A not so great campaign has been launched by some senators, state AGs and the CDC against electronic cigarette devices that only creates false ecig crisis amidst various other unresolved issues including a possible federal government shutdown.
ECigarettes are low-risk smoking alternatives that are almost exclusively accessed by former smokers and current adult smokers. These products are being used as means to reduce and to quit the smoking habit, but what legislators and regulators try to do is mislead the public. These lawmakers are making people believe that they, particularly the youth, will be exposed top great dangers when they vape even if there are no evidences supporting this argument.
According to Carl V. Phillips, PhD who is the scientific director of CASAA (Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association), CDC’s released statistics showed just a small number of students who have tried the devices. In fact, many of the participants in the survey are already smoking tobacco cigarettes.
Kids like to experiment with forbidden products and of all the things they experiment with, ecigs are scarcely something to worry about. CDC’s report did not show that those students who took one puff from an ecigarette became serious users, but this is what CDC implied without evidence or reason. DCD also touted that the availability of these products to adults also makes the youth to smoke them.
This false ecig crisis only misleads the public as they wrongfully demand that the miracle products be banned. Senators asked questions to ecig companies and manufacturers; questions that are typical catching questions according to Smokefree Pennsylvania executive director Bill Godshall.
Vice President of CASAA Kristin Noll-Marsh noted that the industry and the consumers support the ban on selling to minors. Yet, several anti-tobacco organizations try to block the bans and then ultimately use age restriction as ground for banning even sales to adults. This, they do even if electronic cigarettes are legal. Apparently, children who like to experiment with smoking can very easily access tobacco cigarettes.
It is thus speculated that lawmakers are fighting against electronic cigarettes because they cannot get much from them while tobacco gives them immense revenue. They try to make it appear they are concerned with public health when their secret agenda is allegedly protecting the tobacco industry that gives them money.