It is my belief that if it was not an election year we might well have something to worry about.
90% of the human race is naturally reactive not pro active and I believe that is the case in the vaping community as well
If the FDA regs take effect prior to the elections and we have the numbers we believe we do (30million supposedly) then the reaction is going to be loud enough to be heard
Do I think vaping as we know it today will change YES I do, my head is not buried in the sand by any means. I also firmly believe if our best guess on the numbers of vapors in the US alone is even close the .gov folks are not going to take a pass on the tax revenue they are missing out on. Will that be cig-a-likes by big tobacco? Could be and probably already in the works.
It is all speculation at this point and my thoughts on this have been changing somewhat. I still say the tax revenue possibilities with very scaled back regulation of equipment we currently use is more than likely what will in the end be the final outcome.
Bottom line is Tobacco is still going to be used by many just as it is now. What worked for all of us to get off the stinkies is just not going to do it for everyone and as long as the feds see a new and viable revenue source they are not stupid they are going to do what nets them the biggest budget.
I could be very wrong but history is the best forecaster of the future and if you look back it always boils down to the TAX revenue in the end