Please note that this article appears from an article written by tobacco e-news.com, an in-house for-pay subscription pub. and is from the POV of convenience stores
Dr. Michael Siegel: Dr. Michael Siegel has spent most of his career fighting for stricter tobacco regulations, including two years at the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health and later testifying in the Engle v. Liggett lawsuit. Yet, as a professor at Boston University’s School of Public Health and author of the Tobacco Analyses blog, Siegel now finds himself in the unlikely role of advocating against taxes or regulations.
"Electronic cigarettes are the first smoking cessation product that addresses both the pharmacologic and behavioral aspects of the smoking addiction," Siegel said. "Not only do they provide nicotine, but they simulate cigarette smoking. Thus, unlike nicotine patches or nicotine gum or other drugs, they address all of the behavioral, physical, and even social aspects of the smoking addiction."
With the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) currently reviewing the FDA’s proposed deeming regulations, only time will tell if–like Carmona, Connor and Siegel–Zeller recognizes the potential of electronic cigarettes.
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