Huffington Post Hammers E-Cigs As Expensive, Unregulated, and Unknown

Want create site? Find Free WordPress Themes and plugins.

logo-huffington-post3An article run today in the Huffington Post — an online news aggregator — blasted electronic cigarettes as part of a piece on 12 Things The Tobacco Industry Would Like You Not To Know.  In addition to a poorly written title, the article was little more than a run down of some hastily researched and slapped together stats on smoking, tobacco farming, and outdated information on electronic cigarettes.

The article treats tobacco farming, smoking, and electronic cigarettes as all synonymous under the header of the tobacco industry.  Smoking presents a risk profile separate and distinct from other forms of tobacco use.  In fact, 99% of the harm caused by cigarettes comes from the act of smoke inhalation and almost none comes from the tobacco.  So tobacco farming can hardly be synonymous with smoking.  Electronic cigarettes often use a pharmaceutical nicotine.  Though this can be derived from tobacco (among other sources), it is so far removed that calling e-cigs tobacco products is like referring to caffeine-containing energy drinks as coffee.

The stuff about electronic cigarettes covers items 10, 11, and 12.  Each item comes with its own issues.

Number 10 argues that companies are now pushing expensive and unregulated electronic cigarettes.  A starter kit might cost upwards of $100.  This is largely misleading.  Starter kits can also be found for as little as $10 to $20 now.  And even the most expensive electronic cigarettes set ups tends to cost the user far far less than smoking — which in many places is taxed quite heavily.

Number 11 argues that electronic cigarettes come in a variety of flavors that could appeal to children and teens.  Again, this is somewhat correct.  Electronic cigarettes do have the luxury of offering a variety of flavors.  Although kids might find flavors enticing, studies are finding that kids interested in e-cigs are either already smoking or show a high likelihood to smoke.  This is a weak argument anyway, because we allow flavored alcohols on the market despite arguments that they entice underage youth to drink.

Number 12 argues that the health effects are unknown and some organizations claim that they’re nothing more than a gateway to nicotine addiction.  First, more is already known about the health effects of electronic cigarettes than conventional cigarettes because the ingredients of e-cigs are far fewer and simpler than those of cigarettes.  Second, a gateway can be and more often is a good thing.

This is not the first time the Huffington Post has run outdated, short-sighted, or misleading information on electronic cigarettes.  Let us not forget this poorly organized interview session.

Did you find apk for android? You can find new Free Android Games and apps.

You might also like More from author


  1. Cleta says

    I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoyed every
    little bit of it. I’ve got you bookmarked to look at new things you

  2. car diagnostics automobile says

    I absolutely love your site.. Very nice colors & theme.

    Did you create this site yourself? Please reply back as I’m planning to
    create my own website and would like to find out where you got this from or just
    what the theme is called. Many thanks!

  3. resorts network offers says

    Hurrah, that’s what I was exploring for, what a stuff!
    present here at this blog, thanks admin of this

  4. budget car rental says

    Spot on with this write-up, I seriously feel this amazing site needs much more attention. I’ll probably be back again to read more,
    thanks for the advice!

  5. maybe money says

    Hello! I’m at work surfing around your blog from my new iphone!
    Just wanted to say I love reading through
    your blog and look forward to all your posts! Carry on the excellent work!

  6. Anneliese says

    We’re a group of volunteers and starting a new
    scheme in our community. Your web site provided us with valuable information to work on.
    You’ve done an impressive job and our entire community
    will be thankful to you.

  7. says

    It is truly a great and useful piece of information. I am glad that you
    just shared this helpful information with us. Please stay us up to date like this.

    Thank you for sharing.

  8. says

    Fastidious respond in return of this question with genuine
    arguments and telling everything concerning that.

  9. says

    Normally I do not read article on blogs, but I wish to say that this
    write-up very forced me to check out and do so! Your writing taste has been surprised
    me. Thanks, very nice post.

  10. Luiz Gastao Bittencourt da Silva says

    Hi there everyone, it’s my first pay a quick visit at this web page, and paragraph is truly fruitful
    designed for me, keep up posting these types of posts.

  11. Latrice says

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts about travel diary.

  12. says

    Hi there! I know this is kinda off topic however I’d figured I’d ask.
    Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe
    guest authoring a blog post or vice-versa? My blog discusses a lot of the same subjects as yours and I believe we could greatly benefit from each other.
    If you’re interested feel free to shoot me an email.

    I look forward to hearing from you! Fantastic blog by the way!

  13. says

    Your method of describing everything in this paragraph is genuinely pleasant,
    all be able to effortlessly be aware of it, Thanks a lot.

  14. Heike says

    My spouse and I stumbled over here coming from a
    different page and thought I may as well check things out.
    I like what I see so i am just following you. Look forward to going over your web page yet again.

  15. says

    Wonderful website you have here but I was wondering if you knew of any message boards that cover the same topics talked about here?

    I’d really love to be a part of online community where I can get
    advice from other knowledgeable individuals that share the
    same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me know.


  16. says

    Hello are using WordPress for your site platform? I’m new to the blog world but
    I’m trying to get started and set up my own. Do you require any coding knowledge to make
    your own blog? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  17. Luiz Fernando Monteiro Bittencourt says

    Have you ever thought about writing an ebook or guest authoring on other websites?
    I have a blog centered on the same topics you discuss and would really like to have you share some stories/information.
    I know my audience would appreciate your work. If you are even remotely interested,
    feel free to send me an email.

  18. Alisha says

    Ahaa, its pleasant discussion concerning this article at this
    place at this website, I have read all that, so at this time me also
    commenting here.

  19. Jacklyn says

    First off I want to say terrific blog! I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask
    if you do not mind. I was curious to find out how you center yourself and clear your thoughts prior to writing.
    I’ve had a hard time clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out there.
    I do enjoy writing but it just seems like the first 10 to
    15 minutes are generally wasted just trying to figure out how
    to begin. Any recommendations or hints? Appreciate it!

  20. Elba says

    Why users still use to read news papers when in this technological globe
    all is existing on web?

  21. Autumn says

    Hurrah! In the end I got a webpage from where I be capable
    of really get helpful information regarding my study and knowledge.

  22. says

    Please let me know if you’re looking for a article writer
    for your blog. You have some really good articles and I think I
    would be a good asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d
    love to write some material for your blog in exchange for a
    link back to mine. Please blast me an email if interested.

  23. says

    I used to be able to find good information from your blog articles.

  24. Geoffrey says

    Thank you for some other excellent article. The place else could anybody get that kind of info in such a
    perfect approach of writing? I’ve a presentation next week, and I am on the search for
    such info.

  25. Ezekiel says

    I was wondering if you ever thought of changing the page
    layout of your blog? Its very well written; I love
    what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better.

    Youve got an awful lot of text for only having one or two
    images. Maybe you could space it out better?

  26. says

    Hi! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any problems with hackers?
    My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing several weeks of hard work
    due to no back up. Do you have any solutions to protect against hackers?

  27. Silvia Odete Morani Massad says

    It is appropriate time to make some plans for the future and it’s time to be happy.
    I’ve read this post and if I could I want to suggest you few interesting things or advice.
    Maybe you could write next articles referring to this article.
    I desire to read more things about it!

  28. Lelio Vieira Carneiro says

    I have read so many articles or reviews on the topic of the blogger lovers however
    this piece of writing is in fact a pleasant piece of writing, keep it up.

  29. Julius says

    Wow, marvelous blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
    you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your site is magnificent,
    let alone the content!

  30. says

    I know this website gives quality based content and additional information, is there any other site which gives such data in quality?

  31. Noah says

    Hello there! This is kind of off topic but I need some help from an established blog.
    Is it very hard to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty fast.
    I’m thinking about creating my own but I’m not sure where to start.
    Do you have any tips or suggestions? With thanks

  32. Arnulfo says

    Fine way of telling, and good piece of writing to take facts on the topic of my presentation topic,
    which i am going to convey in academy.

  33. says

    A person necessarily lend a hand to make critically articles I’d state.
    That is the first time I frequented your website page and so far?
    I amazed with the research you made to create this actual submit amazing.
    Great task!

  34. James Frazer-Mann says

    Thanks , I’ve just been looking for info approximately this topic for a long time and yours
    is the best I have found out so far. But, what about the conclusion? Are you certain concerning the

  35. http://блог.xn----7sbhhfc0bopmrlbe.xn--p1ai says

    I am really loving the theme/design of your weblog. Do you ever run into any browser compatibility problems?
    A number of my blog visitors have complained about my site
    not operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in Chrome.
    Do you have any tips to help fix this issue?

  36. resep makanan anak 18 bulan says

    Hello, i think that i saw you visited my web site thus i came to “return the favor”.I’m attempting
    to find things to enhance my web site!I suppose its ok to use some of
    your ideas!!

  37. says

    I was recommended this web site by my cousin. I’m not sure whether this post is written by him as nobody else know such detailed about my problem.
    You’re amazing! Thanks!

  38. foto cara cepat hamil says

    This is a topic which is near to my heart… Best wishes!

    Exactly where are your contact details though?

  39. loan term says

    When I initially commented I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I receive four emails with the
    exact same comment. There has to be a way you are
    able to remove me from that service? Many thanks!

  40. James Frazer Mann says

    Hi! Do you know if they make any plugins to protect against hackers?

    I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked
    hard on. Any suggestions?

  41. makanan awal untuk bayi 6 bulan says

    Thank you for sharing your info. I truly appreciate your efforts and
    I will be waiting for your further post thank you once again.

  42. says

    What’s up to every body, it’s my first pay a visit of this blog; this web site contains remarkable and genuinely excellent stuff in favor of readers.

Page 2 of 2 Previous

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.