Forum members saw the public health side as closed to perspectives outside of an anti-vaping “clique.”
We sometimes felt similarly. On one memorable occasion, we attended a public health event where we heard multiple presentations emphasizing the dangers of e-cigarettes. At the same time, our phones were lighting up with urgent messages from vaping forums about the dangers of imminent e-cigarette restrictions.
But none of the event’s speakers seemed aware of the upheaval happening among vapers that day, and none of the presentations we saw addressed the pro-vaping arguments we heard most commonly from vapers.
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