The American Lung Association (ALA) in Wisconsin, is telling the public that vaping is as hazardous as smoking, despite all the studies that indicate the opposite.
“There’s still a perception that e-cigarettes are less harmful than regular cigarettes and so for some kids who never would have tried smoking cigarettes they get the idea this might be a safer alternative.” said the director of tobacco control and public policy for the ALA in Wisconsin, Dona Wininsky, earlier this month.
Commenting about these statements on his blog, public health expert Dr. Michael Siegel referred to them as lies. “Clearly, the ALA is telling the public that kids are actually mistaken and that e-cigarettes are no less harmful than regular cigarettes. Of course, this also means that cigarettes are no more dangerous than e-cigarettes.”