Officials warn vapers of ‘variety of dangers,’ urge caution when using device to quit
Many health experts took issue with the surgeon general and CDC report, criticizing government officials for ignoring the positive impact vaping has on current smokers and the youth smoking rate.
“The CDC is using a fear-based outreach effort on e-cigarettes,” Dr. Edward Anselm, senior fellow at the R Street Institute, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “The risk to young people is overstated. The recent surgeon generals report had little to say about actual harm to young people. Public perception of the harm and risk of e-cigarettes is being shaped by this disinformation and many people now believe that e-cigarettes are as harmful as combustion cigarettes.”