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Thread: Demonizing E-Cigarettes Is Not Evidence-based

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    Demonizing E-Cigarettes Is Not Evidence-based

    Sometimes it's just public relations. We subsidize nicotine patches but regulators are increasingly interested in banning electronic cigarettes.

    Such misguided legislation, not backed by sound data, may have consequences for public health, experts say. With smoking blamed for up to six million premature deaths each year, a lot is at stake in the newest push for regulations.

    Moreover, regulatory frameworks for electronic products are already available in the EU legislation to cover for the safety issues regarding E-cigarettes' hardware components. The authors note that such legislation may be "impossible to implement" due to the interests of tobacco and pharmaceutical industries, and, of course, that governments have increasingly raised taxes on cigarettes, making social services more reliant on that revenue.

    "If these obstacles can be overcome, much misery and suffering can be reduced and millions of lives can be saved," the authors declare. "E-cigarettes are not a gateway to smoking but a gateway from smoking, and heavy regulation by restricting access to e-cigarettes would just encourage continuing use of much unhealthier tobacco smoking."
    Demonizing E-Cigarettes Is Not Evidence-based

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    True. It's not evidence based, it's "morality" based. These people are against vaping because vapers enjoy what they do, they think it's fun and cool, and that's a big no-no. Any device that people use to cease smoking should be distasteful, painful and a constant reminder to the ex-smoker that they deserve to suffer for their weakness.

    God forbid they're using bubble gum flavouring....
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