Electronic Cigarettes Gets Banned In The United States. What To Do Now?

Electronic Cigarettes Gets Banned In The United States. What To Do Now?
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Today is August 21st,

spinfuel - cigarettesonly a few days before the law that bans ALL forms of electronic cigarettes from the Continent. In fact, eCigarettes are not just banned. These clowns took eCigarettes, eLiquid, and every accessory made for them and made it a continental crime to sell or possess such things. The Continental President believes in this new law so deeply that he even made sure that there is a Mandatory Jail Term of 5 years in a continental prison for having an eCigarette in your home or car. This is life in 2013 my friend. And to really set the stage for what I am about to tell you; the eCigarette didn’t even exist a decade ago. Sometimes the world can change on a dime.

I’m sitting in my living room surrounded by cases of batteries, dozens of boxes of ZMAX’s, eVicsLambo’s, and Bolts. I picked them up for pennies on the dollar because China, seeing as how the jig was up, dumped billions of inventory onto this continent as a punch in the gut to the ‘powers that be’. It almost caused another war with Asia a few months back.

It might still.

In addition to all the electronic cigarettes, I’ve been able to buy up gallons of the best eLiquid in the land as well. Cases and cases from The Plume RoomMountain Oak VaporsGinger’s eJuiceAlice in VapelandVapeDudes, and a few others, all of which were in the process not to long ago of building up their own stocks of eLiquids and finishing their massive new “clean rooms” in anticipation that the ‘agency’ was going to be reasonable and get behind the move that would allow tobacco users to switch to the electronic cigarette, Big Tobacco be damned. How could we be so foolish? When did health ever trump profit?

With China dumping everything, and seeing as how the United Kingdom of Glory banned them as well, I was able to buy hundreds of Kanger’s T-3’s and MP-3’sSTV Vivi Nova’s, and 510 and 808 blank cartos for next to nothing. Oh, and this guy, this guy who was feeding his family of six for the last few years with the profits from this ingenious tank called the ‘The Tuff Tank’, let me have 2000 complete Tank setups for twenty bucks and a pack of Winston.

I felt ready.

And I wasn’t alone.

The entire neighborhood had been hoarding these things just as I had done. A few thousand ‘freedom fighters’ around the country (and a few freedom fighters in the UKG) were also doing their fair share of hoarding too. We would all risk everything just to hide this shit away while hoping, like the Prohibition against recreational drug use during the 1970’s, that the corporations would work out a profitable scenario like they had when they realized that by outlawing drug use they were causing Big Pharma to lose billions. So they legalized drug use again.

Just like that.

In the meantime though, we all knew, I’m sure most knew anyway, that the chance of winding up in prison was the more likely scenario. Lots of people are going to prison these days, some being taken in the middle of the night, from the warmth of their own beds, never to be seen again, and never learning why they were taken in the first place. Hell, we didn’t know if these people were still alive or dead.

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Team Spinfuel is a group of passionate vapers that bring you honest, in-depth reviews and commentary on products, services, and the legal and political ramifications on vaping and ecigarettes. Julia Hartely-Barnes, Tom McBride, Jason Little, Tony Brittan, Nick Bessette and Keira Hartley-Barnes make up the editorial team (video and written) , along with John Manzione, our Publisher, and talented contributors like Mark Benson. Email any of the writers at admin AT spinfuel.com, or just ask for their email address.

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11 Comments

  1. Shawn Emerson

    I really enjoyed this! It was written to make people think. Our world is not as extreme in real life but if you think that big money doesn’t think like this, you better think again! We are all sitting on the cusp of change. Look up the ecig laws put in place in the UK last month. Don’t think for one minute that we could never deal with a ban on ecigs. Tobacco companies want things to go their way (which will put an end to all the great juice out there and skyrocket costs and tax) and pharmaceutical companies want it to go their way. It could very much come down to who has the most money to throw at this. We all need to stand up and speak out together!

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  2. blondeambition3

    When I began reading this I thought “I” had suddenly entered the TWILIGHT ZONE! I mean, I’m a little ‘out of touch’ at times…. but on another Planet?!? I think not. Word up Spinfuel… The mention of ‘FICTION’ would have saved me a few moments of absolute horror…. lol
    Just sayin’….

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  3. Vranks

    I get this is fiction, but why not MAKE IT CLEAR from the get-go? As Samantha notes, this is a very bad time to scare people and that’s exactly what this piece does. Please, at least add the word FICTION somewhere at the beginning of the story

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  4. Samantha

    As a fiction writer, I appreciate this work of fiction. I’d have some editorial comments and revisions, but this isn’t the time or place for that.

    As a vaper, and a reader of spinfuel, and a person more active in the vaping community each and every day, this is ill-placed, ill-timed, and poorly labeled as fiction. People are worried about the current legislation, and this is high fantasy, 1984-style exaggeration at its worst.

    I support your creativity and your freedom to imagine these scenarios, but I find this publication irresponsible. I love this magazine, and I love the vape community, but there’s no need to scare people.

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    1. samantha

      It’s an alarmist representation of the big picture, which benefits who, and how? Spinfuel helps people. This piece helps no one.

      “Write what you know,” is what you’re taught in fiction workshops. As I said before, I’m not saying that this is a bad story, I’m glad for anyone to be creative. I think the decision to publish it here was made with good intentions but a misguided idea of what is beneficial to vapers.

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  5. DREAMND

    PLS EXCUSE THE USE OF CAPS. I AM NOT YELLING I JUST HAVE EXTREME VISION ISSUES.

    THIS IS ABOUT AS REDICULOUS AS THE REAL ACTUAL POWERS THAT BE DEBATING OUR
    FUTURE. I CAN ONLY ASSUME THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO SHOCK US OUT OF COMPLACENCY.

    1ST – IT MAKES THE ASSUMPTION WE ARE COMPLACENT TO BEGIN WITH WHICH I KIND OF TAKE OFFENCE TO.
    2ND – I BELIEVE THAT THE ENERGY YOU PUT OUT IS THE ENERGY YOU GET BACK. INTOLERANCE, IGNORANCE, HYSTERICS AND FEAR BREEDS INTOLERANCE, IGNORANCE, HYSTERICS AND FEAR.
    3RD – THE AMOUNT OF TIME, PASSION, CREATIVITY AND ENERGY YOU SPENT ON THIS…. YOU COULD HAVE SPENT ON SOMETHING TRUELY SOLUTION ORIENTED.
    THAT IS THE REAL SHAME HERE BECAUSE I BELIEVE YOU ARE HONESTLY QUITE TALENTED.
    I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THAT TALENT USSED RESPOSIBLY.

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