Dmitry Kosyrev, a smokingBANdits author, was interviewed by Emily (Cambridge Smokers for Citizens’ Rights). Dmitry is a writer and an expert in foreign affairs, and a board member of the All-Russian Movement of Smoker’s Rights.
The “electronic cigarette” has quite a history not many people know about. It was invented in the 1920s and proved to be a commercial dead end until the year 2000. “E-cigarettes” were introduced to European and American markets in 2006/07, after the decades of anti-smoking measures and anti-tobacco rhetoric had borne fruit. With high tobacco taxes and increased denormalization of smoking, vaping became an object of commercial value. Tobacco Control, notoriously pushing it’s pharmaceutically produced nicotine replacement aids and other smoking cessation medicine, as well as the anti-smokers in general, had not anticipated the electronic cigarette’s increase in popularity and …Continue reading →