Visitors Now:
Total Visits:
Total Stories:
Profile image
By Capital Research Center (Reporter)
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:

The Assault on E-Cigarettes

Friday, September 30, 2016 7:10
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

(Before It's News)

E-cigarettes have a lot of enemies, some of whom make for strange bedfellows: Bureaucrats, Big Tobacco, and now…liberals?

Jason Healy, president of Blu Cigs, and Craig Weiss, president of NJOY, were recently grilled by the Senate Commerce Committee. Senators accused the companies of targeting kids by putting flavors in their e-cigs and placing ads during the Super Bowl and on a Sports Illustrated model’s swimsuit. This led Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) to assert, “You are using the same tactics and ads used by Big Tobacco that proved so effective.”

Actually, it’s the critics of e-cigs who are borrowing the tactics used against Big Tobacco.

Whether the cause is taking away Second Amendment rights or telling people what they can and cannot eat, liberals often brand their efforts as children’s campaigns.

For example, during the anti-smoking crusades of the 1990s, there was a widely cited study showing children could successfully match Joe the Camel to his product: Cigarettes. The study’s authors focused on just 23 six-year-olds—21 of whom made the Joe to Cigarette connection.

That is a surprisingly high number. However, a sample size of 23 toddlers is simply too small to be taken seriously. Furthermore, the results of this study were never replicated. Yet a single study—poorly designed and never repeated—became a major talking point for a movement.

Violators of the Constitution never stop at violating the rights of bad guys. Eventually, using the same deceptive techniques, they come for the rest of us.

For more, you can read the September edition of “Green Watch” here.

This blog post was adapted from Part II of the September edition of Capital Research Center’s “Green Watch,” by Steven J. Allen.

Report abuse


Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories



Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.