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Thread: E-cigarettes are ‘quite harmful,’ UK Markey Cancer Center director tells legislative

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    E-cigarettes are ‘quite harmful,’ UK Markey Cancer Center director tells legislative

    Limited research to date on electronic cigarettes — or e-cigarettes — shows they are “quite harmful,” University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Director Dr. Mark Evers told a legislative panel today.

    “I really think this is the new ploy by the companies to say this is a safe alternative which by the research…it’s not,” Evers told the panel. “The research that’s coming out — and, grant you, it’s been limited research to date — has shown that e-cigarettes are quite harmful.”


    Just another 'medical professional' who will have to wean himself off the MSA teat ............

    The KLCR Program receives funding from Kentucky’s share of a 1998 settlement between 46 states and the nation’s largest tobacco companies. The settlement allowed states to recoup Medicaid dollars spent on smoking-related illnesses, including lung cancer.

    E-cigarettes are ‘quite harmful,’ UK Markey Cancer Center director tells legislative panel | Our Health

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    Head of UK's Markey Cancer Center Weighs in on E-Cigarettes, and cops a caning in the comments .....................

    Maybe we should listen to him ........ he does wear a white coat ! LOL

    Head of UK's Markey Cancer Center Weighs in on E-Cigarettes | WKU Public Radio
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    The Rest of the Story

    Let's be very straight about this: if the tobacco companies said exactly the same thing before the legislature, they would probably be facing criminal charges for perjury, as well as civil liability charges for fraud.

    For any tobacco company to defraud the American public by undermining the health consequences of smoking by stating that they are no more harmful than electronic cigarettes would be unheard of in 2013, and no tobacco company would ever do such a thing. They wouldn't be caught dead making such an outright lie.

    Apparently, this is not so for the University of Kentucky Cancer Center, which stepped into territory that used to be occupied by Big Tobacco, lying before a state legislative panel, asserting that vaping is every bit as dangerous as smoking.

    Even the tobacco companies agree that smoking is more hazardous than vaping. I don't understand how any scientist, especially a physician at a cancer center, could downplay the hazards of smoking so much as to suggest that they are no more harmful than a product that contains no tobacco and involves no combustion.

    What is it about electronic cigarettes that causes its opponents to consistently lie to the public and make up scientific data to support their opposition? My guess is that the evidence is simply too strong for them to confront directly and honestly. Why else the need to resort to lying or misleading the public?

    The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary: University of Kentucky Cancer Center is Off Its Rocker: Testifies that Smoking is No More Harmful than Vaping

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    One of the comments suggests between 44-46 million yanks smoke ciggies. That is astounding as it is more than our entire Australian population!

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    Ellen Hahn works there. Enough said.

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    Jesus Christ! Quite harmful to what? BT?
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    of course the University of Kentucky Cancer Center wants to discourage people from vaping and instead to keep smoking analogues, otherwise they won't have as many people with lung cancer, less patients to treat and which means less grant money to research treatments etc.
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