Dammit, I'm never going to get my work done at this rate.
Just looked in on Frank Davis's place. Like me, he has an Electrofag and like me, he treats it as a bit of a gadget, a substitute but not a replacement for the real thing. I had considered branching out into Electrocigar and Electropipe but if I ever do, I won't be buying them from the electronic cigarette company.
When the current Electrofag runs out of spares I'll be in the market for a different model from a different company.
The medicos will have every product containing nicotine regulated as a pharmaceutical in the UK from June 21st this year. This is clearly aimed at getting Electrofag out of the way so they can sell the rash patch and the badger-bum gum which have a success rate even worse than Labour's legislative skills. It is aimed at Electrofag, so what does this company selling Electrofag do?
They call on the CAMRA defence. 'No, no, don't ban us. Ban them.'
The electronic cigarette company want tobacco banned instead and are pleading with Andy Burn'em to take out his banning stick and hit the real smokers instead of the electrosmokers. They think they can appeal to his good nature and common sense. Morons.
That is NOT GOING TO HAPPEN at any time ever, you total cretins. The government gets a heap of revenue from real tobacco. It gets none from Electrofag. Who do you think they are going to keep and who are they going to ban?
Why not try pleading with ASH? Go on, cosy up to the enemy and expect us to keep buying your stuff. ASH are funded by the Nicorette Nazis, you idiot. You are eating into their profits. They want you banned too. They do not want tobacco banned because that will put them out of a job. Their survival depends on continual calls for a tobacco ban, not on succeeding.
Electronic cigarette company, and all other Electrofag suppliers - who buys your product? ASH? The government? Non-smokers?
No, you twats, it's smokers like me and Frank Davis. It's also ex-smokers who have switched. There are a lot of smokers who will try it out, some will like it, some will not. Some will go completely electronic but many will not. We use it where real smoking is banned. Outside and at home, we still smoke real tobacco.
Now you want the real stuff banned. You actually believe you can deflect this attack - which is aimed directly at you, let's face it - onto one of the government's major revenue streams? They have banned smoking but not the sale of tobacco. They have banned the display but not the sale of tobacco. They have demanded plain packets but have done nothing to stop the sale of tobacco because it makes them a hell of a lot of money. This government is skint and needs every penny. They are not going to ban tobacco.
They are going to ban you. Electrofag is far more successful than their silly patches and gum that don't work and were never meant to. You are damaging the tax take. Electrofag contains no tobacco so does not attract tobacco duties. They make no money from you. ASH don't support you because a good chunk of their income comes from the makers of those patches and gum. ASH will demand you be banned.
You only had one group on your side. Smokers.
Now you are on your own.
There are other Electrofag companies out there. I await their own responses to this new law with interest.
Right. Now I really have to get back to work.