Much as it pains me to post a link to an article such as this - here's what the PV is up against -
And here's how I responded...let's see if they actually allow my comments to be posted (although I, for one, am not holding my breath)
My, my, my. Allow me to correct just a few mis-conceptions you've written here...For starters, the tobacco giants had nothing to do with the creation of the electronic cigarette - in fact, the E-Cig is a direct competitor to the traditional, tobacco cigarette.
E-Cigs are marketed and used by consumers as an alternative to tobacco - better in many ways to a cigarette because there is nothing to light on fire and no by-products of combustion (such as smoke) to inhale into your lungs.
While there are some distributors who are, as in any industry, willing to make any sensationalist claims to make a quick buck, this product is NOT marketed as a way to quit smoking ... although many users have found that to be a happy side-effect to regularly using them. And while many users do wean themselves down on the nicotine, there are many more who do not, using this as a long term recreational nicotine consumption product.
Would you insist that the entire bottled water industry be shut down because a few resellers have claimed that their water is better because it cures cancer? Of course not - that would be absurd. Yet, that's exactly what the FDA want to do to the E-Cig industry ... shutting down thousands of honest distributors for the sake of silencing the few out there who are just in it to make a quick buck. And all because this is a competitor to not only the tobacco giants, but the pharmaceutical giants as well (with their NRT products).
Nicotine is not, by itself, THAT harmful - it has risks similar to caffeine. Plenty of studies within a few mouse-clicks on Google will tell you that.
Care to do a little research and re-evaluate your article here?
Correspondence Between NIAAA and the Alcohol Industry - Correspondence obtained as the result of my FOIA request to the NIAAA.
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