As I understand Nicotine is a pretty unstable Alkaloid and has a shelf life of about a year and a half. It goes stale and unusable after this time period.
The government is the problem. The people have to do something to the government and stop this blatant encroaching on our freedoms and civil rights. They are protecting the corporate interest of the tobacco industry it seems. Soon they will tax the air we breathe. "Enough" is the word people should utter louder and more. And act accordingly if not heard. To the bitter end if required. The government should be put back in it's place i.e. where the sun doesn't shine. They think of themselves as rulers rather than employees.