Firstly, I dont make any ecig recommendations anymore. I point interested smokers to people who are professionals at finding the right device for the right smoker by handing them a Steamery business card.
Secondly, I'm not the one calling for bans on products. Big Tobacco are the ones calling for bans.
I would never support a ban on cigalikes. I'm more than confident that market forces alone are enough to destroy them. Just look at what happened to NJOY.
Cigalikes don't infuriate me. What infuriates me are vapers who willingly ignore the fact that big tobacco companies are literally trying to remove mods, tanks and ejuice from the market in the most sneaky and subversive manner so that their patently owned cigalikes monopolises the market.
If any other company, be it an aussie vendor or manufacturer did what Big Tobacco is doing we'd be all over them like shit on a blanket. If Evolve advocated to have all mech mods banned and that all ecigs should possess their computer chip, we've drop them like a tonne of bricks.
But for some reason, many vapers seem to have a soft spot for Big Tobacco and are willing to let this shit slide. There's no excuse for this. Their lobbying tactics are reprehensible and no one should be making excuses for them, especially vapers.
It shows that the tobacco companies are not willing to compete in this market. The fact that they have the money and resources to develop a great mod or buyout a popular mod company, but don't, is in my opinion, a clear indication that they do not want smokers defamiliarising themselves from the feel of smoking a real cigarette, and this is why their focus is on cigalikes.
So I say screw Big Tobacco. And screw their patented product. These companies have not earned my respect as trustworthy members of the vaping community.
Until Big Tobacco advocates for all vaping products, including loose juice, refillable tanks, lower taxes, and help maintain a reasonably low barrier to market entry (including opposing the FDA deeming regulations), I'll remain highly suspicious of their motives.