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The Taboo E-Cig Issue No One is Talking About

The Taboo E-Cig Issue No One is Talking About

Did you know that 80 percent of smokers started smoking before age 18? According to our most recent statistics for 2013, there are 3,900 teenagers that start smoking every single day. In a survey of high school students, 23 percent said they had smoked in the last month. Even worse, 1 out of 5 teenagers that smoke report smoking 13 to 15 cigarettes a day. That’s definitely not casual tobacco use.

Despite all the money and energy we pour in the anti-smoking campaigns directed at teens, they just aren’t working. Maybe it’s because teens sometimes thrive on breaking the rules. The louder we insist they stop smoking, the more they decide to smoke anyway. If we really want to make a dent in the number of tobacco users, teenagers are the place to start. We could instantly eliminate 80 percent of smokers if we convinced teens not to use tobacco. But how?

That’s where electronic cigarettes enter the picture. Sure, it’s highly controversial, but it’s the benefit no one is talking about. What if e-cigs could be the key to keeping our teenagers from dangerous tobacco consumption? We’re certainly not advocating for passing out e-cigs to teenagers, but if high school students are already smoking, would you rather see them continue using tobacco or switch to an e-cigarette?

In a lot of ways, it’s like the old contraceptive debate. Should parents buy birth control pills or condoms for their teenagers? On one hand, some say you are encouraging your teen to have sex. That’s never a good move, right? But on the flip side, if they are going to have sex anyway, you want them to be protected from STD’s and unplanned pregnancy.

The same argument stands with electronic cigarettes. If they are going to use nicotine products anyway, wouldn’t it be counteractive to crack down on electronic cigarettes? There are a lot of people that would be appalled by the sheer thought of allowing teens to use e-cigs. And we’re certainly not suggesting that parents run out and buy starter kits and e-liquids for their kids.

However, if a parent discovers that their teenager is smoking, is it completely wrong to have e-cigs as an optional alternative? Let’s look at it from a logical standpoint. E-cigarettes eliminate 99 percent of the danger from cigarettes. While tobacco smoke contains over 7,000 recognized chemicals, e-cigs only have three basic components: nicotine, food-grade flavoring, and propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin.

Critics would argue that e-cigs are still dangerous because they contain nicotine. Politicians and e-cig opponents have cracked down on electronic cigarette manufacturers, claiming they are directing their marketing at teenagers and contributing to more teens smoking. However, this is a completely erroneous statement. While we certainly don’t want any teenager addicted to nicotine, isn’t the electronic cigarette the lesser evil? Surely it’s better for a teenager to puff on a tobacco-free, smoke-free e-cig than to inhale 13 to 15 toxin-laden cigarettes each day!

Today’s electronic cigarette companies do not market their products to minors and most brands even have age verification on the front page of their websites to insure that visitors are over age 18 before viewing products. Most retail vape stores won’t let teens even come inside. Undoubtedly, the majority of people support banning e-cig use from minors because it’s seen as a moral issue. They don’t want to put kids in harm’s way.

Still, it seems that we are dancing around a delicate issue. Should we be banning e-cigarettes left and right just to keep them away from teens? Is it better to let teenagers continue smoking cigarettes while we ban them from a much less harmful option? It seems silly to wage a war on teenage e-cig use, when the alternative is much more damaging.

It’s certainly controversial, but it is definitely worth having a dialogue to consider why everyone is so upset about teens using e-cigs. Electronic cigarettes aren’t a bridge to smoking, but they could provide a way out of dangerous tobacco use. We all need to be asking one question: How can we stop teenagers from smoking? Maybe the answer is any way that works.

What are your thoughts on this taboo topic? If you caught your teenager smoking on a repeated basis, would you consider e-cigarettes to prevent your teen from exposure to tobacco and tar?

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