This article was co-authored by Guy Bentley
Now would be a good time for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Surgeon General – two entities entrusted to give the public credible health information – to make their own corrective statements. Both agencies have committed public health malpractice by trying to scare people who can’t or won’t give up smoking while withholding or distorting data about viable alternatives.
Take the CDC. Throughout Dr. Tom Frieden’s tenure at the CDC, he maintained a drumbeat of negativity toward vaping, harping on unknowns while ignoring palpable benefits. “There are things we don’t know about [e-cigarette] toxicity,” he warned.