Leonardo-DiCaprio made entertainment and gossip news this week by vaping during the SAG awards in which he won an award for Best Actor. The American Lung Association called him out for ‘Deeply troubling’ conduct as seen in these reports.
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Dr Siegel says: “IN MY VIEW: American Lung Association Would Rather Have Smokers Die than Switch to Electronic Cigarettes”
Dr. Siegel a Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health and has 25 years of experience in the field of tobacco control. Writes a blog and several post are critical of both the American Lung Association and the American Cancer Society stating that
“The ALA is simply wrong in arguing that e-cigarettes have not been shown to help smokers quit. Not only have scientific studies confirmed that e-cigarettes have helped thousands of smokers quit, but the most rigorous study – a randomized clinical trial – demonstrated that e-cigarettes are at least as effective as the nicotine patch, a medication that the ALA does recommend.”
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A New York judge handed a victory to vapers Feb. 5, declaring vaping is not the same as smoking and e-cigarette use is not necessarily banned in all the same places as smoking.
An electronic cigarette neither burns nor contains tobacco,” said the court. “Instead, the use of such a device, which is commonly referred to as ‘vaping,’ involves the inhalation of vaporized e-cigarette liquid consisting of water, nicotine, a base of propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin and occasionally, flavoring.”
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Vaping Is Not Smoking: Anti-E-Cig Activists Dealt Blow After Judge’s Ruling
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) smoked a vaporizer while defending the use of them on airplanes during a Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure meeting Feb. 11. (Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure)
“So this is called a vaporizer,” Hunter said . “There’s no combustion, there are no carcinogens … there is no burning, there is nothing noxious about this whatsoever.”
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Reported By: http://arstechnica.co.uk/
British health officials said Wednesday that e-cigarettes are about 95 percent less harmful than smoking and added that they do not serve as a gateway or “route into smoking for children or non-smokers.”