The above is an interesting and most definitely a comical perspective that blogger John Gault brought to light in order to make a good point. There are several examples of electronic cigarette models having a Bluetooth connection which work with both Android and IOS. Such a connection may offer many features such as helping a vaper keep track of the frequency at which he’s vaping, and how much nicotine is being consumed in the case of nicotine-containing e-liquid.
The author’s point is that since a Bluetooth connection, or downloading an app alone cannot power any features in these e-cigarette models, and definitely requires additional software and the help of an additional electronic device such as your phone, then shouldn’t these other required electronic devices also be considered as tobacco products?
In an online webinar the deeming regulation experts have stated the following “If your product is intended to be use for the human consumption of a tobacco product, to alter the characteristics or performance of the constituents of a tobacco product [e-liquid] then it would be a component or part and WOULD BE REGULATED.”
An illogical clause
In an attempt to bring awareness about the ridiculousness of certain aspects of the deeming regulation, focusing on the fact that non-nicotine containing e-liquids are still being classified as tobacco products, the blogger’s sarcastic answer to the above statement is that in this case our smart devices are definitely tobacco products and that using them in public spaces such as aircrafts, or your kid using his smartphone at school, is most certainly illegal.