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Will e-cigarettes get more popular?

An article on e-cigarettes just published by the world's leading academic journal Science last week may give some answers to this question. The article points out that e-cigarettes are not without risks, but they are relatively safe harm reduction products. The article states, "We cannot ignore the potential benefits of properly regulated new non-combustion nicotine products, and if they are properly regulated, they will have a huge impact worldwide." Even the most conservative estimates also show that assuming e-cigarettes can In the next decade, replacing most traditional cigarettes, 1.6 million smokers will be protected from premature deaths caused by smoking, and the health of 20.8 million people will be improved.

Scientific evidence shows that e-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than traditional cigarettes.

The author is very frank that the problems caused by e-cigarettes need to be resolved as soon as possible, but a one-size-fits-all ban on e-cigarettes does more harm than good. Smaller e-cigarette products, while leaving deadly cigarette products on the market, will not protect public health. "

16 million people in the United States are fighting various smoking-related diseases-cancer, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and other chronic diseases. However, this startling fact has not stopped people from smoking. Every day, more than 2,500 American teenagers start to smoke, and about 1,300 American adults die early because they cannot quit smoking. Globally, more than 8 million smokers have died prematurely in 2019 alone. But the cause of their death was not the nicotine itself, but other harmful substances in traditional cigarettes.

The UK Department of Public Health PHE has also released an Evidence review of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products 2018, which believes that e-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than traditional, so smokers are encouraged to change to e-cigarette . Participants in the report include British Tobacco and Alcohol Research Centre, British Cancer Research Centre, King's College London, Stirling University and other research institutions and universities.

Under reasonable regulation, e-cigarettes will have a huge impact on the world

The article calls, "Although uncertainty still exists, and although we may need decades to fully understand the long-term consequences of e-cigarettes, emerging science is already strong enough that the number of preventable smoking deaths in the world is still so large and harm reduction products are used "The advantages outweigh the disadvantages." Even the most conservative estimates suggest that assuming e-cigarettes can replace most traditional cigarettes in the next ten years, 1.6 million smokers will be protected from premature death from smoking, The health of 20.8 million people has improved. According to Science, it can be seen that the potential benefits of properly regulated and properly regulated new non-combustion nicotine products can have a huge impact globally. As of December 10, the United States CDC report showed that there had been 2,409 lung injuries and 52 deaths nationwide. CDC data indicate that the culprit of the related disease is the illegal THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) products popular on the black market, rather than the regular nicotine e-cigarettes.

Many aspects of the US policy discussions fail to meet the requirements, often failing to effectively differentiate between nicotine and THC products, adult and young smokers, the retail market and the black market. The result is a simple and crude ban on e-cigarettes, while traditional cigarettes remain on the market. This one-size-fits-all ban may push e-cigarette users to the black market, or re-cigarette smoking. As far as "nicotine is harmful to health", compared with other non-burning nicotine products that are less harmful, the most harmful nicotine product, burning tobacco products, should be controlled more strictly and strongly.

 

Author:MOTI Official