I’m a little concerned that there’s apparently so little data on the long term effects of e-tobacco products.
From what I’ve heard, it seems clear that they are acting as a new pathway to nicotine addiction for young people, and that’s a serious problem. That’s why I think they shouldn’t get any breaks on advertising. We should be doing more to prevent people who aren’t already addicted to nicotine from using these products.
However, these are also a relatively new product. I suspect the recent deaths are mainly due to a bad practice of selling them with refillable cartridges, into which any kind of random garbage can be put. Is there reliable data to back this up?
I’m concerned that if we suddenly start cracking down on these products, people who are newly addicted will switch over to incendiary tobacco products, which we already know cause cancer, have second hand side effects, are terrible, and pretty much just make everything reek.
That’s why I want hard data on the cancer and second hand vape risks for e-tobacco products. We need to understand if they really are as dangerous as regular tobacco products before taking any careless regulatory actions.