Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson continues his campaign of attempting to be the “cool presidential candidate.” The 63-year-old paragliding, Mount Everest-climbing, Ironman triathlete has made a concerted effort to reach young voters. Johnson did a Reddit AMA last month and has been an outspoken proponent of the legalization of marijuana. His latest appeal to millennials is him addressing the all-important issue of vaping. Johnson became the first presidential campaign to not only address the topic of vaping, but also endorse it.
Johnson campaign’s national director Jim Wallace released a statement on vaping (Yes, the campaign released an official stance on vaping):
In the first presidential debate, voters listened to two candidates dance around the American economy. What you’ll never hear from those candidates is how the economy is being killed by excessive regulation. Vaping, a new industry offering products as a healthier alternative to smoking, is about to be regulated out of existence. That doesn’t make any sense.
The vaping industry currently counts about nine million customers, producing about $4 billion a year in annual sales. With the excessive regulations recently introduced by the FDA, it’s estimated that as many as 12,000 vaping shops will be put out of business. As Gov. Gary Johnson has said, the free market and entrepreneurial spirit should be encouraged, not destroyed. Nowhere is this more obvious than the vaping industry.
No mistaking that the 2016 presidential election is truly one-of-a-kind.
A chicken in every pot and a fedora on every head.
Put that in your vape pen and vape it.
This falls in line with the libertarian belief in zero or very little regulation from the government.
What do you think vaping congressman?
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That’s kinda what I figured.