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Airborne pollution and sugar are both orders of magnitude worse than vaping could ever be. The authorities certainly seem to pick and choose which battles they fight.



I disagree. In most of the US the air pollution is less likely to harm you than vaping would. Sugar is a different story but it's one where you can have a healthy relationship to it, whereas you can't with vaping.


> I disagree. In most of the US the air pollution is less likely to harm you than vaping would.

Area wise? Sure.

In regards to population centers?

Air pollution has a known, life long, negative impact. https://nypost.com/2015/05/26/new-yorks-pollution-and-povert...


>. In most of the US the air pollution is less likely to harm you than vaping would

We don't know what the affects of vaping are, so how can you say that?


We don't know the effects, but we can be pretty confident on the floor. Meaning we know the minimum amount of harm nicotine in vaping is definitely causing, but we aren't sure how much extra harm could be caused by the flavorings, the heating process, problems with safety and quality control with the vaping juice and other issues.


"you can have a healthy relationship to it, whereas you can't with vaping."

Could you elaborate? Why can't one have as healthy a relationship with vaping as with sugar? Are we talking about occasional moderate use, or is it something else?


Given that nicotine addiction is a thing, I don’t think “occasional moderate use” is possible.


Is sugar addiction not a thing? I consider myself addicted to sugar, and have cravings when I try to stop, but maybe I'm getting the terminology wrong? English is my second language.


'could ever be' on which measurement?

I don't think that we as a socieity don't have enough energy or mindpower to think about airborn pollution, sugar, smoking and vaping.

Independetly of the risk for the consumer, i'm quite happy that vaping is also banned indoors. Imagine strawberry everywhere brrr


One is easy to pin on a small private company, the other would involve targeting other politicians, larger deep pocketed companies, and raising taxes.


One is easy to pin on a particular category of non-essential products (The world won't stop if non-smokers don't pick up vaping), the other (air pollution) is a communal externality of nearly every single productive activity that our society engages in (Because those activities involve either electricity or transportation, or both.)


Are you saying sugary foods and drinks are essential products?


While the excessive amount of sugar in some food and drinks is bad, at least they don’t give you withdrawal when you stop taking them.




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