The US Surgeon General is Looking for More Revenue From the Tax Payers:
A report released by the US Surgeon General claim that young people need to reduce the use of e-cigarettes. Furthermore the report noting they have overtaken cigarettes to become the most commonly used tobacco products among this group. Here is what the first Surgeon General’s report on e-cigarettes use among young people, said. Young people are more vulnerable to the negative consequences of nicotine exposure.
Applying Their Strategies?
“We know a great deal about what works to effectively prevent tobacco use among young people,” the report said. Now we must apply these strategies to e-cigarettes. Smoking traditional cigarettes has plummeted among young people because of the use of e-cigarettes. Furthermore the report recommends that e-cigarettes be incorporated into existing smoke-free policies. As a result it prevents the young from accessing e-cigarettes. Such policies include imposing price and tax policies that discourage use. Especially relevant there is no good in raising taxes among young people smoking traditional cigarettes.
The New Report:
The report drew a swift and angry response from e-cigarette advocates. They argue that the use of e-cigarettes may have the potential to help people quit. E-cigarettes also lower the overall burden of death and disease caused by conventional cigarettes. Tar from smoking traditional cigarettes is the real cause of concern among young people. Especially relevant, there is no denying the use of e-cigarettes help young people smoking traditional cigarettes.
The long tradition of scientifically rigorous messages and reports from the U.S. surgeon general appears to have ended. In addition the report focuses on the young experimenting with e-cigarettes. Hence the report omits the opportunities for harm reduction these devices offer for adult smokers. Consequently there are some 40 million adults smoking traditional cigarettes.
Smoking Rates Have Gone Down from the Use of Vapor Products:
The report states that there is no evidence to support claims e-cigarettes help people quit smoking. Especially relevant there is no proof young people who begin vaping move on to smoking traditional cigarettes. To elucidate the nature of any relationship between e-cigarette and combustible tobacco product use, more studies are needed. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that e-cigarette use has risen among young people. As a result smoking rates have gone down.
According to the Centers of Disease Control Between 2011 and 2015, use of e-cigarettes rose. U.S. middle school student use rose to 5.3 percent from 0.6 percent. Use of combustible cigarettes among U.S. middle school students fell to 2.3 percent from 4.3 percent over the same period. High school students using e-cigarettes rose to 16 percent in 2015 from 1.5 percent in 2011. Over the same period, 9.3 percent of high school students reported smoking traditional cigarettes compared with 15.8 percent in 2011.
Look at the Statistics:
Because research related to e-cigarettes is so new, the report said, a “precautionary principle” should be employed. Therefore, this will prevent e-cigarette use among young people. “This principle is supposed to support intervention to avoid possible health risks when the potential risks remain uncertain. The overall smoking rate in the United States fell in 2015 to a record low of 15 percent. As a result, public health experts fear the low percent could be lost if young people become addicted to nicotine. According to the report young people using e-cigarettes will progress to using more damaging conventional cigarettes. E-cigarette advocates say it is entirely possible that the products contributed to the decline in smoking among young and old.
Reynolds American Inc, Altria Group Inc and Fontem Ventures, are among the leading manufacturers of the devices. Consequently, their use has grown quickly in the past decade. However, use of vapor devices among the population as a whole has helped many smokers quit in the United States.
Traditional Cigarette Companies are Turning to Vapor Products: