Having solved all of the world’s pressing public health problems, the American Lung Association (ALA) has determined their next target – actor Leonardo DiCaprio. If vaping has helped DiCaprio quit or significantly reduce his cigarette consumption, public health organizations should be celebrating his decision to switch, not condemning it. Misguided activists at the ALA should leave Leonardo DiCaprio alone.
The levels of benzaldehyde that a daily vaper is exposed to are over 1,000 times less than what a worker is allowed to be exposed to. Additionally, even the lead author of the study disputes that these findings support a belief that vaping could be as hazardous as smoking.
This letter originally appeared on Madison.com on February 11, 2015. Dear Editor: Chris Walker deserves credit for truthfully informing readers that vapor products, otherwise known as electronic cigarettes, are clearly less hazardous than smoking. (“Adding e-cigarettes to smoking ban is the right thing to do”) However, in arguing for Wisconsin’s smoking ban to apply to […]
Q: Is vaping safer than smoking cigarettes? A: Even the most ardent of e-cigarette and vapor product opponents generally concede that all scientific evidence points to vapor products being far less hazardous than smoking cigarettes. Even Mitch Zeller, Deputy Director of the Center for Tobacco Products of the Food & Drug Administration has commented, “If […]
This letter originally appeared in the Journal Gazette on December 29, 2014. By answering “maybe” to the question of whether vapor products, otherwise known as e-cigarettes, are safer than combustible cigarettes, Jill Leal of Tobacco Free Allen County exemplifies much of what is wrong with tobacco control’s misguided war on vaping (“It is not candy,” […]