I’ve argued before that UK’s major parties are in danger of losing votes to UKIP over EU attempts to ban electronic cigarettes.
How To Lose Votes to UKIP
There’s well over a million ecigarette users in the UK, and over 80% have indicated they would change their vote to defend their right to vape.
In fact, I’ve even heard vapers say:
“I’d never thought I’d say this, but I think I am going to have to vote UKIP in the next election.”
Vapers are increasingly organised, and as the word spread that the EU are going to ban refillable ecigarettes, mainstream parties that don’t defend the rights of vapers are going to lose votes.
“Well there’s no end to the interference here in Brussels.
“In a meeting with officials and MEPs the subject of ecigarettes came up.
“And they are going to allow these [indicates regular ecigarette].
“These are the little ones, mostly made by the pharmeceutical lobby and by big tobacco. But into this vacumn have come a whole host of entrepreneurs producing these kind of things [holds up Ultra Tank] with refillables. And these things are remarkable – let me show you.
“I have to say, as a smoker, frankly, I haven’t yet given up, but I could do, very easily, and there are 1.8 million people in Britain that are using these things. It’s cutting down tobacco consumption massively, it’s spawning a whole new industry and yet these refillable larger cigarettes are now due to be banned.
“This will now go to the Council of Minister and I want to see the British government stand up and say we under no circumstances will accept this.
“Will they? I am not so sure.”
Thanks to Dick Puddlecote for spotting Farage using our ecigarette and sending this video to me!