Vaping a good investment — for tobacco industry – The Mercury News

Vaping a good investment — for tobacco industry – The Mercury News



Vaping a good investment
— for tobacco industry

I am referring to the article “FDA targets youth vaping” (Page A1, Sept. 13). As a nurse educator, I deal with drug issues daily, albeit prescription drugs. The AMA states that all tobacco products are harmful to health. Nicotine is highly addictive.

Historically, the tobacco industry has been allowed to sell a toxic and addictive substance with impunity. If tobacco was introduced today, it would never be approved. One argument is that tobacco cannot be regulated because it is a natural plant.

But vaping systems are nothing short of nicotine delivery devices. The liquids are concentrated extracts of tobacco. This places them under the jurisdiction of the FDA like other dangerous addictive drugs. Vaping is the best financial investment the tobacco companies can make: an addicted adolescent populace.



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