Organizations such as the AAP, ACS, AHA, American Legacy Foundation, ALA, AMA, ASH, FDA, Public Citizen and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids have been fighting against the electronic cigarette in an attempt to remove it from the market until it is classified as a new drug and medical device under the control of the FDA and sold by pharmaceuticals. If this occurs, the hundreds of thousands of smokers who want to continue to smoke and use the e-cigarette as an alternative to their tobacco cigarettes would be left with only one choice to continue the smoking action; deadly tobacco cigarettes.
We encourage all users of electronic cigarettes and family and friends of users to sign this petition asking these public health organizations to reverse their stance on electronic cigarettes and support the use of e-cigarettes as a reduced harm option for committed smokers.
Tobacco cigarettes are the number 1 killer in the United States, yet they are legal and freely sold throughout the country. There is nothing more American than an alternative product competing freely on the open market against tobacco cigarettes. I can’t think of anything more against free enterprise than government agencies and public health organizations funded by other competing products (pharmaceutical NRTs) trying to protect the tobacco and pharmaceutical NRT market share through misinformation and scare tactics.
Sign the petition and let these organizations know that you believe in choice.