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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

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Yes, much more research needs to be done, but currently there is enough science out there to reasonably say that these are "truly" less harmful than tobacco cigarettes (try 99%), and are much more effective than NRTs in helping people quit smoking. I am doing some informal research in addiction treatment centers who allow ecigs, and we're getting at least a 50% reduction in tobacco use. With at least 5 million smokers using these things you would think that the people with the money to fund more research would be jumping at the opportunity to save lives here, but it appears that the tobacco and pharmaceutical industries are getting in the way. Let's advocate for more research here, but fighting ecigs in the meantime is like telling a drowning man not to get into a lifeboat because it might have a leak.

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