Lately, the actions of various governmental and supposedly non-political groups are bothering the heck out of me. In the United States, lobby groups like Big Tobacco hold an incredible amount of power to sway the government. Unfortunately for e-cigarettes and their manufacturers, this is a real problem as states are trying to restrict or ban their sale and usage and organizations like the military and the American Cancer Society are acting and speaking against e-cigarettes.
The problem is that very few studies have been done that show whether e-cigarettes are safe or not. The product is too new and it’s not backed by big money like a tobacco or a pharmaceutical company. Unfortunately, this means that far too many people are speaking about e-cigarettes without adequate knowledge. In fact, some groups are lying and misrepresenting shoddy information.
1. Without any doubt, e-cigarettes are a far safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes.
There is no doctor or engineer in the world who will disagree, once they understand the device. The basic science behind e-cigarettes is sound and very simple.
2. Tobacco cigarettes cause cancer. We all know this as a fact.
3. Switching from tobacco to e-cigarettes will significantly improve your health.
Some people may debate, but honestly, I think this is a fact, based on the science.
Maybe there hasn’t been any long term studies done on the impact of e-cigarettes, but I have no doubt in my mind that e-cigarettes are a far healthier alternative to tobacco.
It is better to completely avoid nicotine, but as long as you are going to use it, don’t smoke tobacco. Use an e-cigarette.
4. E-cigarettes are not marketed towards kids.
This is one the stupidest arguments I’ve seen. Just because nicotine juice for e-cigarettes comes in various flavors does not mean that it’s made for kids. Adults appreciate different tastes as well.
I have yet to see a single advertisement that markets this device towards kids. In fact, the device itself is very anti-kid. It is expensive and can be fairly complicated to use. If you shop around, you can start vaping for around $30, but realistically, it’s going to cost far more than that.
In comparison, it is cheap and easy for kids to buy and smoke tobacco.
Kids don’t start smoking for the nicotine. They smoke to be ‘cool’ and ‘rebellious’. Why in the world would a teenager use an e-cigarette?
5. E-cigarettes are a great way to quit smoking tobacco.
In the US, e-cigarette retailers and manufacturers don’t talk about the health benefits because they don’t want the FDA to regulate the product. But the reality is that a huge percentage of people who switch to e-cigarettes quit smoking tobacco. I have heard hundreds of people say that the day they starting vaping, they quit tobacco. That includes me. The day I got my first e-cigarette in the mail, I completely quit smoking tobacco.
That is simply amazing. We all know that quitting smoking is incredibly hard. The smoking cessation industry involves an incredible amount of money because it is so difficult to quit smoking. Yet, e-cigarettes is a product that is safe (well, far safer than tobacco) and actually works.
As a result, everyone who is currently making money off worthless smoking cessation products are going to work their asses off to stop the sale of e-cigarettes. Pharmaceutical companies care about making money.
6. The success of e-cigarettes will cost many companies and the government a huge amount of money.
This is the number one problem facing the e-cigarette. Currently, the US government, Big Tobacco and pharmaceutical companies make a ridiculous amount of money off the tobacco industry. Billions of dollars. Countless people depend on tobacco for their jobs.
These people don’t want e-cigarettes to be successful. They don’t care that millions of people die because of tobacco related cancer. They care about the money and their jobs.