Government backed study shows benefits of vaping but does it matter?

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In a study that was partially funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health researchers have said that the benefits of vaping outweigh the risks.

“Current evidence suggests that there is a potential for smokers to reduce their health risks if electronic cigarettes are used in place of tobacco cigarettes and are considered a step toward ending all tobacco and nicotine use,” said study researcher Thomas Eissenberg, co-director of the Center for the Study of Tobacco Products at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

But does any of this matter? Does the issue of vaping and e-cigs have more to do with money than the health of our country? As I’ve said before I feel that if more smokers switch to vaping or e-cigs rather than continue to use tobacco a lot of organizations that claim to be for the public good will see decreased funding. Not only that but the government will see decreased revenues since tobacco is taxed so heavily.

I feel that we are fighting a losing battle. FDA regulation is inevitable based on money alone. The only question now is how restrictive will that regulation be?

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