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February 23, 2014

Alarm Bells for E-Cigarettes Premature and Misguided, Siegel Says » SPH | Boston University

What to make of the conflicting reports? According to Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences at the BU School of Public Health, the negative effects of electronic cigarettes have been wildly overblown, clouding the important benefits of e-cigarettes as quit-smoking devices.

E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that look like cigarettes but do not burn tobacco. Rather, they deliver nicotine, flavor and other chemicals in the form of a vapor. Because of the limited research into e-cigarette use, their risks and benefits remain uncertain and subject to widespread debate.

With only about 6 percent of cigarette smokers successful in quitting the habit, and the tobacco industry free to continue its marketing despite known health effects, Siegel worries that the government’s focus on the potential harms from e-cigarettes will detract from their quit-smoking benefits.

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2 Comments on “Alarm Bells for E-Cigarettes Premature and Misguided, Siegel Says » SPH | Boston University

gotsteam
February 23, 2014 at 8:26 pm

I’m sorry but there is a considerable amount of research on e-cigs and their use. E-cig risks are extremely low compared to cigarette smoking and the benefits from their use are extremely high, especially if the people using them quit tobacco cigarettes altogether. Even dual usage is extremely beneficial when you consider that any tobacco cigarettes avoided by using an e-cig is just that much less tar and carcinogens consumed by their users. Remember, nicotine is not a carcinogen and everything in e-liquid is G.R.A.S. by the FDA. Try saying that about the ingredients in a lit tobacco cigarette! Using an e-cigarette rather than a tobacco cigarette is a no brainer. Why don’t you write about that Kathologist?

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LakeOfVape
March 16, 2014 at 10:00 am

I think you mistake the intent of my posting- it is to show and example of code words ANTZ use to twist the meaning and context of research, studies and data to suit their purposes. It works.

Mainstream media and officials like to be spoon-fed talking points on issues they do not understand. Saves them time and makes them look good.

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