ACS: Nicotine is not tobacco
“In this rapidly changing tobacco landscape, it is critical that consumers receive accurate information about different tobacco products and the role of nicotine in tobacco-related disease. Many consumers are misinformed about the harms of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS).”
The American Cancer Society (ACS) has not always been a pro-vaping organization. In fact, the ACS once held similar views to those of the present-day American Lung Association which seems to intentionally confuse nicotine with tobacco. One is a naturally occurring chemical found in eggplants and tomatoes. The other produces a tar-fill smoke that causes cancer.
Then in 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began making wild assertions that the popularity of teenage vaping was out-of-control. Mentions of teen smoking rates were rarely mentioned, largely because data published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was also showing a massive decline.
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