Vaping Bans Raise Fear of Return to Smoking

I am shaking my head on this.

(emphasis mine)

Protests have cropped up across the country, as many vapers who rely on e-cigarettes as a smoking-cessation aid say bans put their health at risk and could fuel a black market for vaping products.

Some public-health and addiction experts worry that government responses to two health crises—a mysterious vaping-related illness and a surge in teen vaping—could have the unintended consequence of pushing adult e-cigarette users back to deadly cigarettes.

“I’ve seen both kids and adults go back to smoking cigarettes in light of the news,” said Jonathan Avery, the director of addiction psychiatry at New York-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine. “You hope it motivates them to not use at all, but you worry that they’ll do more risky behaviors as a consequence of restricted access.”

via Vaping Bans Raise Fear of Return to Smoking – WSJ

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