Health groups slay vaping with faint praise

To paraphrase Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, highly respected health groups have come to bury vaping, not to praise this recognized harm-reduction tool that helps people stop smoking combustible cigarettes. By ignoring overwhelming evidence of the benefits of ENDS (Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems), this abrogation of the health groups' responsibility to maximize public health is peculiar, indeed, particularly when recognizing that the United Kingdom is calling for a change in national policy after acknowledging that vaping is an important tool for smoking cessation. Vapor prohibitionists include the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, the Truth Initiative (formerly the American Legacy Foundation), myriad medical societies, and multiple national (FDA and NCI) and state-local (notably city-level) governmental entities. Instead of speculating...(Read Full Post)
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