If adults want to purchase and consume these products with an understanding of the associated health risks, they should be able to do so

Personally, I have to side with California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, when he said:

“[…] If adults want to purchase and consume these products with an understanding of the associated health risks, they should be able to do so […]”

This is in regards to his vetoing a bill that otherwise would’ve banned the sales of E-cigs in the state of California, the only state currently attempting to outlaw the use of the device. My question is this: why is something less harmful than cigarettes being fought when cigarettes themselves are still being sold behind the counter of every pharmacy, grocery store, bar, bowling alley and gas station in America? How can something that would ease the transition from being classified as a Smoker to a Non-Smoker be fought with such vigor and resentment? This device is capable of saving lives and giving a person back their health, and therein lies the answer: if you’re healthy and smoke free, how much money are you spending on cigarettes, higher insurance premiums and frequent medical bills? Less, less and even less. You can see why more money is being thrown at the cessation of the E-cig than is put into the actual manufacturing of cigarettes: the companies stand to lose entirely too much money, and that’s all this anti-e-cig movement is really about. It’s a political game that we participate in on a daily basis, under the guise that it’s for the betterment of our own lives. Arnold Schwarzenegger has the right idea, we should be able to make this choice for ourselves.

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