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American Cancer Society advises the use of electronic cigarettes

Discussion in 'Media and General News' started by Marc411, Feb 23, 2018.

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  1. Marc411

    Marc411 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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  2. Jumpin' In...

    Jumpin' In... Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    About time they softened their stance...
     
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  3. Letitia

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    Only took them a decade+ to catch up.:facepalm:
     
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  4. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All* ECF Veteran

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    You can't really Blame them on all this. Because Deeming didn't go quite as planned.

    They had always had planned on Reversing their Position. They just Didn't think they would have to do it in a Not yet Fully Regulated Market with the HHS Secretary/FDA Commissioner that we currently have
     
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  5. Bill Godshall

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    Except the American Cancer Society board's new e-cig policy still supports FDA’s Deeming Rule (that bans sales of lifesaving vapor products to adult smokers and vapers), workplace vaping bans, minimum age 21 laws for e-cig sales and so-called “appropriate taxation” of e-cigs;

    ACS policy also still falsely claims nicotine harms adolescent brains and is addictive, still falsely claims e-cigs lead to cigarette smoking, and now endorses FDA proposal to reduce nicotine in cigarettes (while failing to admit that doing so would be cigarette prohibition, which would be disastrous).

    American Cancer Society Position Statement on Electronic Cigarettes
     
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  6. Marc411

    Marc411 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    We have to look at some of the small victories along the way Bill. No battle was ever won with a single stroke of the sword. This is a start we can build on and use as a focal point in our battle.


    Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.

    Sun Tzu
     
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  7. vapingjohn

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  9. ckquatt

    ckquatt Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Man!! Now I'd say that's a WIN!
     
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  11. LaraC

    LaraC Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Wow. Just... "wow!!" The amount of misinformation (especially from misleading "studies") in the quotes in that article are... well, wow.
    Thanks for the link, hoth0.

    Gotta love this bit of stupidity in the article --

    Oceanport resident Kim Murphy, who helped found the borough’s Drug Education Initiative committee (DEI) said:

    “All of these flavors, all these marketing tactics, they’re absolutely trying to draw in younger users, and as a parent it’s very upsetting,” Murphy said. “I’ve read that they’re primarily targeting young girls, because the vapors smell like their perfume, so they can get away with it easier. But the fact is the marketing is working. Young kids are very into it. These companies are making a lot of money. And it’s our job to educate our families.”

    Murphy and the DEI committee are taking an initial educational step by inviting local parents to “Vaping: What Every Parent Should Know,” a presentation on March 20 at the Maple Place School, which will display information on the dangers of vaping, trends concerning kids, the cosmetic makeup of vaping devices and the flavored liquids that are available.

    According to Murphy, the presentation is a response to the lack of easily digestible and readily available information on the issue, and the recent increase in questions she and the DEI committee have received from concerned parents.

    “It’s been the No. 1 question people have had and it’s a topic that we personally don’t know much about,” Murphy said. “We don’t know what our kids were facing. We don’t know why it’s so easy for them to do it. It’s obvious that times are changing. Kids really aren’t smoking cigarettes anymore. But this is a new threat. And we need to create different platforms for professionals to come and educate us on what we’re dealing with.”

    So. The lady (Murphy) who personally doesn't know much about the topic, but heads up the "Drug Education Initiative" committee, has already made up her mind that vaping is bad, bad, bad.

    She says, "Kids really aren't smoking cigarettes anymore." (Perhaps thanks to the existence of e-cigs. Hmmmm?)
    She says, "But this (vaping) is a new threat."

    Perhaps she should take a clear-eyed look at the BENEFITS and lack of threats the public health agencies in Great Britain have found in vaping, before she opens her mouth.

    She already has a HUGE benefit staring her in the face... "Kids really aren't smoking cigarettes anymore."
     
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