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Potential and Pitfalls of e-Cigarettes

Wasim Maziak, MD, PhD1
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1Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, Florida International University, Miami
JAMA. 2014;311(18):1922. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.2995.
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To the Editor Dr Abrams1 painted an optimistic picture about the promise of e-cigarettes due to their harm-reduction potential and the ability of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations to minimize their unintended consequences. However, the manufacture and marketing of a highly addictive product has 1 primary intention at its core: to hook as many people as possible. So what public health considers an unintended consequence is industry’s intended effect.

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May 14, 2014
David B. Abrams, PhD
1Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies at Legacy Foundation, Washington, DC
JAMA. 2014;311(18):1922-1923. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.2999.
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