Who do you believe has the right to steer children? Parents or the state? People have different opinions on this, and while it is a question we may never get the answer to, it all stems from a tactic that legislators love to use in trying to gain control over vaping through regulation. I said this in one of my previous post.
St. Louis county will come to a decision as soon as next week which will restrict teens from buying smoking and vaping products. The article I came across describes the final meeting between residents and the city council before they come to a decision on the newly proposed Tobacco 21 ordinances.
The T21 ordinances were pretty much proposed throughout the whole St. Louis county. The highlight of these ordinances is the outlawing of selling cigarettes and vape products to consumers who are under the age of 21.
The vape advocates who were in attendance argued to lift the restrictions on vaping claiming that they (vape advocates) were on the same side of anti-smoking doctors and health workers.
“We have the same objective here, to get people to stop smoking.” One vape shop owner told the council.
However, there are people like Robert Blaine, director of medical public policy at Washington University, that believe “these are all dangerous and addictive products, and we need to keep them out of the hands of our children.”
Whether the city council decides to include vaping in the T21 ordinances or not, one thing is for sure. People will use the argument of teenage vapers and smokers to try to weaken and stop vaping. This is what I believe.
The best way to combat this attack is to just stay educated. Stay informed. Don;t be ignorant when it comes to attacks on vaping. I did a post on how to respond to common vape argument attacks. I suggest you check it out if you find yourself constantly under attack because of your vaping.