The Doctors TV show named electronic cigarettes #9 in their Top 10 Health Trends for 2009 in an all new episode on Wednesday last week. Check out the video on the TV show’s web site by clicking this link.
The Doctors did it again. They demo ePuffer e cigarette products on their March 8th 2010 episode. Be sure to check it out!
This is HUGE! I did happen to catch this episode while in a waiting room and was very excited about what they said on the show.
Some things they said were a little less exciting however because they were wrong IMHO.. More on this in a minute, but first, the exciting stuff!
The fact that The Doctors TV show has featured electronic cigarettes as #9 on their TOP 10 health trends for 2009 is, let me reiterate, HUGE mainstream media attention!
The next exciting thing I noticed was all of the doctors on the TV show gave the electronic cigarettes and an electric cigar a try.
They each took several drags, with the exception of Dr. Lisa Masterson who totally faked taking a drag barely letting her lips touch the electric cigar as you can see in this video on The Doctor’s web site.
Skeptics of the potential health benefits should also take note:
None of the Doctors on The Doctors TV show are smokers but they did try the devices while I find that many people I talk to (not medical experts by any means) are afraid to even try taking a drag off one of the cartridges that contains zero nicotine.
If the doctors on The Doctors TV show didn’t hesitate to take a few puffs then does this mean the doctors on the TV show are not concerned about electronic cigarettes affecting their health? You be the judge.
Now the doctors did give an electronic cigarette to a veteran smoker and let her try it out before filming the show and then invited her into the studio audience to give her opinion. The veteran smoker said that, “she would recommend them.”
Finally, the last exciting thing that stuck out in The Doctors’ review was Dr. Travis Stork informing the audience that the devices are not FDA approved yet.
Now keep in mind. Regular cigarettes are NOT FDA approved and never will be. In fact, regular cigarettes bear that all too familiar surgeon general’s warning. I personally find myself reminding people of this fact whenever they suggest that electronic cigarettes need to be FDA approved to be legally sold in the U.S.A.
Although I have been labeled as an optimist by most I do want to temper this post with a little reality.
The Doctors TV show did say a couple things that were either wrong or a little misleading which may have you doubting their credibility.
First, The Doctors review stated that the products are not yet available in the U.S.A. Wrong! There are lots of suppliers here. Some of them are even selling thousands of units a month in the states.
The second misleading thing the doctors TV show said is that the starter kit would cost you $150. Ouch! At least partially wrong.. I would say the average for a decent unit is less about half that cost (which would be $75 according to my calculator) from what I have seen.
So whether you like The Doctors TV show or not doesn’t change the facts. They listed electronic cigarettes as their #9 health trend to watch for in 2009 and I am exited to see this year shaping up quite nicely already for the e smoking community. If you would like to see some video shorts of this episode be sure to check out the promo video for the top 10 Health Trends 2009 show at this link: http://www.thedoctorstv.com/main/show_page/90