“Smokers Should Be Encouraged” to use electronic cigarettes – Huffington Post

“I continue to think that there are ample good reasons to treat e-cigs as a class of products that are much less dangerous to health than are cigarettes and that smokers should be encouraged to use them instead of cigarettes as soon as possible.”  That’s not me talking, it’s Lynn T. Kozlowski, Ph.D., the dean of the School of Public Health and Health Professions at the University at Buffalo, SUNY in a recent Huffington Post article.

In E-cigs vs. Cigs: Cut Through, Cut In, Cut Down, Cut OutKozlowski acknowledges the contradictory viewpoints that surround the use of electronic cigarettes, even from within the publication he is writing for, but is outspoken in his support of ecigs as a smoking cessation tool.  Much of the article focuses on the idea of quitting cigarette entirely, not just cutting back, and then delves further into why the FDA should be very careful about deciding to regulate electronic cigarettes.

In all, it’s a positive article that  treats the electronic cigarette as the great alternative to smoking that it is rather than the dangerous gimmick that so much of the media portrays it as.  It’s well worth the read.

1 comment

  1. Adersony says:

    Yes, I agree with Lynn T. Kozlowski because electronic cigarettes not only reduce your chances of contracting lung diseases but also help reduce air pollution as no smoke is emitted, hence the need to encourage smokers to adopt the use of e-cigars.