Neil McKeganey | 27 August 2014
Have health professionals started a new moral panic over e-cigarettes? Neil McKeganey thinks they have.
There are few things more powerful than the narrative of fear. The concern that something may be harming us in ways that we might have been unaware, and that action should be taken to limit its occurrence, is a foundational tablet of interventionist public policy. The narrative of fear can be equally strong when it comes to new items that emerge in our social world and about which we know relatively little.