E-CIGARETTE POLICY BRIEF:  Seven Things Policy Makers Need to Know


E-CIGARETTE POLICY BRIEF:  Seven Things Policy Makers Need to Know

All references are hyperlinked to official WHO and government reports, and peer-reviewed studies

The death toll from smoking is enormous

illnesses, and indigenous peoples (American Lung Association)

Tobacco smoking is, by far, the world’s leading cause of preventable cancer, heart and lung disease

Harm reduction can reduce that death toll

Other examples of harm reduction include seat belts, bicycle helmets, parachutes, methadone and condoms

Safer nicotine alternatives help smokers quit

Forcing ex-smokers to vape tobacco flavor is like forcing recovering alcoholics to drink rum-flavored club soda

Teen vaping is undesirable, but not a crisis

If this assumption is correct, then US teen past 30-day ever-use is now lower than it was in 2015 (6 years ago)

Proposed policy “cures” are worse than the “disease”

Higher taxes, ‘flavor’ bans, and online/mail bans protect big tobacco’s main cash cow:  deadly cigarettes

Unintended consequences and logical inconsistencies

  • Probable outcome of ‘flavor’ bans:  Teen vapers will switch to THC vaping or to cigarette smoking; many adult

vapers will relapse to smoking; fewer smokers will quit; an illicit market (with no age-checks) will arise

  • The same organizations that claim teen vaping is a gateway to tobacco smoking, also claim tobacco-flavored

e-cigarettes repel teens (i.e., banning ‘flavored’ nicotine vapes will reduce teen vaping)

Definitions differ:  adult current use = daily or regular use; teen current use = past 30-day ever-use

Full context of adult products that teens use, but should not use

Teens should not vape, smoke, drink or use cannabis (and adults should try to avoid irrational moral panics)

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