Current focus on preventing youth vaping could hinder adults’ efforts to stop smoking

Considerable evidence suggests that e-cigarettes are an effective smoking-cessation tool for adults in the United States, where hundreds of thousands of people die of smoking-related illness each year.

Kenneth Warner, dean emeritus and the Avedis Donabedian Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health, says, however, that the potential of vaping to increase smoking cessation has been largely overshadowed by media coverage and policies that focus on the potential risk vaping represents for teens.

Warner and 14 other past presidents of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco co-authored an article that argues that the media, legislators and the general public have developed a negative view of e-cigarettes because of the heavy emphasis public health organizations have placed on protecting kids from vaping while ignoring the potentially substantial benefits of e-cigarettes in helping adults quit smoking. The article is published online in the American Journal of Public Health.

Warner discusses why the group, all of whom have presided over the top tobacco research society in the world, decided to take on this issue.

Read the full article here on University Of Michigan University News

Link to the full paper written by Warner and the 14 past presidents of the Society For Research on Nicotine and Tobacco can be found here.

The Science is going to win and more that time goes on, the stronger the consensus around vapor products gets. There are tens of thousands of studies, 15 years of safe use, tens of millions of safer nicotine users world wide. Add this letter with it’s prestigious authors on top of things like the Cochrane Library and their Meta Analysis of E Cigs for Smoking Cessation and it’s going to get to the point soon where the evidence simply becomes undeniable.

The moral crusades against the “harm” from e cigs will start to look foolish when no real “harm” ever materializes. CFTFK, PAVE, Hysterical politicians, they can’t run from the science forever and thankfully, it appears that tobacco scientists have said enough is enough.