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Where did I claim it was a perfect system? My point was that it's a better system than the alternative of everyone fending for themselves.

Also, alcohol sales and marketing are heavily regulated, along with tobacco.

Then regulate the vaping industry as well. Outright banning it because of current issues is damn short-sighted.

> The Food and Drug Administration is threatening to pull flavored electronic cigarettes like Juul off the market if the tobacco industry doesn’t do more to combat growing use of the products by children and teens.

They're not "Outright banning", they're threatening to if the industry is unable to stop advertising to or otherwise making it appeal children. This is par-for-course for how regulation works: you don't comply and refuse to become compliant, you can't do business.

They're not just destroying an entire industry without working with said industry to mutually reach their goals.

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