When it comes to medical research, there is no other hospital in the United States more respected than Mayo Clinic. When the doctors at Mayo release new information, the world listens because they know this hospital is trustworthy and on the cutting edge of medical research. Recently, the Mayo Clinic released results from their latest experiment in smoking cessation. After noting that smokers face far higher risks of complications following surgery, researchers decided to offer patients “electronic nicotine delivery devices” both before and after their surgeries. The goal was to see if the ecigs could help patients successfully reduce tobacco consumption or eliminate cigarette use altogether.Read More
On behalf of KSFA, I wanted to make a statement about the accident involving the truck driver on I-65, in Indiana. First and foremost, our thoughts go out to the driver and his family. While this accident is unfortunate, there are a lot of facts not known at this time. We do not know, at the present time, the type of vaping device was involved (open system vs. closed system). We do not know the age of the vaping device, or from where it was purchased. We do not know whether the driver was properly using the vaping device around the time it exploded. We do not know whether the driver had properly maintained the vaping device. 3% of the US population uses electronics cigarettes (9,000,000+). This type of incident is very rare, and typically does not occur when a vaping device is properly used and maintained. I am hopeful that people will wait for these questions to be answered before indicting the industry.
Kentucky Smoke Free Association