These days, it seems like governments everywhere are proposing ecig bans. It’s not just happening in the U.S. either. The latest proposition comes from the European Union. If the ban goes through, ALL ecigs on sale in Britain would be banned and taken from store shelves.
According to the National Post, 1.3 million people in the United Kingdom have switched from smoking to vaping. These vapers aren’t going to take this lying down. Several groups have stepped up to help stop the ban. The E-Cigarette Forum (ECF) is encouraging people to help out however they can. There’s a petition called “The European Parliament: Save electronic cigarettes from excessive EU regulation”. The goal is to have 20,000 signatures, and at the time of this blog post, they’re up to just over 16,000. Anyone can sign it, even if you live outside of Europe.
Another thing you can do is tweet about why you think banning ecigs is a horrible idea. The UK vape shop Planet of the Vapes set up a Thunderclap promotion to help the cause. You can sign up through Facebook or Twitter for a message to be sent at the same time as all the other supporters. The goal is for the EU to see all the messages and realize that their ban is a bad idea. Check out this cool project here.
If you just want to tweet about the ban on your own, be sure to use the hashtag #euecigban. Please help spread the word and share this with your friends!