Surgeon general’s e-cigarette report panned as ‘truly terrible’
Dr. Edward Anselm, senior fellow a the R Street Institute, says use of cigarettes and e-cigarettes is at an all-time low. He also highlighted a link between the two: “Young people who try e-cigarettes are more likely to experiment with other adult behaviors, including smoking. If there were no e-cigarettes, they would go straight to smoking.”
University of Michigan researcher Dr. Ken Warner says the surgeon general ignored a landmark study from England which could be a game-changer for the United States.
“The Royal College of Physicians issued a report in which they concluded that e-cigarettes were likely 95 percent less dangerous than smoking, and should be used by smokers to try to get off of cigarettes, if they have been unable to do so otherwise,” Warner told Watchdog.org.