Summary of the article in black, my thoughts in purple! The Cochrane Review is an independent, non-profit collaboration of researchers from all over the world who work to find “credible” health information that is accessible to the general public. (We need more companies like this, one that is not swayed by the government but can educate people on the truth about vaping.) One of the researchers from England found that people who switch to vaping have an easier time putting down cigarettes. They also found that there are no serious side-effects, however the only studies that have been done...
Many studies have been published indicating that vaping e-cigarettes could be a less harmful alternative to smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes, but the reduced cost of ecigs and e-liquid also make vaping the smart choice. A Boston Globe Business report points out that, particularly when taking into account rising taxes and prices on tobacco cigarettes, ecigarettes provide a much more cost effective solution. Current savings vary depending on several factors: 1. State e-cigarette tax laws. 2. The brand of eliquid, and 3. The style of e-cig used. Unfortunately, with the growing popularity of e-cigs, this reality could change. There is a looming possibility that government bodies will impose new taxes on e-juice and electronic cigarette products as tax revenue from existing tobacco products declines.
With the increasing popularity and sales of e-cigs many states have drafted their own legislation in absence of federal regulations concerning the industry. Minnesota is currently the only state with a sales tax directed solely at targeting electronic cigarette sales, but as the e-cigarette sales boom continues other states may follow suit.
Fifty-three world leading scientists have written to UN World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Margaret Chan urging her not to classify e-cigarettes as tobacco products. In an open letter to the WHO, the scientists warn the health agency not to stub out electronic cigarettes. They argue that doing so would jeopardize a major opportunity to slash disease and deaths caused by smoking. The scientists say that e-cigarettes are "part of the solution" to worldwide tobacco addiction.