By Nancy Thorner -
Public Health England last in August of 2015 became the first national government agency to endorse e-cigarettes as safer options for current smokers. Its report also dispelled several bogus anti-tobacco claims. Why is it that e-Cigarettes are seen as life-savers by the UK Government, but condemned by the US? Find out why by checking this recent article of Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
Brian Foitik, guest speaker at The Heartland Institute's event about "The Vaping War" on Wednesday, April 20 (see Part 1), linked the "war" on vaping to a happening 52 years ago when the Surgeon General recognized tobacco as a health issue, where upon tobacco was taxed at all levels of government. It was easy to levy a tax on tobacco because of the limited of individuals who smoked at the time. Nevertheless, even after a 52-year campaign of educating the public about smoking and related health issues through word-of-mouth, negative advertising, and marketing restrictions, there are still 40+ million smokers in this nation. 450,000 will die every years from tobacco-related illnesses. Although 70% of smokers want to quit; a majority have tried to quit but weren't successful.