I actually was shocked to learn that a lot of kids that my 17 year old goes to school with are attracted to them because of all the various cool looking devices you can buy. They also are into the vapor tricks, i think at the moment the huge boost in popularity of these devices is making vaping so visible that teens are just gravitating to it.
I read somewhere that the FDA was tasked with coming up with proposed regulation a few years ago but it's just now happening because of all the pressure from companies and organizations that stand to be negatively affected by a reduction in the number of people purchasing tobacco products.
And I like to think that whenever I see "public health advocates" they are just referring to ANTS (Anti Nicotine & Tobacco Zealots) lol
The is a lot of money to be made with e cigs and vaping I suspect the current regulatory holes are big enough you can drive a full size transport truck through them.
The kids are always who politician and bureaucrats claim to be protecting because no one in their right mind would make an argument that selling smokes to kids is a good move.
Well, for them vaping is just a fad, the newest "trend". It looks bad-ass, and it's also a new innovation, so they believe it's something that would make you look "cool" for using it. They think of it as they think of smartphones and such. It's just totally wrong.
It also depends on what you are calling "kids."
For the older ones who will actually be using them such as 17 year olds, then sure, it might be about the trendiness.
But for the younger ones who are actually "kids," I've read that it's about the flavors. They see and smell the fruity or sweet smells and they want it. It's like candy to their minds and so they end up ingesting it if the bottles aren't kept up or don't have safety caps on them.
I agree. A lot of children are using them just because they look 'cool'.
Yeah, but I remember when I started smoking, for the same reason, because it was the newest "trend" back then.