or maybe even a modern day"heretic", but so what: my body, my business. Vitamins are good for you, as are many herbs, just ask the pharmaceutical industry that takes such painstaking measures to extract the many anti-inflammatory constituents that exist in nature.
Cultural relativism and outright bigotry itself are fast becoming responsible for the premature death of progress and innovation. Literally. Sigh....cultural relativism gone mad.
To learn more about the TPD and how it affects e-cigarette users, Clive Bates comments .
I'm scared to read about how this directive is going to affect tobacco users and THR. I fear for the worst, given the current political climate and the EU's history of banning lower risk products such as snus. Sigh.