Skip to comments.Donít let Big Tobacco hook a new generation on nicotine with alluring ads for e-cigarettes
Posted on 04/16/2014 4:08:52 PM PDT by Drango
The tobacco industry is sharply raising spending on advertisements and other marketing for electronic cigarettes to try to make smoking glamorous again and hook a new generation of Americans on nicotine.
If adults choose to vape inhale nicotine-laced vapor from battery-powered e-cigarettes then they should be free to do so.
Public health authorities are especially worried about such ads effect on teens. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that from 2011 to 2012, the percentage of high school students who have tried e-cigarettes more than doubled to 10 percent.
It is frankly appalling, said CDC Director Tom Frieden. Nicotine is highly addictive. If kids have more access to nicotine, they are quite likely to have a lifetime addiction to tobacco products, including cigarettes.
The second coming of tobacco marketing is pouring millions into adland, Advertising Age reported. ~snip
Promoting e-cigarettes also risks encouraging smoking, in general. Some current smokers will be less inclined to quit if they can vape in places where combustibles are banned.
Furthermore, the CDC was unhappy to find that many former smokers are now using e-cigarettes.
We are very concerned that under the guise of reducing harm, [e-cigarettes] will actually increase smoking, Frieden said.
Still, the biggest concern about e-cigarettes is the young. Researchers have established that nicotine damages adolescent brain development, and that teens are more vulnerable than adults to getting addicted.
The FDA should impose a nationwide ban on selling e-cigarettes to people younger than 18. More than half the states, including Maryland and Virginia, have some form of age limit already. But other states and the District do not. ~snip
Vape if you want. Thats your business.
But dont give tobacco companies free rein to profit by manipulating the publics mind and jeopardizing its health.
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It’s for the children. We just don’t know how to tax it yet to pay for children’s programs.
Seeking The Outer Limits of control, for the childrun.
“Some current smokers will be less inclined to quit if they can vape in places where combustibles are banned.”
This misleading and nonsensical statement shows that this is all about social control, and not about protecting health.
Vaping is not smoking (no combustion involved, and hence no harmful products of combustion). If a current smoker switches completely to vaping from smoking (and many do), then they have quit smoking, even though they are still dosing themselves with nicotine.
Haven’t heard of the need to reduce the allure of marijuana to “a new generation”. Politicians are talking about legalization as a way to lure a new generation of voters to the polls (as if no other issue matters to them, especially the national debt that they will inherit).
Considering that the majority of adult Americans are ignoramuses who voted Democrat, one must conclude that their children will also be ignoramuses and Democrats when they reach adulthood (e.g. the generation of entitlement). So, let them smoke.
Ah, the NWO/CIA’s WaPo wants to tell us that
a) we aren’t allowed to smoke real tobacco
b) we can be naughty and smoke their chemicals
c) it’s naughty for kids to smoke their chemicals. note to kids, it’s cool to smoke new world order chemicals, but not real tobacco
d) pot is fine
e) they know some people will smoke real tobacco anyway, which allows NWO to classify those people as criminals
f) keep working, paying interest, taxes and fines
g) do as NWO tells you
The issue here is actually taxes.
Cigarettes are very heavily taxed at both the state and federal level. The E-smokes are not taxed. So if smokers all switch to the electronic versions the taxes disappear.
It has nothing to do with safety, it has to do with not having as much dosh to bribe lo-fo constituents and actually having less control over people’s lives
This is the same reason that many environmentalist don’t like bicycles. A bike gives you freedom to go where you want, like a car but slower. A bus or subway means you can be tracked and only go where the system takes you.
Anything that the individual does by him(her)self that they enjoy, or provides them with fulfillment, must be eradicated. Nothing is valid or allowed unless it is sanctioned and controlled by the collective.
In the end totalitarians lose and lose badly. ;-)
I can’t “vap” because they can’t vaporize a good Dominican cigar.
Would Vaping pot be approved then...seems like its the only smokeable product hedonists like.
“Big Tobacco” hates ecigs as much as “Big Pharma”. The nicotine in the e-juice can be sourced from many plants, not just tobacco. It is a threat to both of their interests.
As a Registered Respiratory Therapist, I have seen many of my patients (and myself) get off tobacco and taper down to zero nicotine using ecigs. Other methods may be preferable in one way or another but this works for many that have been unable to kick the habit in other ways.
These arrogant incompetent don't ever have to prove anything scientifically. The feel entitled to simply "proclaim" a scientific truth.
If the ecigs contain ZERO nicotine, can they still tax it?
They are flummoxed by their science ignorance.
Their bottom line is simply ways to tax more without ever having to justify its legality.
"In the year 2525
If man is still alive..."
I’m sure big tobacco has plans for the marijuana market.
Not nearly as big as the plans from the Federal, State and local taxmen...
My granddaughter, who will be a freshman next year, and I had a talk last week. She was telling me about all the ‘stoners’ at her school. This is an upper middle class junior high. Haven’t heard anything anywhere about this epidemic, except from her.
Moronic. A pack-a-day smoker spends $5/day ($13 in NYC), $150/month, $1800/year. An e-cig smoker spends $30 about 4 times a year for the cig itself, and about $8 per bottle of oil, which lasts for about a week or so... (4 x 30) + (8 x 52)... that’s $120 + $416 = $536 per year, instead of $1800 per year. Why on earth would any “big evil corporation” work to cut their revenues by 2/3?
Vaping oils that contain THC (the active ingredient in marijuana) are already being made.
The liberals assume that Soylent Green made from smokers will have to be sold at a loss by the government because it won’t taste as good.
I, however, figure it will get a premium price for it’s nicotine content.
I have not had a cigarette since October. Vaping has really helped me. I have tried patches gum you name it without success, but vaping has. I can even vape in the office. I am tapering my nicotine content. I was at 18 now I am down to 12.
The FDA - Federal Drugged Agency. Another agency that needs to be disbanded. The FDA should go into the Department of Commerce.
LOL. That’s true.