Americans Are Divided on Harms and Benefits of E-Cigarettes

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A new poll finds Americans are divided about the risks and benefits of e-cigarettes.

The HealthDay/Harris Poll found 43 percent of adults feel e-cigarettes are more dangerous than traditional cigarettes; 41 percent say the devices are healthier than traditional cigarettes; and 42 percent say they are an excellent way to quit smoking.

The poll found 85 percent of adults said they were concerned that the long-term health effects of e-cigarettes are unknown, while 83 percent said they were at least somewhat concerned about teens using e-cigarettes.

Last month, The Wall Street Journal reported the number of high school students who say they used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days has jumped 75 percent since last year. About 3 million—or 20 percent—of high school students are vaping, according to the findings. In contrast, last year 1.73 million—or 11.7 percent—used e-cigarettes, according to recently published federal data.

The Teen Vaping Trend – What Parents Need to Know

With the recent Monitoring the Future Study release indicating that nearly one in three 12th graders reported using a vaping device in the past year, it’s imperative that parents are informed of the potential dangers that can result from vaping.

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    Fr. Jack Kearney, M.Div., CATC IV, CATE

    October 11, 2018 at 4:44 PM

    “The HealthDay/Harris Poll found 43 percent of adults feel e-cigarettes are more dangerous than traditional cigarettes; 41 percent say the devices are healthier than traditional cigarettes; and 42 percent say they are an excellent way to quit smoking.”

    Ah, but what does the science say? Vaping is a relatively safe, evidence-based tool for smoking cessation. When the Partnership publishes mostly anti-vaping articles based on bullet points released from the people losing money become of vaping (Big Tobacco & Big Pharma) then what you are doing is encouraging smokers to keep on killing themselves.

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