Steven Weiss, Kensington
The writer is a resident of Kensington and a senior director at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.
Same BS being published as fact. Infotainment…
E-cigarette companies claim their products are intended for adults, but there is abundant evidence that their marketing heavily targets kids. Advertisements for e-cigarettes have proliferated on TV shows watched by teens, and kid-friendly flavors such as Cherry Crush, Creamy Milk Chocolate and Captain Crunch are readily available online.
Researchers at the University of North Carolina reported that kids with Web access can easily buy e-cigarettes, flavor cartridges and other accessories.
E-cigarettes have not been shown to be “safe” — in fact, they expose users to formaldehyde and other potentially hazardous chemicals. Public-health experts agree that more research is needed to understand the effects of e-cigarettes on their users and the nonusers around them.