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Re: “What's that smell? Big tobacco's move on vaping

I see Concernedhere has been drinking the sensationalist kool-aid. The only health industry related individuals yelling that e-cigarettes are worse than burning tobacco are either funded by the pharmaceutical companies who are losing billions on nicotine replacement therapies, by Master Settlement Agreement funds which are dependent on cigarette sales, or both. Tobacco Free Kids? A nonprofit funded by the Robert Woods Foundation who owns Johnson & Johnson, and J&J just happens to own the company that manufactures and markets Nicorette. The ALA, AHA, etc.? Heavily funded by Pfizer. Every health department in this nation, including Arkansas', gets funds from the Master Settlement Agreement as well as entities like Tobacco Free Kids. Even the scientist that claimed e-cigarettes contained formaldehyde started backpedaling when questioned.

There are plenty of non-biased studies out there that prove e-cigarettes are many times safer than cigarettes if one looks. In addition, most states, including Arkansas a year or two ago, have passed legislation governing age restrictions. Those states that haven't were actually petitioned by health organizations like the ALA not to, believe it or not.

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Posted by Loree Holliday on 04/03/2015 at 8:02 PM

Re: “Pryor seeks control on liquid nicotine

Odd how no one mentions the 5,313 nationwide poison exposures to children under 5 via tobacco cigarettes, which they eat despite the lack of flavors and aren't required to come in childproof packaging, or the 667 poison exposures to nicotine pharmaceuticals by the same age group. Also odd that the New York Times article that Pryor refers to has already been debunked, since A)the 2013 numbers aren't even available yet according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, the group that manages the National Poison Data System and B) that 447 2012 number was for all exposures, not just the liquid and liquid exposures were exactly 12 across all age groups.

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Posted by Loree Holliday on 04/01/2014 at 2:25 PM


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