Tony Newman, the media relations director for the Drug Policy Alliance, has written a cogent piece which is a must-read for anyone who has been following The Rest of the Story and its exposition of the strong opposition to vaping from numerous (supposedly) anti-smoking advocates and groups.
I can't add anything to this fine piece, so I'll leave it for readers to examine. I'll just close with the final paragraph of Newman's piece, which summarizes the situation incisively:
"Anti-smoking advocates have become so used to demonizing smoking and so
afraid of giving an inch that they are waging a war against a practice
that is actually accomplishing the goal of reducing or eliminating
people's smoking. They should know better than most that a tool that may
help millions of people stop smoking cigarettes should be celebrated
and embraced -- not restricted and stigmatized."