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Published on July 20th, 2013 | by Trick


Philippine Doctor: E-Cigs Worse Than Smoking

Another day, another misleading attack on electronic cigarettes from the Philippines.

This time, it’s the Inquirer (not to be confused with the National Enquirer, though the journalistic quality isn’t any better). In an article posted Friday, Dr. Raphael Castillo warns of the dangers of electronic cigarettes in a laundry list of unsubstantiated rumors, scare tactics, and outright lies.

“We won’t be surprised if later studies … show that e-cigs can cause all known complications of tobacco smoking in a shorter period of time.”

How this man can call himself a doctor is a mystery to us. Of all the implications in his attack piece, perhaps the most befuddling is his claim that electronic cigarettes hold the potential to cause all of the problems of tobacco smoking in a shorter amount of time. This flies in the face of all research done to date, which show not only that e-cigarettes clearly have none of the short-term health effects of tobacco smoking, but that they are completely incapable of causing many of tobacco’s problems due to the lack of combustion.

Castillo also says that e-cigarettes users “don’t realize they’re getting a higher dose of nicotine,” another claim that is patently false, as has been proven by multiple studies.

If dark days are ahead for vaping in the Philippines, it will be because health “experts” such as doctor Castillo are not above lying to the public, and their patients, to push their agendas. We find it unlikely that Castillo is ignorant about the truth of e-cigarettes, and is aware that he is lying through his teeth. We can only hope whatever compensation he’s receiving for selling his integrity is worth it.

E-cigarettes? Think again! | Inquirer Business

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About the Author

Patrick (aka Trick) is an avid vaper who has traded an addiction to tobacco for an addiction to new vaping gear. When he’s not writing for Vape Squad, he can most often be found trying to translate the websites of foreign modders, prying the drip spouts out of new juice bottles, or stalking mail carriers.

  • Ed West


  • Tony

    Health warning Doctors can seriously damage Health.

  • Tony Williams

    Health warning,”Doctors can seriously damage your Health”

  • Benjamin JD Reynolds

    Bloody typical – he’s probably only saying it because of a massive payout from a tobacco company or other institution that would lose out if everyone switched to vaping
    Greedy and pathetic….

  • James Dunworth

    Last time they were complaining people didn’t get enough nicotine!

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