The CDC and multiple other U.S. health organizations are leery of endorsing the vaping industry, largely because e-cigs and vape pens are still subconsciously linked to traditional tobacco cigarettes. But one highly reputable news magazine is taking a stand in favor of the vaping industry, leaving many lobbyists and politicians on Capitol Hill scratching their heads.
According to a recent article posted online by Money Magazine on August 20, 2015, e-cigs are 40% cheaper than smoking and a whopping 95% healthier. 40% cheaper means that a traditional pack-a-day smoker can save $1,200 a year or more by switching to a disposable brand of e-cig. The typical smoker would normally spend about $2,569 per year on their favorite brand of tobacco cigarettes while the same average consumer would only spend about $1,387 per year on disposable e-cigs. If you happen to live in a state like New York where the standard pack of tobacco cigarettes costs about $10, then that difference in costs is even more extreme.
(Courtesy Money Magazine: August 2015 Issue)
Money Magazine goes further. In the article, the journalist seems to really give the vaping industry a huge round of figurative applause. To save even more money, Ethan Wolff-Mann states that a consumer can switch to a refillable vape pen and cut their annual expenses down to a mere $600 or less. Talk about “burying the lead.” Ethan should have made THIS the headline!
The report also references new research published on August 19 by Public Health England that indicates vaping is 95% healthier than its “smouldering counterpart.” The UK’s Department of Health, a government agency similar to the FDA of the United States, funded the research. The study notes that more than 50% of the general public still falsely associates e-cigs and vape pens with “an unhealthy pack of Lucky’s.” The article also points out there is essentially no proof that vaping leads to smoking, regardless of the amount of negative propaganda that is easily available on TV or the web.
Another interesting point is that, according to the research, “almost all of the 2.6 million adults using e-cigarettes in Great Britain are current or ex-smokers.” Vaping in the UK is the most popular quit-smoking tool on the market. In fact, less than 1% of current vapers had never smoked tobacco before they picked up an e-cig or vape pen. These figures go against everything that you read in the American press, filled with reams of falsified stories of “teen vaping leading to an increase in tobacco usage.”
Thanks, Money Magazine, for the extremely positive buzz that we rarely see in major news publications and national media outlets…at least in the USA anyway!