measures, despite the already-existing basis for informed policy measures. They provide very poor rolemodels." ² David Sweanor, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa and former legal counsel for Nonsmokers Rights Association. He has worked with the International Union Against Cancer, the World HealthOrganization, and the Pan American Health Organization on the issue of tobacco harm reduction (from aninterview with ecigarettedirecto.co.uk/interviews/david-sweanor.html#ixzz0eaK16BJ0)³Though it is likely that the health risks of long term use of e-cigarettes are negligible, whatever small risk thereis, is beside the point. The point is that whatever risk there may be, that risk is so much smaller than that of smoking. Smoking has so many health risks that any article about e-cigarettes that ignores the comparisonimpedes the progress toward a healthier population." ² Paul Bergen, M.Sc., M.L.I.S. is a Research Associate at the Public Health Sciences at the University of Alberta. His research explores health mis- and disinformation in the media concentrating on but not limited totobacco issues. Together with Carl Phillips, he operates the TobaccoHarmReduction.org website.³We of course know that long-term use of nicotine poses a small, a very small but non-zero risk of somecardiovascular diseases, so I suppose you could call that a side effect which is predictable for the long run, butthat's a total risk which is down in the range of drinking coffee, nothing remotely similar to the risk fromsmoking cigarettes.´ ² Dr. Carl V. Phillips, epidemiologist, health policy researcher, Associate Professor at the University of Alberta Department of Public Health Sciences (TobaccoHarmReduction.org)³The FDA failed to mention in its press conference that the levels of tobacco-specific nitrosamines (thecarcinogens) detected in electronic cigarettes were extremely low, below the level allowed in nicotinereplacement products, such as nicotine patches, inhalers and gum. The agency is not threatening to take nicotine patches or gum off the market, although they too contain detectable levels of carcinogens.The nicotine in electronic cigarettes and FDA-approved nicotine replacement products is derived from tobacco,which makes traces of some tobacco carcinogens essentially inevitable.The level of the same tobacco-specific nitrosamines in conventional cigarettes is at least 300 to 1,400 timeshigher than what has been detected in electronic cigarette cartridges. In other words, you would have to smokeas many as 1,400 electronic cigarettes to be potentially exposed to the same amount of these carcinogens assmoking one conventional cigarette." ² Dr. Michael Siegel, professor at Boston University School of Public Health, who has more than 20 years of experience In tobacco control.(http://www.emailwire.com/release/26503-When-Smoke-Clears-ECigarette-Foes-Hazardous-To-Health.html)³Dr. Thomas Stern treats emphysema patients at Carolinas Healthcare System in Charlotte. He says an e-cigarette is the best stop-smoking tool he's seen.
¶Because it addresses two issues: One, is the nicotinereplacement issue. And then the other is (the) behavioral issue. The gums, the patches, the inhalers do not have