Monday, June 29, 2015

Teens reacting to old cigarette ads and comparing them to current ad for e-cigarettes.

Click here to see teens reacting to old cigarette ads

Cigarette commercials have been banned from TV since the 1970's. While the first health reports of harm from smoking came in the early 1950's, it wasn't until 1964 with the Surgeon General's Report on Smoking that it became widely known that smoking caused lung cancer.

For many years there were no restrictions on tobacco advertising and the tobacco companies made many claims that have since been shown to be either false or an outright lie. Is the same thing happening now with e-cigarettes? There are currently no restriction on e-cigarette advertising and the manufacturers of e-cigarettes are making many claims that at this time we don't know whether they are true or not.

The question is should e-cigarettes have the same restrictions on advertising as cigarettes? Should their claims need to proven? Do we need to wait for another 20 years before seeing the harmful effects from vaping? Let me know what you think.

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