In the News 21st April
Tuesdays News at a glance:
E-cigarettes – does type and frequency of use influence quitting amongst smokers? – You May Be Using the Wrong E-Cigarette Type to Quit Smoking – E-Cigarette Opponent Admits that He Wants to Suppress the Truth About Vaping Success – Vaping in the USA: When the lie’s so big – Welsh Dragon -Expert reaction to two new papers – investigating frequency of e-cigarette use and smoking reduction or cessation, and investigating frequency and type of e-cigarette use and quitting smoking – The ACP warns against e-cigarettes. Why? No good reason, but all their peer groups do as well. – Nicotine Science and Policy – Daily Digest – Tue, 21 April 2015
Does type and frequency of use influence quitting amongst smokers?
Daily e-cigarette use may increase attempts to quit smoking and reduce tobacco consumption – but only those who use ‘tank’ models appear more likely to quit
Using e-cigarettes daily may increase future attempts to quit smoking and reduce tobacco consumption amongst smokers – but only daily use of e-cigarettes which are designed to be refilled with liquid (‘tanks’) is associated with successful quitting, according to two new research papers published today by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London and University College London ….
Almost 28 percent of people who used refillable “tank” models every day to get their nicotine hit gave up smoking, compared with 11 percent of those using “cigalikes” that are disposable or use replaceable cartridges, according to a study by addiction scientists at King’s College London. Quitting rates for non-daily users of e-cigarettes were lower, though tank aficionados still came out ahead….
Dr. Stan Glantz has admitted on his tobacco blog that he opposes an ad campaign in which a vaper truthfully informs the public that thanks to flavored e-cigarettes, he was able to quit smoking. Glantz wants FDA Center for Tobacco Products director Mitch Zeller to refuse to attend the upcoming SFATA meeting because of the group’s involvement in this campaign….
Not a day goes by without some outrageous lie being told about e-cigarettes in the USA. America is currently in a league of its own when it comes to vaping deceit and I simply don’t have time to write about it all. Many readers will already be familiar with the$75 million crusade of misinformation in California and the false portrayal of a smoker as a vaper in an attempt to con people into believing that e-cigarettes will make your lungs collapse. It is also worth reading Carl Phillips’ account of the recent farce involving the FDA who were asked to make the warning labels on Swedish snus bear some relationship to reality….
Doctor Ruth Hussey, the chief medical officer of Wales, has spoken against electronic cigarettes following the release of findings from a Cardiff University study. Unfortunately for Hussey the authors of the research do not agree with her interpretation….
Investigating frequency of e-cigarette use and smoking reduction or cessation, and investigating frequency and type of e-cigarette use and quitting smoking
The relationship between e-cigarette use and smoking cessation or reduction has been explored in two papers published in the journals Addiction and Nicotine & Tobacco Research. The authors of the first paper report that daily use of e-cigarettes appears to be associated with reducing but not quitting smoking at follow-up after one year, while the authors of the other paper report that different types of e-cigarette have different effects on likelihood of quitting smoking, with the tank models (but not cigalike models) appearing to be associated with quitting cigarette smoking….
Why? No good reason, but all their peer groups do as well.
The American College of Physicians (ACP) has signed on to the anti-harm-reduction crusade sweeping the country. Well, sweeping the official “public health” groups and politicians and academic centers, anyway: everyone who might stand to benefit from cigarette taxes or Big Pharma large$$e wants these potentially life-saving devices to just shut up and go away….