Science VS WHO in the E-Cig Debate
In the news recently regarding electronic cigarettes, 53 top scientists from around the world wrote a letter to the World Health Organization (WHO) giving reasons and evidence as to why they believe negatively targeting the electronic cigarette industry, and labeling these devices as tobacco products would be a major disservice to the international public. Stating that the true benefits of these products have yet to be revealed, and they have the potential to change the way smokers smoke in a positive way, for the better.
While many people still are not convinced of the benefits of vapor cigarettes, these experts are certain they present less risks than their counterparts. They believe e-cigarettes have the ability to reduce and prevent many of the deadly diseases that are caused by smoking, and in terms of public health, e-cigarettes can potentially save lives. Why target something that has the ability to offer such positive opportunities for smokers?
Anyone, any smoker, any vaper can advocate, but having the international scientific community on your side adds major credibility. And above all, their reasoning makes total sense, electronic cigarettes are blatantly an alternative to traditional cigarettes, and do not contain any tobacco.
Also of interest is that Big Tobacco stands on the side of e-cigarettes on this one. While tobacco has been on the decline for over a decade, and even more so in recent years since e-cigarettes have become increasingly popular, even they believe that smokers should be entitled to a smoke-free alternative if they so choose. They also see classifying e-cigarettes as tobacco products a detrimental move as it may prevent smokers who wish to have an alternative from choosing them.
Their stance may seem rather open-minded for an industry generally known for it’s ruthess, profit-driven ways, however it could have something to do with the fact that many big tobacco names have extended into the e-cigarette market.
While we have yet to see what the future holds for e-cigarettes in the international landscape, and how they get classified, at the present time smokers are switching to these smokeless alternatives because obviously they are providing many benefits. If you are currently among them, South Beach Smoke offers a wide selection of alternative cigarette products and e-cigarette starter kits that can help you make the switch!