Should e-cigarettes be banned? No, in fact, smokers should be encouraged to use e-cigarettes.
Before the emergence of the new coronavirus that dominates our lives, American medical institutions and other institutions are relentlessly publicly opposed to the use of e-cigarettes. Although the voice against e-cigarettes is no longer in the news headlines, the opposition has never stopped. They have successfully convinced countless people to believe that e-cigarettes are as dangerous as traditional tobacco products, or even more dangerous.
But what is shocking is that the campaign against e-cigarette smoking is based on a lot of misinformation and outright lies. In fact, by persuading smokers not to switch to e-cigarettes, these institutions are pushing thousands of people into the abyss of premature death, which is completely avoidable. In other words, more Americans will die from the botched anti-e-cigarette campaign than the COVID 19.
Let’s take a look at the actual situation. E-cigarettes do not contain tobacco. Users inhale nicotine, but they will not inhale the deadly substances in tobacco. E-cigarettes are the safest and most effective alternative to cigarettes. Therefore, the British health department has adopted the completely opposite strategy. They encourage smokers to switch to e-cigarettes.
The anti-e-cigarette group in the United States pointed out that the number of young people who use e-cigarettes has increased sharply in recent years, especially young people, implying that e-cigarettes are the gateway to cigarettes, but the fact is the opposite. In the past decade, the smoking rate among young people has dropped from nearly 16% to less than 6%.
Last year, there were a lot of news about vaping e-cigarettes causing lung diseases. There were 450 cases and 5 of them died. The fact is that most of these people use illegal e-cigarettes instead of products sold by regular e-cigarette manufacturers. They inhaled a type of cannabis containing acetate through illegal e-cigarettes, which is a chemical used in topical skin lotions.
Nevertheless, the anti-e-cigarette group still pressures the US FDA to ban manufacturers from adding flavors to e-cigarettes, which is undoubtedly paving the way for a complete ban on e-cigarettes. Therefore, it is not surprising that tobacco companies, nicotine patch manufacturers, chewing gum and other smoking cessation aid manufacturers are not optimistic about the prospects of e-cigarettes.
However, electronic cigarettes are far less harmful than traditional cigarettes. Let us take the UK as an example to stop these deadly anti-e-cigarette campaigns.