A KTUU Alaska Report
Alaska's department of health has been the worse in the nation on misleading it's citizens on the benefits of vaping versus smoking. Greg Conley President of the American Vaping Association said "They were putting out ads and they still are placing advertising that tried to deceive the public into believing that, if you're a smoker, there's no point in switching to vapor products because they're just as hazardous," Conley said.
The state's chief medical officer, Dr. Jay Butler said those statements were taken out of context. He agreed that vaping may be a good option for a 30-year smoker looking to make a safer change! "We do see more kids using e-cigarettes now than smoking, so e-cigarettes right now are the neatest, shiniest thing and they're kind of cool so in that sense they do provide a riskier alternative to cigarettes," Dr. Butler said.
Dr Butler how are the states children getting these vaping and e-cigarette products? The industry has regulated itself just like the tobacco industry selling to 18 and over-nationwide! Quit pointing to our youth as an example of the future of this product and start getting your citizens off the cancer sticks! If you truly cared about your Alaskan youth? Cigarettes, chewing tobacco and alcohol with all it's new wonderful flavors would be banned from the market. Look up the stats on what these products have done to your state and take the same strides you took with Marijuana, hoping to introduce a better alternative to it's proven killer alcohol.