Studies have shown that the availability of flavors is perhaps the single most important factor for those who successfully quit cigarettes by switching to vaping. But how do we protect our children from products that are not designed for them, while making sure adults who need those products continue to have access?
That is the question surrounding the current debate around e-cigarettes and vapor products. And California’s legislators, in their rush to protect our kids, are missing the point of vapor products by banning flavors.
There is no question that we should keep vapor products out of the hands of our kids. There is also no question that smoking still kills more than 500,000 Americans a year.
California’s legislators must figure out a way to protect our children, while still giving adult smokers a fighting chance at quitting combustible cigarettes.
Vaping is perhaps the most effective method for quitting cigarettes. Unlike cigarettes, vapor products offer both open and closed system modulated products that allow users to gradually wean themselves off of nicotine at their own pace with products that are at least 95% safer. This can be particularly helpful for long-time smokers who switch to vaping as a way to transition away from nicotine entirely. In fact, many vapor products do not contain nicotine at all…
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