I would like to explain to you the need for flavors as an adult user of vaping products with nicotine. I smoked for 22 years, I started at age 12. My grandfather smoked, my father smoked, and I smoke. Those 22 years of smoking just about killed me, lost 40% of my lung function. I started vaping as a safer alternative for harm reduction 6 years ago. Within the 1st year of vaping, my lungs were back up to 100%. My doctor was shocked. He said he would have never known I was a smoker if he hadn't know. I told him i had been vaping. He knew very little about them. The flavor that got me off cigarettes was strawberries and cream, also another favorite is caramel mango.
I'm a 39 year old man, and I started vaping at age 33. The smell of tobacco is disgusting and I NEVER want to associate that flavor with my taste buds again. If flavors are banned, I will purchase from the black market 100%. I will never go back to smoking cigarettes.
Many other adults will go back to smoking, and their blood is on YOUR hands. Think about that for a minute, really let that sink it, you took away a far safer alternative to smoking because kids are illegally obtaining these products. This will result in more adults dying from cigarette smoking, and teen cigarette use will rise dramatically. This doesn't even bring into the equation the black market this will create that will jump start a health crisis that you CAN NOT control and will dwarf what we are seeing currently with the fake THC cartridges. It will be so wide spread it will be to the likes of the marijuana prohibition era. Ban flavors and you will come to find out you have made a GRAVE mistake and endangered the lives of far more than you think you are saving by doing this.