It really is. I’ve said it since the beginning when these things started coming onto the market. 1. For most, vaps are just tools for addiction transfer. If you used to smoke, now you have something “healthier” to switch to. I never thought they were healthy. Personally, I don’t know anyone who went from smoking to vaping who ultimately quit both in the end. 2. Kids, who have never smoked, will have an easier time accessing these underregulated devices and pick up a habit that is seen as fashionable and “safe.” We have two kids in college and they say vaping is very common. Since there is no burning related smoke, the kids can vap indoors without being inconvenienced to go outside as they would be if they were smoking traditional cigarettes. They are easier to buy and get juice for. They are marketed with flavors (think strawberry and cherry). Just slap a cartoon character and you have Joe Camel from the 80s level of marking influence on children — subliminally suggesting how cool it is to smoke.

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