“The Surgeon General’s New Vaping Report is Political Nonsense:”
Vaping is an important harm reduction tool:
First of all, the U.S. Surgeon General called to reduce the use of e-cigarettes among young people. The Surgeon general claims e-cigarettes have overtaken cigarettes to become the most commonly used tobacco products. Of course, e-cigarettes have overtaken traditional cigarettes. Smoking traditional cigarettes is dangerous to your health. Smoking is the danger.
The Surgeon General:
In addition, the first Surgeon General’s report on e-cigarettes use among youths is an opinion not a fact. The Surgeon General said young people were more vulnerable. Young people are more vulnerable to the negative consequences of nicotine exposure than adults. We need to protect young people. In other words we should protect young people against the only tool that keeps them from smoking traditional cigarettes.
They want to Tax E-Cigarettes:
Furthermore, the report says they know what works to effectively prevent tobacco use among young people. The Surgeon General claims they must apply these strategies to e-cigarettes. In addition, the report recommends that e-cigarettes be put into existing smoke-free policies. And this is supposed to keep young people from accessing e-cigarettes. Such greedy policies include imposing price and tax policies that discourage use. It doesn’t work. Political fat cats squeezing more money from the general public will not stop the use of e-cigarettes.
An Angry Response from Young People:
The report drew a swift and angry response among young people as a result. E-cigarettes have the potential to help young people quit smoking traditional cigarettes. Therefore, we can lower the overall burden of death and disease caused by traditional cigarettes with e-cigarettes. The report says there is no evidence to support claims e-cigarettes help young people quit smoking traditional cigarettes. But the report can’t find proof young people who vape move on to smoking traditional cigarettes which is most noteworthy. The report is shallow. Furthermore, the report wants to study the causal relationship between e-cigarette and combustible tobacco use.
Young People are turning to E-Cigarettes:
E-cigarette use has risen among young people and smoking rates have gone down which is most noteworthy. The use of e-cigarettes among young people rose to 5.3 percent from 0.6 percent. Use of traditional cigarettes among young people is 2.3 percent from 4.3 percent. Use of e-cigarettes among young people in high school rose to 16 percent in 2015. Furthermore, the use of e-cigarettes was 1.5 percent in 2011. Over the same period, 9.3 percent of young people in high school reported smoking traditional cigarettes. 15.8 percent of young people were smoking traditional cigarettes in 2011.
So called Public Health Experts:
Consequently, research related to e-cigarettes is new. In addition, the report said, precautions should be employed to help prevent e-cigarette use among young people. They claim this principle supports intervention when the potential risks remain uncertain. The report comes as the smoking rate fell to a record low of 15 percent. Public health experts fear those gains could be lost if young people become addicted to nicotine via e-cigarettes and progress to using more damaging conventional cigarettes. The statement is total nonsense. Smoking is the danger.
Vapor Products contribute to the Decline in Smoking:
E-cigarette advocates know that vapor products contributed to the decline in smoking. Reynolds American Inc, Altria Group Inc and Fontem Ventures, a subsidiary of Imperial Brands Plc, make the vapor products. In conclusion, the use of vapor products has grown quickly. U.S. sales are $4.1 billion. Consequently, the use of vapor devices has stalled. Americans are being miss lead by greedy politicians and big tobacco.