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Surgeon general’s e-cigarette report panned as ‘truly terrible’

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“It is truly terrible,” writes Counterfactual’s Clive Bates, a former executive director of Action on Smoking and Health.

“It’s so bizarrely bad,” said Jeff Stier, risk analyst with the National Center for Public Policy Research.

DOCTORED REPORT: U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy calls e-cigs a public health concern, but leaves out critical evidence.

“The Surgeon General has failed the American people,” Gregory Conley, president of the American Vaping Association, said in a statement.

“Full of false, misleading, deceptive statements re #ecigs. Needs a health warning: do not read!” tweeted Derek Yach, a former executive with the World Health Organization.

The primary problem with the 298-page report — E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults — according to critics, is that Surgeon General Vivek Murthy ignored science and addressed only risks of e-cigarette use by youth, while neglecting to include the real benefits to adult smokers.

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