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E-Cigarettes Will Revolutionize The Face Of Tobacco Smoking And Could Pose A Threat To the Smoking Cessation Market

The above title may seem to be fictional, but is an actual section title within a recent pharmaceutical industry report


GAINESVILLE, FL — (OfficialWire) — 06/02/09 — Whenever the term “e cigarette” comes into play in a conversation, the word “controversy” comes to mind due to the negative press put out about this new invention, but what are the underlying facts of this controversy? The American Cancer Society; the American Heart Association, and the American Lung Association have all had experts state that there is no proof that the e-cigarette is safe and that they may attract the youth of this nation and entice them to start smoking.


The facts are that they are not the “public health officials” they are reported to be. They are in fact private foundations that are not governmental in nature and the people or “experts” as they are referred to have in the past and are present operated by funding from large pharmaceutical companies. One pharmaceutical company in particular has a money trail of 99 million from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to these three special interest groups. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has an estimated 700 million worth of stock in Johnson and Johnson, whose products are probably found in your medicine cabinet at this very moment.

The two main points of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundations were that “(1) the Foundation encouraged its grantees to be activists; (2) advocacy was emphasized to bring about policy change”, and in their own chilling words, they “provided financial support and, in particular, funds to help lobbying efforts which the Foundation could not support directly.” Then there is the title of this release where the e cigarette industry is looked upon as a threat to their revenues.

The e cigarette industry has sponsored three known studies on the products to prove that they are safe and the studies are public. The studies were completed by two different government approved clinical studies labs, one in the United Kingdom, LPD Lab Services, which is governmentally certified by the United Kindom Accreditation Service. In the UKAS’s own words, “accreditation by UKAS demonstrates the competence, impartiality and performance capability of these evaluators.” In light of this, the accusations that the study was biased due to it being funded by the brand that was being tested can be considered to be without merit and much the same can be said for the tests performed in New Zealand, since they were also performed by a internationally recognized company called Health New Zealand.

Health New Zealand was founded by Dr Murray Laugesen in 1995 after serving a full 18 years as an established medical officer in the Ministry of Health and in the Public Health Commission. He is one of the most recognized anti-smoking health practitioners in New Zealand and Australia and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a medal from the World Health Organization in 1998 “for achievements deemed worthy of international recognition in promoting the concept of tobacco-free societies.” Dr. Laugesen claims that after having performed tests on e-cigarettes, they are 100 to 1,000 times safer than commercial tobacco cigarettes.

Considering that the pharmaceutical smoking cessation market is a 3 billion dollar cash cow annually, is it any wonder why millions of people are questioning special interest groups and the FDA about their stance on e-cigarettes?

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