California health officials have decreed that electronic cigarettes are hazardous to one’s health, and that they should be regulated like other tobacco products on the market.
Many people believe that making the switch is the healthy option, and that there are no serious health risks when smoking these devices, but The California Department of Public Health has stated that e-cigarettes emit cancer-causing chemicals and cause users to become addicted to nicotine.
The report given by the California Health Board States, “Without action, it is likely that California’s more than two decades of progress to prevent and reduce traditional tobacco use will erode as e-cigarettes re-normalize smoking behavior,” saying how many young patrons will become addicted to nicotine if these products do not become regulated in the future.
California has already banned the sell of these e-cigarettes to minors, but the California report plans on restricting the marketing and sale of e-cigarettes, and plans on placing regulations on the protection of accidental ingestion of this liquid nitrogen. They will also work on educational services that will inform the public of the dangers of the devices.
Gregory Conley, President of the E-Cigarette Advocacy Group of American Vaping Association responded to the claims saying, “Despite the health officer’s false claims, there is ample evidence that vaping helps smokers quit and is far less hazardous than smoking. Smokers deserve truthful and accurate information about the relative risks of different nicotine products, not hype and conjecture based on cherry-picked reports.”
E-cigarettes have already been banned within public places throughout the country, and more and more states are starting to advertise the advisories about the potential health risks of vaping.
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