Unfounded Stigma Still Surrounds The Topic of Vaping

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#1

In a January 2017 article from The Guardian, Professor Linda Bauld discusses the stigma around vaping that not only is still present in public views of e-cigarettes, but has actually increased over the years.

Although vaping has been proven to be 95% healthier than smoking cigarettes, it seems that a large amount of the population is still confused as to the benefits of e-cigarettes for smokers.

You can read the full article here.


#2

Can’t understand how people think badly of vaping. I was a regular smoker for over 15 years, and no matter what I did I just couldn’t get off it. Vaping was the only thing that got me to quit. Doesn’t that count for anything?


#3

i love that Prof Linda Bauld wrote this. She is fully independent researcher and has dedicated over 2 decades of life to cancer research and tobacco harm reduction.


#4

It’s very unfortunate that this stigma still surrounds vaping in 2017. Unfortunately this means that the general population is not properly educated on the actual industry. As a long time vaper, I find myself providing information in regards to vaping to anyone who is willing to listen. One way to help end the stigma is to spread the word and educate!