While we all talk about a world that’s free of addiction, we also need to accept and come to terms with the fact that the world is filled with people who aren’t perfect. And achieving goals such as tobacco-free, alcohol-free world is near impossible. But what we can do is bring in safer alternatives, which don’t cause as much harm and are a lot better than the conventional ones. This is precisely what the Minnesota Vaping advocacy vouches for – introducing vaping will cut down dependency on crude, tobacco filled cigarettes and allow smokers to use alternatives, such as e-cigarettes, which are way healthier than the former.
The Vaping advocacy in Minnesota is fully dedicated to educating people about the benefits of vaping and usage of e-cigarettes over traditional cigarettes. These groups strive hard to ensure that people at large who smoke are aware of these low-risk e-cigarettes and also make them understand how vaping is a solution to the health issues caused by traditional smoking.
Vaping is not banned in Minnesota, but state laws vary from the local laws – the local authorities have the freedom to frame their own laws when it comes to vaping. More importantly, vaping is entirely banned on school property.
But the recent amendments are in favor of vaping, bringing much cheer to the vaping advocacy groups. There has been a move to restrict the sale of tobacco products making it quite clear that they are ready and open to encourage the usage of e-cigarettes among masses. This is definitely a great move, but on the other side, e-cigarettes are taxed just as much as tobacco products would be taxed. This is a drawback – when you’re trying to encourage masses to opt for a safe, low-risk alternative; you need to keep the taxes on the lower side so that the target crowd is actually drawn towards purchasing something because it is a cheaper alternative.
Minnesota is still struggling to contain vaping and usage of e-cigarettes towards the confines and privacy of your homes, again a disappointing drawback for the advocacy groups – who are vouching for free, open vaping because it is smoke-free and would not cause any harm to the public health.
So basically the situation in Minnesota is neither pro vaping, neither against it – but yes, the neutral stance is not allowing vaping advocacy groups to give up – their efforts still continue.