“As director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, [Tom] Frieden has a ready-made platform for spreading his views about the dangers of vaping,” according to an article in the Los Angeles Times. “Still, Frieden rattled off five reasons why e-cigarettes are as dangerous as tobacco cigarettes:”
–“If they get another generation of kids more hooked on nicotine and more likely to smoke cigarettes, that’s more harm than good,” he said.
–“If they get smokers who would have quit to keep smoking instead of quitting, more harm than good.
–“If they get ex-smokers who have been off nicotine to go back on nicotine and then back to cigarettes, more harm than good.
–“If they get people who want to quit smoking and would have taken medicines to think e-cigarettes are going to help, but they don’t, more harm than good.
–“If they re-glamorize smoking, it’s more harm than good.”