To explain the significance of the regulation issue / Tobacco Control part 2.
To explain the significance of the regulation issue, and why it is substantially equivalent to a ban.
Note very well indeed that restricting consumer choice by artificial regulation is the same as removing access (and is deliberately so): consumer products are successful due to the mechanism of free choice.
If you don’t understand this, consider the example of tea in the UK. There are tens of millions of tea drinkers, and this is mainly due to the hundreds of options, because:
1: How many tea drinkers do you think there would there be if availability is restricted to green tea only?
2: How many if you restrict it to one brand of green tea?
3: How many if you restrict it to one brand of green tea that doesn’t taste very good?
4: How many if you restrict it to one brand of green tea that tastes bitter, with tightly regulated ingredients (so it doesn’t work)?
5: How many if you restrict it to one brand of green tea that tastes bitter, with tightly regulated ingredients so it doesn’t work, made at huge cost so that the retail price is ridiculously high?
If you said about 1% of the current total number of tea drinkers you are probably on the high side. This is also an exact parallel with e-cigarette restriction by regulation: all the separate issues listed above have an exact equivalent in the proposed regulation of e-cigarettes that is designed to virtually remove them from the market.
And perhaps now you get the full picture: EU regulations to restrict access to THR products already kill tens of thousands, and will clearly kill millions. These regulations are implemented to protect established industries and the people who obtain the regulations. The regulations are clearly not for the benefit of public health if millions of deaths will result.