February 11, 2014

Stanton A. Glantz, PhD

Obama allows e-cigs to pollute the air at White House dinner

Joanna Coles, editor of Cosmopolitan,  sent a Tweet showing e-cigarette use at a White House state dinner yesterday.
At a time that kid use of these products is exploding, President Obama should not be promoting nicotine addiction.  He should follow the cities and states that are including e-cigs in their clean indoor air policies.
By allowing this he is setting a terrible example for parents and their kids.



Vaping does not meet the criteria for addiction, and it sets the example for quilting, not smoking. Obama should be handing out ecigs.


<A dir="ltr" class="twitter-atreply pretty-link" href="http://tobacco.ucsf.edu/JoannaColes";@JoannaColes normalising smoking-NOT CHIC EVER! E-cigs aren't tested to prove safe! Too many youth vaping/becoming nicotine dependent! Boo!
Might I add that the staff should have been oriented by event organisers to direct all smoking/vaping to designated areas.&nbsp; I do not believe the President encouraged smoking/vaping though.
Let's just let him/proper event planning staff that the guest vaping does not set a good example of White House etiquette.
Thanks - Roxie


This and the White House push on far East trade agreements favoring tobacco makes me wonder.&nbsp;&nbsp;


E-cigarettes deliver the addictive drug nicotine, which has the same effects on the brain whether it is from a cigarette or e-cigarette.
Any the population-level data shows that people (especially kids) who use e-cigarettes are <em;less</em; not more likely to quit.

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