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Gov't May Use Dubious Research To Attack E-Cigs, Report Claims

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Life Zette cited CEI's Senior Fellow Michelle Minton on electronic cigarettes.

Federal agencies and activist groups have been propping up dubious research in an effort to undermine the growing market for electronic cigarettes, according to a report released Wednesday from an advocacy group.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), based in Washington, D.C., released a report to show how spreading misinformation on e-cigs can even be a detriment to public health.

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The CEI report makes clear that research has yet to calculate the precise long-term risks associated with vaping. The vaping products currently on the market are still quite new and a great deal of study needs to be done about them and their affect on health.

But the report says the bulk of reputable scientific institutions are concluding that vaping is safer than traditional tobacco cigarette smoking. The report points to data from such groups as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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“E-cigarettes pose much less of a health risk than cigarette smoking, which kills nearly half a million Americans every year,” CEI senior fellow Michelle Minton, who authored the report, said in a statement.

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