Here is one doctor who believes that e-cigarettes are a good way for smokers to quit smoking. Dr. Gilbert Ross recommends e-cigarettes and laments the fact that many public health officals are against them. The e-cigarettes deliver the nicotine, which smokers become addicted to, while avoiding the deadly toxins in cigarettes that people smoke. Experts predict the global death toll of cigarettes will approach 1 billion lives lost this century.
"An important fact, rarely discussed by “public health” gurus, is that the patches, gums, and drugs they recommend as “safe and effective” are all-too-often neither. Among the 46 million smokers in the United States, well over half say they want to quit, and more than one-third attempt to do so each year — but less than one-tenth succeed."
"Prohibiting the safest form of nicotine delivery will increase, not stem, cigarette-related deaths. Truly informing smokers about reduced-risk nicotine products, such as e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, and increasing access to these products is a good way to save millions of lives."
Read more here: http://www.american.com/archive/2012/november/the-deadly-crusade-against-e-cigarettes