Several days ago, @DarthVapor posted this video from Ron Kaufman, the owner of Independence Vapors near Philly. I’ve seen this video pop up several times as I’m quite often on YouTube, and today I made a point of paying a bit more attention. First thing that caught my attention was how he referred to the e-cigarette industry as “the vaporization market.” I found that to be a very odd choice of words, but hey, sometimes people try very hard to sound more intelligent than they are. Whatever. There were other little things he said and just his general manner that made me think - this guy is not an advocate for vaping at all. So I visited his website (which I refuse to link here) and lo and behold, I couldn’t believe my eyes. Sure, some states may require certain disclaimers or whatnot, so I did a search and checked out several websites for other vape shops in the Philly area. None had on them what his does. What follows is all I really needed to know to confirm my suspicions about, at the very least, how little this man know about the industry in which he is doing business:
Electronic cigarettes are designed to hold e-juice which can contain liquid nicotine. These are tobacco products and carry the same risks of addiction and hazard as other tobacco products. Liquid nicotine can be poisonous and should be handled with care by responsible adults. The e-juice used in electronic cigarettes is not, at present, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Independence Vapors LLC makes no claims that using electronic cigarettes will reduce your usage of tobacco products.
Really? You own a vape shop and have right on your webpage “these are tobacco products?” This is just disgusting. E-cigarettes are tobacco products like a horse is a motorcycle. I’m completely dumbfounded. So much so I sent this guy an email today asking about it. I pretended not to know anything about e-cigs but he hasn’t responded. Oh gee, it would be awesome if he were a member here!!! One of us would get banned!
Oh and another thing. I neither agree nor disagree with his assertions of nickel wire. I have no knowledge. But I will say this. There is no pepperoni or italian sausage on a chocolate, cake, therefore the cake is not a pizza. Or something like that.