From: American Thinker
Ever the advocate of the government solution to any problem, the United Nations has trained its sights upon e-cigarettes in recent months. The World Health Organization (WHO)’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), which is the UN tentacle dedicated to policing tobacco sales and consumption around the globe, is making inroads into the vaping market, ultimately hoping to regulate e-cigarettes just as traditional cigarettes, cigars, and the like.
Vaporizers have taken the smoking market by storm over the past decade, exploding from a mere $20 million market in 2004 to $7 billion in 2014, making them a ripe target for the smoking nannies in Turtle Bay. The trouble is, while limiting e-cigarettes clearly appeals to the paternalistic nature of the average bureaucrat, limiting access to e-cigarettes may be hurting the very people such regulations are allegedly intending to help by denying them effective tools for kicking the habit.