Whether or not to engage with advocacy and opinions about demonstrating raises a number of opinions. We contend that, in its current form, Article 20 will strip vapers of the right to vape in the manner they choose. It replaces informed free choice with a dictate that imposes unrealistic and unworkable proposals. We believe that it will restrict the access to vaping, curb success rates of smokers switching to a healthier alternative and cost jobs of those working across the industry.
We encourage all of our customers and the vaping community at large to find the time to support the pan-European events planned for the 29th May.
From the Facebook group:
â€œOn Friday May 29th 2015 vapers all over Europe will hit the streets to protest against the TPD2 that will curtail our citizens rights massively. The implementation of the TPD2 will ban all the vaping devices of 2nd and 3rd generation. No more liquids and bases in bottles bigger than 10 ml or stronger than 20 mg/ml. Tanks will be limited to 2 ml and must be filled via an ominous mechanism. Anything that might leak will be prohibited. There will be no more glass or makrolon tanks as they arenâ€™t unbreakable.
We donâ€™t object to easier handling. But we donâ€™t want our choice limited to a single system. Most important for the success of vaping is the plethora of devices and liquids. The TPD2 means the death of vaping in Europe!
With a global protest we want to show how vast our community is. How coordinated and determined we are to fight for our rights. The selected date is chosen to get media attention.â€
Rob, Emma and the rest of the Stealthvape team #vaping2015