• Michael Siegel

    Michael Siegel is a School of Public Health professor of community health sciences; he can be reached at mbsiegel@bu.edu. Profile

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  1. In public health there is concept of risk reduction
    I don’t think substitution from cigarettes to E vaping is the same
    Nicotine is very addicting and my sense is you get more nicotine from vaping and more risk of addiction or difficulty getting off
    I have seen people vaping outdoors and indoors trying to be discreet by blowing vapor down their shirt
    I know there are carcinogens in cigarettes but toxic agents in E cigarettes
    It is very difficult to get off all nicotine products
    There are some drugs that help such as Chantix or it’s same chemical in Wellbutrin that are very helpful while on it but once you stop back to nicotine. Ex smokers will tell you they still crave nicotine. We need to work on getting young people off nicotine which is relatively easier compared to older folks who have more stressors in their lives and use nicotine to help

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