The European Vapers United Network (EVUN) have sent a letter to Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO, urging the WHO to view e-cigarettes as part of the solution, not the problem (http://goo.gl/5zHy9h). You can read the whole letter here: http://evun.net/?p=205. The letter is written on behalf of the Independent Vapers’ Associations and Organisations of Belgium, Netherlands, France, Spain, Denmark, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Finland, Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary. I'm happy to see Norway in that list, and I think the people in the Norwegian Union of Vapers (Norsk Dampselskap) are doing a fantastic job making sure Norwegian vapers' voices are heard both in Norway and in Europe.
This is what EVUN writes about flavours in the letter, and I think it's one of the most important parts. As I've written before (although some might disagree): To quit smoking isn't really that hard... it's staying off the cigarettes that's the hard part. Flavours makes staying off the cigarettes easy for me, and I guess for most other vapers that has quit smoking completely as well. I also keep asking myself: When did strawberry become a flavour that appeals to kids only? Most adults I know love strawberries and cream as much as their kids.We are constantly being told that flavours exist only to entice new consumers and especially the young towards smoking. They excite so much fear amongst those who advise you! But listen to our experience, to what we know and understand about these flavours that are so important for us, the adults who use them. They have allowed us to create a distance between the deadly habit we had and the far healthier one we have adopted or are moving towards. It is the presence of flavours, be they bubble-gum or vanilla, that makes the possibility of returning to smoking so unlikely for those of us who have completely adopted the product, because for most of us the taste of burnt tobacco has become nauseous.