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Smoking (and European Regulation) kills

Smoking (and European regulation) kills By Matt Ridley Published on Tuesday, March 04, 2014, updated Tuesday, March 04, 2014 E-cigarettes deserve encouragement as a lesser evil My Times column is on harm reduction, Swedish Snus and e-cigarettes: Is this the end of smoking? Not if the bureaucrats can help it. Sweden’s reputation for solving policy problems, from education to banking, is all the rage. The Swedes are also ahead of the rest of Europe in tackling smoking. They have by...
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In fact, the CDC appears to be afraid to acknowledge this truth to the public. I can find no place on its web site that the CDC informs the public of the critical information that e-cigarettes do not contain tobacco and hence are not tobacco products.
— Dr. Siegel

How can a product that contains no tobacco be labeled a tobacco product?  Leave it to the U.S. Center for Disease Control to make this statement and to do it repeatedly.  The CDC has repeatedly made the argument e-cigarettes are tobacco products and therefore should be treated as tobacco products.

In an article, "CDC is Lying to the Public by Classifying Electronic Cigarettes as "Tobacco Products", Dr. Siegel lays bare the bogus assertion that e-cigarettes are tobacco based products.