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OKLAHOMA CITY – A new paper from the R Street Institute, a national research group, aggressively defends e-cigarettes.
E-CIG RESEARCH: A new study from the R Street Institute makes the case of e-cigarettes a tool in Tobacco Harm Reduction strategies for public health.
Dr. Joel Nitzkin’s analysis broadly counters attacks on e-cigarettes, which have mounted in recent months. Time will tell if the study’s conclusions offset or ameliorate the impact of those attacks.
Nitzkin calls the e-cigs a tool in tobacco-harm reduction and pointed criticism at some of the most often-referenced events or studies assailing the safety of “vapor” devices.
Release of Nitzkin’s analysis for R Street Institute comes in the midst of discussion here in Oklahoma of e-cigarette bans in public settings, including parks. Such ordinances have passed in the communities of Ada and Shawnee, but a proposal in Tahlequah was pulled from the city council agenda last week.
The thing that surprises me the most is that the anti-ecig groups haven't jumped on the "OMGZ it's ANTI-FREEZE!!" wagon...because many of the e-liquids use a base dilution material known as Propylene glycol, same stuff that your 100,000 mile anti-freeze has in it haha.