Last week the New York Times had a series of articles in their Room for Debate section about whether e-cigarettes are a safer way to help smokers quit. Before that NPR’s Diane Rehm Show had guests on talking about Smoking in America but very pointedly focused on e-cigs. Both provided some healthy debate on and positively tried to stay
What seems to be clear is that the debate has shifted, due to the credible reduced harm nature of e-cigarettes in comparison to cigarettes, and the strong and growing appeal of e-cigarettes with smokers. In a world where there are very few perfect solutions and trade-offs need to be made, e-cigarettes seem to present a viable alternative for smokers that want to quit, may have tried unsuccessfully with existing therapeutic products, and would continue to smoke cigarettes if not for the availability of e-cigarettes.
Thoughtful public policy experts can and should consider how to insure e-cigarettes meet reasonable quality control standards, and advocate for more research on e-cigarettes. This need not be at the expense of pushing smokers back into cigarettes. Shifting from dogmatic positions to pragmatic ones can only help society and save lives.
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