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Pushing vapers back to cigarettes? A dangerous new provision in federal law

Pushing vapers back to cigarettes? A dangerous new provision in federal law
On about page 5,000 of the 5,500-page federal COVID relief law is a hidden and largely undiscussed section that could push thousands of vapers back to traditional cigarette smoking. I know, because I’m one of them. The new restrictions on vaping equipment and supplies, in particular the ban on mailing them, will force me and thousands of others to look for substitutes to the products we prefer. In many instances, we will return to dangerous combustible cigarettes.

But anti-vaping public health officials prefer to demonize e-cigarettes rather than treat them as a net gain for public health.For example, in 2018, the British public health service wrote: “Vaping poses only a small fraction of the risks of smoking, and switching completely from smoking to vaping conveys substantial health benefits over continued smoking.Public health, which is supposed to be something we all care about a great deal these days, will suffer.In many instances, we will return to dangerous combustible cigarettes.

” Moreover, all this has occurred while teen smoking rates are at an all-time low, a phenomenon that is almost assuredly connected to teens using vaping as a replacement for combustible cigarettes.Yes, it would be better for me to not vape at all, but I first decided to mitigate the harms caused by smoking combustible cigarettes.

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