Monday, July 26, 2010

The Rest of the Story Blog entry

Now, I've linked to this blog on those I'm following, but this one deserves special attention, simply because Dr. Mike Siegel wrote a potent statement (below).

When a product on the market is benefiting many people and leading to marked health improvement, the burden of proof is on those who want it removed from the market to demonstrate that the product is causing harm. This is why we err on the side of leaving products on the market until they are shown to be harmful. Since electronic cigarettes are already on the market, I feel that the same standard should hold. They should be removed from the market only if it is demonstrated that they are causing adverse effects. The burden of proof is on those who want the product removed.

THIS is the crux of the issue surrounding E-Cigs....that this is ALREADY an established market in the US, with 1000's of small vendors and resellers, and a customer base above 100,000 users in the US alone.  The FDA and the other alphabet-organizations would kill this industry in totality in their bid to squash the competition these products offer against the giants at Big Pharma.

An alternative that works.  That breaks the cycle of quit, smoke, quit, smoke, quit, smoke, which lines the pockets of Pharma with its ineffective smoking cessation products, tobacco with sales of its deadly cigarettes, and our Government, which taxes heavily and uses the funds to shore up its own ineptitude in managing the rightfully-collected taxes every citizen must pay.


  1. Having said the product trend on the market, it is really up to the consumers which gimmick they would bite. Sometimes as a consumer we don't really care about their marketing strategies and market standing. We still patronize the product because it serves its purpose for use. The blu cig e-cigarette I have been using serves the purpose of a healthier and hygienic alternative way of smoking that is why I stick to it even if I have read some negative feedbacks about it.

  2. The sad thing about ecigs is that the big tobacco companies are not ready to make the change. It's kind of like the big oil companies looking for ways to go green. In reality they don't want their businesses to be obsolete, but we all know that it's just a matter of time before we can see a paradigm shift.

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