I’ve smoked for the last decade or so. I finally quit last year when I discovered e-cigarettes and advanced personal vaporizers. General respiratory and cardiovascular health has radically improved as my lungs slowly recover and I’m avoiding exposure to many carcinogens. What is more, by varying juice strength, I am slowly weaning myself from nicotine. The simple fact is that taxing and regulating the e-cig/vaping industry will crush this nascent market in a way that will re-incentivize economic agents to smoke. This hurts the economy, of course, by closing a fast-growing sector of our economy, punishing innovative small businesses across America and, more importantly, foisting future medical costs onto our already struggling health care system. Please, don’t listen to the lobbyists from big tobacco nor their proxies nor their shills. Do the right thing and let those of us who have found freedom from smoking continue to do so unfettered. It is in the common interest of us all!