In the News January 15th

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Fridays News at a Glantz:

Mad Stan And His Agnotology – E-Cigarettes & Smoking Cessation, The Real World According to an Aeronautical Engineer – The bright side of new Glantz “meta-analysis”: at least he left aerospace engineering – AVA’s Greg Conley & Stanton Glantz on his “Study” – Researchers criticise study claiming e-cigarettes may lower chances of successfully quitting – Vaping doesn’t help smokers quit. Really? – Nicotine Science and Policy – Daily Digest – Fri, 15 January 2016

Mad Stan And His Agnotology

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On Wednesday, Clive Bates alerted us to the imminent publication of a piss poor review of e-cig studies by Mad Stan the wobble-bottomed aircraft engineer. Entitled Who will be duped by error-strewn ‘meta-analysis’ of e-cigarette studies? (since updated), Bates mused in the article as to which medical journal would be naively credulous enough to publish such a load of scientifically-illiterate garbage which had been floating around for a while, thereby strongly suggesting it had been rejected elsewhere….

E-Cigarettes & Smoking Cessation

The Real World According to an Aeronautical Engineer – Paul Barnes – Facts Do Matter

By now you’ve probably heard of, or seen the latest attempt from Stanton A. Glantz to discredit e-cigarettes as a viable method for cessation. He, and co-author Sara Kalkhoran performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of research published for a set period of time to try to identify if e-cigarettes are indeed a viable tool for cessation. So what did our illustrious aeronautical engineer come up with?

The bright side of new Glantz “meta-analysis”:

At least he left aerospace engineering – Carl V. Phillips

Stanton Glantz is at it again, publishing utter drivel. Sorry, that should be taxpayer-funded utter drivel. The journal version is here and his previous version on his blog here. I decided to rewrite the abstract, imagining that Glantz had stayed in the field he apparently trained in, aerospace/mechanical engineering….


AVA’s Greg Conley & Stanton Glantz on his “Study”


Researchers criticise study

Claiming e-cigarettes may lower chances of successfully quitting – Cancer Research UK

A new US study claims that smokers who don’t use e-cigarettes are more likely to quit smoking than those who use them.

But experts have been quick to point out the numerous limitations of the study, with the conclusions being at best preliminary or at worst “grossly misleading” according to Professor Peter Hajek, Director of the Tobacco Dependence Research Unit, Queen Mary University of London….


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Vaping doesn’t help smokers quit. Really?

Jérôme Harlay – PGVG

A meta-analysis of 38 studies by the University of California San Francisco concludes that e-cigarettes are associated with significantly less quitting among smokers, as currently being used

The authors, Sara Kalkhoran and Stanton A. Glantz, screened smoking cessation related publications over PubMed and Web of Science around mid-2015 and exploited, over the 577 hits, the 38 most pertinent publications where the use of e-cigarettes was included in the protocol.

And Finally…

If you haven’t already, please sign this:

Petition to the German Parliament

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And this:

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It will take less time than coiling and wicking your new “Shiny”! Then fill your tank, pour a drink and sit back and watch this:

Vapour Trails TV

VTTV is back! Dave Dorn reporting from his trip to New Zealand. Rhydian exploring age restrictions in Swansea and much much more.


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