Where We Are Right Now
The main reason that I wrote this post today and made the video accompanying it was because yesterday evening I watched a video of a woman trying to throw a brick through a vape shop window.
A legal business, attempting to help adults combat lifelong addictions to cigarettes while this woman, believing she was doing what was right for her kids was trying to shut them down. An otherwise normal mother was made to believe, by posts on the internet, local news stories and tales from her friends that this store was no different from drug dealers on a street corner trying to get her 8-year-old hooked on crack cocaine.
Had she spoke to the owners of the shop and learned what the goal of vaping was, she may have reacted differently, but until we can put a close to the spreading of misinformation and disingenuous leaders looking to profit on the misery of a generation, we need to tread carefully.
The vaping industry does not want your children’s money, they don’t want their business and they certainly don’t want angry parents on the news explaining how their 15-year-old was using a vaping device at school. We won’t sell to them as long as you do your part and don’t let them find a way to buy online.
Just remember these words the next time you see a commercial on the television or a sign on a bus stop:
the only people who are deliberately trying to put vaping in your children’s eye line are the ones who want to make it disappear.