Statistics from Altmetric.com
- Electronic cigarettes
- social networking sites
- electronic nicotine delivery devices
- tobacco industry
Many public health organisations are making use of online social networking sites, such as Facebook, to disseminate information. The University of Kentucky's Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy (KCSP) has a Facebook page to disseminate evidenced-based information about secondhand smoke and smoke-free policy. Facebook can foster dialogue,1 but users can also post irrelevant or inappropriate information.2 In 2011, electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) advocates placed multiple postings to the KCSP Facebook page (kysmokefree) in what appeared to be an attempt to redirect the discussion on KCSP's Facebook page from advancing a smoke-free policy to harm reduction.
In 2011, the Madison County (Kentucky) Board of Health amended its smoke-free regulation to prohibit use of e-cigarettes in the same places as cigarettes.3 E-cigarette advocates strongly opposed the change via public testimony, communication with tobacco control advocates in the community and members of the Board …
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.