PUF CIGS CALLS ON LAWMAKERS TO OVERTURN BAN ON E-CIGS
PUF CIGS CALLS ON LAWMAKERS TO OVERTURN BAN ON E-CIGS IN PUBLIC PLACES AFTER NEW STUDY FINDS THEY ARE HELPING PEOPLE TO QUIT SMOKING
Study conducted by University College London and mostly paid for by Cancer Research UK finds that people using e-cigs have 10% higher success rate than those using other smoking cessation aids.
Staten Island, NY: Michael Catoggio, owner of Puf Cigs, an electronic cigarette manufacturer based in Staten Island is asking lawmakers to overturn electronic cigarette bans after a newly released study conducted by University College London’s Epidemiology and Public Health Department found that people who used e-cigs to stop smoking tobacco had better success than those using over-the-counter aids such as nicotine replacement patches or gum.
Said Catoggio, “The University College London study demonstrates what many of us already knew – E-cigarettes are helping people to quit smoking. I know firsthand because they helped me. Now I am asking lawmakers throughout the United States to consider this very important fact and halt their assault on electronic cigarettes.”
According to the study reported in Reuters today, http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/20/us-health-ecigarettes-idUSKBN0E00UW20140520 20% of the people trying to quit smoking with the aid of e-cigarettes found success as opposed to only 10.1% of those using over-the-counter aids.
Catoggio continued, “For years lawmakers have been pointing to studies that tell us that smoking tobacco is harmful to our health. They place high taxes on tobacco products in order to pay for health care costs incurred from people who smoke tobacco and pay for smoking cessation products which have not proven to be extremely successful. Now we have a product which appears to be putting a dent in the $100 billion dollar a year tobacco industry and lawmakers around the country are trying to ban it in public places because they don’t know enough about it. That makes no sense and can actually undermine the end goal of trying to get Americans to stop smoking tobacco products.”
Based on the new information contained in the study, Catoggio wants lawmakers across the country to overturn bans on electronic cigarette use in public places until such time that the FDA produces information demonstrating that they are harmful.
“Since the introduction of the E-Cig in America in 2007, the US Department of Health has reported that smoking tobacco products among teens and adults have declined. Now we have a study of nearly 6,000 smokers, conducted by a legitimate organization which proves that electronic cigarettes help people quit smoking tobacco. How can lawmakers stand behind a ban of a product that is actually helping people achieve their goal? They have no basis for the ban and therefore they must overturn it.”
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