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    Not sure if anyone caught the piece on this morning's Today Show. The first part of the segment talks about the growth of ecigs and drop of cigarette sales in the first 2 months of 2013 (glad to be part of that stat!). The 2nd part is Dr. Nancy Snyderman, a cancer surgeon, who basically supports the ecig as a step down to quitting smoking. When asked about the lack of long term studies, she discussed how nicotene is not harmful, it's the 4,000 carcinogens.

    Sales of electronic cigarettes on the rise - Video on TODAY.com

    she also tweeted this: @DrNancyNBCNEWS: E cigarettes @todayshow Nicotine is addicting but in small doses prob OK. But the tar and carcinogens in real cigarettes will kill you

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    Ty for this OP.


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    You're welcome. It was nice to see a mainstream media piece that provides a rebuttal to the "lack of FDA approval" with a physician's expertise and knowledge.
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    Dr. Nancy Snyderman did an excellent job correctly pointing out (and reiterating several times) that e-cigarettes are far less hazardous alternatives for cigarette smokers.

    Unfortunately, in response to a question if e-cigs addict nonsmokers to nicotine, Snyderman inaccurately said the issue hasn't been studied.

    In fact, the same CDC survey that Today showed graphics of (i.e. that 10% of smokers had used an e-cig in 2010, which increased to 20% in 2011) also found that cigarette smokers were 16 times more likely to have ever used an e-cig than nonsmokers in 2011, a recent UK survey couldn't find any nonsmoker in who regularly used e-cigarettes, and there is still no evidence that ANY nonsmoker (anywhere in the world) has become addicted to nicotine by using e-cigarettes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Godshall View Post
    Dr. Nancy Snyderman did an excellent job correctly pointing out (and reiterating several times) that e-cigarettes are far less hazardous alternatives for cigarette smokers.

    Unfortunately, in response to a question if e-cigs addict nonsmokers to nicotine, Snyderman inaccurately said the issue hasn't been studied.

    In fact, the same CDC survey that Today showed graphics of (i.e. that 10% of smokers had used an e-cig in 2010, which increased to 20% in 2011) also found that cigarette smokers were 16 times more likely to have ever used an e-cig than nonsmokers in 2011, a recent UK survey couldn't find any nonsmoker in who regularly used e-cigarettes, and there is still no evidence that ANY nonsmoker (anywhere in the world) has become addicted to nicotine by using e-cigarettes.
    Good info to combat the propaganda (Lies) that non-smokers,
    including kids, can become addicted to e-cigarettes !!

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    The Dr. seemed to have a nice common sense approach. I hope maybe this type of thinking can rub off onto others!
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    It would be interesting to get data on non-smokers who start to use an ecig. There are very few of them now, but there will be many more in the future. It would probably be a good idea if all prospective smokers chose to start with an ecig, for many reasons. One of them is that it seems likely that pure nicotine is less dependence-forming than smoking. Some think it has limited potential for creating dependence unless supplied in tobacco smoke - I have no idea if this is true; it would be fascinating to find out. I cannot locate any study of nicotine administration to humans so this information would be a research first; all citations lead to smoking dependence (or dependence after smoking), which is not relevant to 'nicotine addiction'.

    The trouble is that most smokers seem to start before 25, and some much younger; but youngsters are very unlikely to start with an ecig as it isn't cool, they cost too much, and friends have cigarettes for the asking.
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    Is there a link to the actual video?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NakiFantaki View Post
    Is there a link to the actual video?

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    See the original post, there should be a link that takes you directly to the video.

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