These are tough times for electronic cigarettes. More and more US states are voting to have electronic cigarettes banned in public places, and the FDA is threatening to regulate them as tobacco products, although there isn’t any tobacco in them. Anyway, the point is it’s good to hear something positive being said about e-cigarettes, especially when it comes from a reputed source like Britain’s Royal College of Physicians.
Following a decision of one of the UK’s largest companies to ban its employees from using e-cigarettes at their desks during work hours, Professor John Britton, chairman of the Royal College of Physicians Tobacco Advisory Group said that electronic cigarettes have the potential to save millions of lives. Deadline News quoted him as saying: “The likelihood is that smoking electronic cigarettes is better than smoking tobacco. Electronic cigarettes have the potential to save lives. The concept of nicotine replacement is powerful and good.” It’s statements like these that can really make a difference in the way personal vaporizers are perceived nowadays. Unfortunately, they don’t come very often, or at least not as often as reports and speculation about the potential harmful effects of e-cigarettes.
Like the Ashtray Blog points out, the negative views on e-cigs may have something to do with the variety of low-quality products usually found in small stores and gas stations. They don’t comply with current regulations, and something tells me they don’t test their e-liquid as thoroughly as they should. This really does harm the general image of vaping, and most importantly, puts people lives in danger. Premium e-cigarettes may seem a little expensive, but you really get your money’s worth, and in the long run, you’ll be actually saving a lot.
Let’s hope people with the power to decided the fate of electronic cigarettes hear the positive things Professor Britton had to say about them…