The AVA and the Tennessee Smoke Free Association (TSFA) recently criticized the Tennessee Department of Health for misleading smokers about the risks of vapor products.
The Tennessean’s Todd Barnes reports:
TSFA, in conjunction with the American Vaping Association, disputes the Health Department.
“By inexplicably portraying nicotine as the primary risk factor in smoking — rather than the smoke and tar created by combustion — the department of health sends an irresponsible message to the over one million smokers in Tennessee,” Dimitris Agrafiotis, TSFA executive director, said in a press release. “This deceit not only impacts adult smokers who may be scared away from using e-cigarettes, but also could result in smokers believing that FDA-approved quit methods like the nicotine patch and gum are harmful due to presence of nicotine.”