The CDC has no idea what Grandpa meant to you and the kids.
The CDC thinks the imaginary* risk that non-smoking youth might take up e-cigarettes outweighs all the advantages that grandparents give to children, including supporting the parents in their child-raising efforts, creating community, modeling values, holding history.
In other words, they don’t think you and your son needed Grandpa very much.
“This is a huge experiment, and it is not fair to ask our children to pay the price* for that, for the hypothetical** benefit of adult smokers.”–Tim McAfee of the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health, speaking against e-cigarettes at the U.S. Senatecommittee hearing on e-cigarettes.
* The price is imaginary, per gov’t statistics that the CDC has in hand: