The CDC, or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has never been totally on board with e-cigarettes, though lately they have been on a tear to keep smokers from transitioning. While it is clearly understood that as a major institution for the international health community, they cannot back anything without scientific reasoning, it is rather astounding that they would choose to be so certainly adamant about users not using electronic cigarettes.
Currently, they are negatively targeting the industry by producing negative advertisements and trying to urge people from using these devices by wrongfully associating electronic cigarettes with tobacco products. While to the naïve or those who are not aware, e-cigarettes do not contain tobacco, and even though they work similarly, enabling users to have an alternative nicotine delivery device, these products do not belong in the same category as tobacco cigarettes.
The CDC furthers their misinformation by saying that alternative cigarettes should be avoided because the long-term effectiveness, safety, and results are yet to be seen. And yes, they may not have a long-term evidence to prove anything, positive or negative, simply knowing that they do not contain the thousands of toxic chemicals cigarettes do, and the fact that there is no tobacco, is enough of a reason to use them for most smokers who have switched over.
Any responsible electronic cigarette company in any aspect of this niche market would not promote their product in a way that guarantees safety, cigarette cessation, or any kind of not scientifically backed fact. While the industry is just around a decade old, millions of smokers have turned to e-cigarette’s in an effort to get away from tobacco.
As part of this industry, we feel it is our responsibility to provide unbiased research, information, and electronic cigarette news for those who are interested in knowing more about the products in the industry, how things work, research as it gets published by institutions and about how these products are helping smokers successfully live lives of better quality.
Even without proof and long-term studies and research, the majority of these people who have switched to vapor have done so because they have found a great number of benefits in doing so. And while the CDC continues with these cheap shots and scare tactics, smokers who are aiming for other ways to go about things will continue to turn to smokeless electronic cigarettes as an alternative.