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We ignored the evidence linking cigarettes to cancer. Let's not do that with vaping

E-cigarettes and vaping has increased in teens since 2011, and we still don’t know the long-term health effects, leaving us well behind on this burgeoning epidemic, according to STS member Dr. Brendon Stiles from New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

“We remain shockingly ignorant about what the combustible liquids within e-cigarettes actually contain. We already made that mistake with tobacco and cigarettes. Without a doubt turning a blind eye and minimizing the risks of tobacco hurt people – our family members, our friends, and our colleagues – and helped to inflict an enormous cancer burden on them and upon our society,” said Dr. Stiles.

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