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Quotes From the Experts

Quotes From the Experts

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Quotes, from Doctors that are supportive of e-cigarettes, report that smoke and tar causes cancer not nicotine.
Quotes, from Doctors that are supportive of e-cigarettes, report that smoke and tar causes cancer not nicotine.

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 QUOTES FROM THE EXPERTShttp://www.righttovape.com"We have every reason to believe the hazard posed by electronic cigarettes would be much lower than 1% of that posed by [tobacco] cigarettes." ² Dr. Joel Nitzkin, Chair, Tobacco Control Task Force, American Association of Public Health Physicians(http://www.ecassoc.org/resources/quotes/
 
) "Cigarette smoking remains the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States today. Anyalternative acceptable to addicted smokers should be taken seriously. Instead of condemning the e-cigarette, theFDA should be sponsoring studies to evaluate its safety and efficacy -- leaving it on the market in the interim." ² Dr. Elizabeth Whelan, President, American Council on Science and Health(http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/aug/06/fda-smoke-screen-on-e-cigarettes/
 
) ³They [people who use electronic cigarettes] are not going to die from an e-cigarette ± but they could dietomorrow from a heart attack due to their smoking. The carcinogens that we have found are in very, very smallquantities, just above the level of detection.´³Switching to e-cigarettes with nicotine continued, can be expected to reduce lung cancer risk the same asaltogether quitting cigarettes without e-cigarettes.´ ² Dr Murray Laugesen, Health New Zealand(http://www.healthnz.co.nz/)"An electronic cigarette would have to be so toxic to even come close to what cigarettes do to you, I'm not surewhat all the belly-aching is about....The [FDA] analysis found that several of the cartridges contained detectable levels of nitrosamines. Detectablelevels of nitrosamines. Yes, there are nitrosamines in tobacco. Yes, we think nitrosamines--which you're goingto find in hot dogs and sausages--also might cause cancer, but not like cigarettes do!They're going to have to beat me over the head to say it's anywhere near as dangerous as cigarettes....´ ² Dr. Dean Edell, host of America's second most popular syndicated radio talk show, The Dr. Dean EdellShow, who has won numerous awards, including the American Cancer Society recognition award, theAmerican Heart Association award, and other prestigious medical and media awards (transcribed from Dr.Edell¶s radio program(http://www.tji-java-ide.com/e-cigarette/edell.html
 
)"If there is anyone who believes cigarettes are no more hazardous than e-cigarettes I¶d recommend a remedialcourse in basic sciences. For anti-nicotine campaigners who say we need to wait for more research I would point out the way they are proving Nietzsche correct ± we take on the attributes of our enemies. Cigarettecompanies spent decades making spurious claims that we need µmore research¶ before we could move on policy
 
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.
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¶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
 
the same feel, look, quality of the device so that it would help with the behavioral aspects of smokingcessation.¶´ ² National Public Radio, August 13, 2009http://wfae.org/wfae/19_100_0.cfm?id=5343&action=display
 ³ASH supports a harm reduction approach to tobacco, that is, we recognise that whilst efforts to help peoplestop smoking should remain a priority, many people either do not wish to stop smoking or ¿nd it very hard to doso. For this group, we believe that products should be made available that deliver nicotine in a safe way, withoutthe harmful components found in tobacco. Most of the diseases associated with smoking are caused by inhalingsmoke, which contains thousands of toxic chemicals. By contrast, nicotine is relatively safe. Therefore, e-cigarettes, which deliver nicotine without the harmful toxins found in tobacco smoke, are likely to be a safer alternative to smoking. In addition, e-cigarettes reduce secondhand smoke exposure since they do not producesmoke.´ ² Action on Smoking and Health, U.K . (http://www.ash.org.uk/files/documents/ASH_715.pdf 
 
)³William T. Godshall, executive director of Smokefree Pennsylvania, said he finds the debate about e-cigarettesto be counterproductive. He agreed that clinical trials have not been conducted, but he finds it odd that agovernment that can't seem to regulate cigarettes - which are known to cause cancer - is upset over a much lesshazardous product.µThese e-cigarettes are at least 99.9 percent less deadly than cigarettes," he said. "Let's worry about the productsthat are actually killing people.¶´ ² From the Baltimore Sun(http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2009-05-18/news/0905170074_1_alternatives-to-smoking-cigarette-smoke-e-cigarettes/2)"Smokers smoke because they are addicted to nicotine in cigarettes, but it is the smoke, not the nicotine, whichcauses a long list of diseases, including lung cancer, heart disease, stroke and emphysema." ² New York State Health Commissioner, Richard Daines, M.D.(http://www.health.state.ny.us/press/releases/2008/2008-01-28_commissioner_petitions_fda_to_make_nicotine_therapies_easy_to_buy.htm) ³Nicotine is the addictive ingredient in cigarettes that keeps smokers hooked, but it's not the ingredient thatharms smokers' health," emphasized Ursula Bauer, Ph.D., M.P.H, director of the state's Tobacco ControlProgram. "With safe nicotine products, smokers can give up the smoke without giving up the nicotine.´ ² Ursula Bauer, Ph.D., M.P.H, director of the New York State Tobacco Control Program(http://www.health.state.ny.us/press/releases/2008/2008-01-28_commissioner_petitions_fda_to_make_nicotine_therapies_easy_to_buy.htm) ³It really would be a cruel irony if smokers who had switched to E-cigarettes were ... forced to revert tosmoking regular cigarettes.´ ² Dr. Adrian Payne, Managing Director of Tobacco Horizons, a Tobacco Harm Reduction ConsultingAgency (http://www.ecigarettedirect.co.uk/campaign/obama-letter.html#ixzz0eyQweoPO
 
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