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E-cigarettes on the Today Show

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  1. JoJoVa

    JoJoVa Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 20, 2013
    Washington, DC
    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

    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
  2. Talyon

    Talyon Vape 4 Life Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 21, 2013
    Ty for this OP.
  3. AgentAnia

    AgentAnia Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    May 22, 2013
    Orbiting Sirius B
  4. JoJoVa

    JoJoVa Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 20, 2013
    Washington, DC
    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.
  5. Bill Godshall

    Bill Godshall Executive Director<br/> Smokefree Pennsylvania ECF Veteran

    Apr 2, 2009
    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.
  6. Petrodus

    Petrodus Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 12, 2010
    Good info to combat the propaganda (Lies) that non-smokers,
    including kids, can become addicted to e-cigarettes !!
  7. 2coils

    2coils Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 29, 2012
    New Jersey
    The Dr. seemed to have a nice common sense approach. I hope maybe this type of thinking can rub off onto others!
  8. rolygate

    rolygate Forum Manager Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 24, 2009
    ECF Towers
    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.
  9. NakiFantaki

    NakiFantaki Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 11, 2013
    Las Vegas NV
    Is there a link to the actual video?

    Sent from my HTC VLE_U using Tapatalk 2
  10. Aubie80

    Aubie80 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 7, 2011
    Phoenix, Arizona
    See the original post, there should be a link that takes you directly to the video.
  11. NakiFantaki

    NakiFantaki Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 11, 2013
    Las Vegas NV
    Ah. I don't see it. Sill phone. Ill look on the computer later. Thanks!

    Sent from my HTC VLE_U using Tapatalk 2
  12. Petrodus

    Petrodus Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 12, 2010
    The video is embedded and I can't find any link
    to just show the video alone.

    However, I did find a copy on YouTube
    but the quality sucks ... Link
  13. morri

    morri ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 21, 2012

    This may not be relevant to your statement but it seems so. A friend's son, who is in High School began vaping with the argument to his parents that it would be much better than him smoking in secret. He is vaping at 0 nicotine and all of his friends seem to think it is very cool. This could be bad for us as well, as the argument that vaping could encourage children to smoke. However, the counter argument being..... isn't it much better than smoking?
  14. DC2

    DC2 Tootie Puffer Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 21, 2009
    San Diego
    I am quite certain that it is true, but getting proof would be tremendously helpful to our cause.

    I keep hearing about it having been shown that people given a nicotine patch for treatment of certain maladies were not shown to have become addicted.
    I'm not sure if there is a study, or multiple studies, or if this is just anecdotal evidence.

    I think it is Kristin from CASAA that has mentioned this a few times, but I'm not positive.
  15. Paranorm

    Paranorm Full Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Except for my idiot friend who thought it was cool, got some nic liquid for the "feeling". Caught him a week later smoking an analog...
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