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The inventor of nicotine patches says e-cigarettes are life-saving why destroy the industry   

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You could say that Jed Rose has spent his entire career – his entire life, even – trying to get people to smoke fewer cigarettes.

  • Nicotine researcher Jed Rose has been on the cutting edge of smoking cessation products since the 1980s.
  • Rose was the first person to develop a nicotine patch, and he also pioneered an e-cig that he said was “a bit too far ahead of its time,” and never made it to market.
  • Rose’s research shows many smokers aren’t satisfied with patches or pills, and need something to see and feel when they’re trying to quit.
  • He says the rise of vaping-related lung injury reports in recent months is giving “anti-vaping forces” in public health “just the cover and excuse they need to try to squelch an industry that has the potential to save millions of lives.”
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You could say that Jed Rose has spent his entire career – his entire life, even – trying to get people to smoke fewer cigarettes.

Rose’s father died at 47 of smoking-related heart disease. Then, as a post-doc at UCLA, Rose became fascinated with how millions of people, like his own dad, could become cripplingly addicted to a drug that “doesn’t get people visibly high.”

Since then, he’s pioneered patches, drugs, and vape-like e-cigarette prototypes that target smokers in the hopes they will make a switch that could net them extra years of life.

Rose’s insatiable interest in smoking cessation has bolstered a 40-plus year academic and industry-sponsored career.

But with vaping-related illness reports numbering near 1,500 around the country, Rose says he worries that “anti-vaping forces” are being given the “cover” they need to undercut e-cigarettes.

He says that public health institutions like the American Lung Association and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids are overblowing fears about the potential health consequences of vaping in an attempt to “squelch an industry that has the potential to save millions of lives.”

Sourced from: www.businessinsider.com

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