Did the American Cancer Society Just Endorse Vaping?
Some vapers have gotten very excited this week about the American Cancer Society’s “new position” on vaping. Many are billing it as a major step forward in acceptance of e-cigarettes by a mainstream public health organization.
But is it really a major shift?
“Some smokers, despite firm clinician advice, will not attempt to quit smoking cigarettes and will not use FDA approved cessation mediations,” says the position statement. “These individuals should be encouraged to switch to the least harmful form of tobacco product possible; switching to the exclusive use of e-cigarettes is preferable to continuing to smoke combustible products.”