Trump Pulls Back from Flavored Vaping Ban

18th November, 2019, Monday, Washington Post – “Everything seemed ready to go: President Trump’s ban on most flavored e-cigarettes had been cleared by federal regulators. Officials were poised to announce they would order candy, fruit and mint flavors off the market within 30 days — a step the president had promised almost two months earlier to quell a youth vaping epidemic that had ensnared 5 million teenagers.

One last thing was needed: Trump’s sign-off.

But on Nov. 4, the night before a planned morning news conference, the president balked. Briefed on a flight to a Lexington, Ky., campaign rally, he refused to sign the one-page “decision memo,” saying he didn’t want to move forward with a ban he had once backed at his wife’s and daughter’s urging, because he feared it would lead to job losses, said a Trump adviser who spoke on the condition of anonymity to reveal internal deliberations.”

Although we’ve discontinued operations of our stores, Vapebrothers has always trusted that e-cigarettes help save lives, introduce massive value to society – and that our work in helping our beloved customers to quit smoking has been one that’s incredibly worthy despite its difficulties.

Instead of saying that we ‘believe’, we’d prefer to say we know that e-cigarettes can help to save the lives of many, and is a revolutionary invention that can change the course of millions to billions of lives for the better.

It doesn’t take too much to understand its facts and acknowledge how much better it is for smokers to adopt it over continuing their habit in smoking combustible tobacco cigarettes. And it doesn’t take much for vapers to realize the vivid health benefits that e-cigarettes have brought into their lives, including others such as:

– Allowing us to have the choice to not expose our loved ones to second-hand smoke
– Knowing that we’re empowered to make positive choices for ourselves
– Knowing that we have the option to take more responsibility for our lives
– Being able to enjoy brighter and more positive moments with our friends and family with reduced negative influence that comes from the presence of combustible smoke
– Having the option to calm ourselves amidst a sometimes overbearing world with minimized risks as compared to smoking
– Providing us with the calm to focus on other areas that matter in life – improving ourselves, work on things that can offer greater value to others and society, bring greater peace and happiness to our loved ones and to others
– And much, much more.

Because it’s a new invention, and it may appear to be unfamiliar to many, it might trigger the fight or flight response in many – including our nation’s leaders. As a result, despite the massive value they offer, e-cigarettes have unfortunately come under the attack in its early years of popularity.

However, there will come a time when facts will always triumph over pre-conceived notions.

We just wish that in this process, that the leaders of various nations wouldn’t sacrifice the good work they’ve done, and pay the price of being unappreciated by the citizens and discontinued in their service due to temporary misjudgment.

To the public who don’t smoke and who aren’t able to empathize with ex-smokers who benefited from e-cigarettes, attacking e-cigarettes may be an uninformed, misinformed or non-empathetic judgment motivated by temporal excitement or selfishness.

However, to ex-smokers who’ve switched to e-cigarettes, having our choice for a healthier life, brighter future and pursuit for happiness taken away is something that is vivid, lasting and monumental. It will definitely influence our judgment of the leaders who’ve taken away what truly matters to us.

The rally of thousands before the White House in Washington, United States on 7th of November, 2019 which contributed to Trump’s retrieval of his prohibition has a very powerful slogan: #WeVapeWeVote. It’s one of the first formal rallies where vapers are standing their ground and delivering their firm stance on e-cigarettes – and where the message has finally struck a chord in the awareness of a nation’s leader.

Trump’s retrieval of his prohibition is just the beginning.

We foresee that there will be a snowball of overturns that will come from leaders being aware of the misjudgments they’ve made on e-cigarettes in the future.

At Vapebrothers, we genuinely wish that the wise leaders within our nation wouldn’t prolong their misjudgment, and sacrifice their positive legacies and the happiness of our nation in favor of temporal preconceived notions on e-cigarettes.

Because in the end, our wish is one and the same: Happiness.