Electronic cigarettes have long been touted not only as a safer alternative to cigarettes but as a potential avenue by which existing smokers might quit. The industry, now worth $11.4 billion, hasn’t been hurt by this one-two pitch of safety and good public policy.
It’s all a lie. Research clearly shows that e-cigarettes are hurting a lot more than they help.
The Dartmouth College’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center told Bloomberg, that vaping has led more people to start a real smoking habit, rather than avoid tobacco or quit in favor of e-cigarettes.
When asked about the report, representatives from Reynolds American Inc., which owns market-leading e-cigarette Vuse, and competitor Altria Group Inc., maker of MarkTen and APEX, didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.
Naturally. That’s been their response over decades of killing people around the world. Why would they change now just because their technology has changed.