I wonder what drives people to these proposals. The ‘public health concern’ argument is of course a bad joke. It seems improbable that they are bribed by the tobacco industry. I suspect they are just paving the way for taxing e-cigs as much as normal fags. A godsend: you don’t spend the money on NHS that you do with normal smokers, but you still get the revenue.
Only you do spend the money. Non-smokers and e-cig smokers living longer, you treat them for diseases they otherwise wouldn’t have the time to contrive.