Friday, 6 November 2015

The e-cigarette debate in Norway continues: People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones

Last week the Norwegian governments preparation for implementing TPD and their efforts to cover it up sparked a bit of debate here in Norway. This has continued this week, with NDS (Norwegian Union of Vapers) continuing their efforts to educate our politicians after Cecilie Brein-Karlsen from FRP tried to defend their proposal on minervanett.no. Brein-Karlsen has again answered on minervanett.no, accusing NDS for lack of knowledge about EEA, law and even vaping. Pretty much the same as her first one. (If you're using google translate to read it, replace "Knowledge Solved" with "Ignorance" and it will make a bit more sense). Brein-Karlsens arrogance in this case seems to be without limits. But people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. A lot of people have commented on the article, NDS among them, basically tearing her article apart pointing out that Brein-Karlsen is the one with a serious lack of knowledge in this debate. I just have to translate something from the comments, written by Kjetil Aakenes:
We vapers can not judge Brein-Karlsen and the government. But history will. The research and evidence is already on the table for those who can read. NDS and vaping has in just a few years helped more people away from tobacco than the state and NRT have managed in twenty years. This must be painful for Brein-Karlsen, since she resorts to such vileness in her post.
Thanks for that one Kjetil, describes the situation perfectly! A big part of the problem is public health officials, politicians and tobacco control feeling threatened because e-cigs have come along solving the problem they've used 20 years of their career to solve... and it wasn't even their idea. In a way the e-cigarette debate will show us who's in this to help others... and who's in it for their own fame and fortune.

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2 comments :

  1. LiisaAusNorwegen6 November 2015 at 10:07

    "a bit of debate" is an understatement ;)

    i really hope that public health officials, politicians and so on would wake up some day soon and understand what vaping is - and what a huge investment this is in The Global Health!

    ~ vape for life ~

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  2. I got my first electronic cigarette kit off of VaporFi, and I enjoy it a lot.

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