Vapers Digest 12th May
Wednesday’s News at a glance:
FOUR from Dave Cross, Planet Of The Vapes
The Adam Smith Institute has released a report detailing the “golden opportunity” currently being offered, and how Global Britain can lead on tobacco harm reduction and save millions of lives. It states that the United Kingdom, “has taken a world-leading role in promoting the life-saving ‘harm reduction’ approach to smoking cessation.” The report has been welcomed by The UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA).
The Latin American Network for the Reduction of Damage Associated with Smoking (RELDAT) is a new organisation set up to fight for vaping and tobacco harm reduction across the entirety of Latin America. It consists of doctors, scientists, and social health professionals from several countries working together to promote the principle of reducing the damage caused by smoking.
Anti-vaping crank Simon Chapman has contributed to a paper attempting to refute the 95% safer figure, but the authors ended up producing an “empty and feeble piece of work” according to Clive Bates. Point by point, Bates dissects the paper to assess how valid their critique is.
In an editorial written by Marcus Munafo, the Nicotine & Tobacco Research journal has provided clarification on its policy regarding publishing manuscripts written by the Tobacco industry. It amounts to a breath of fresh air where research evidence should be debated on the science and not focussed on the organisations producing it.
Brent Stafford, Regwatch
For everyone, there’s nothing in life more certain than death and taxes. Yet if you are a smoker the risk of death and pain of taxation increases by orders of magnitude, often thanks to ill-conceived government action.
Far too often, we are inundated by negative reports about electronic cigarettes. The good news is that there are some scientists and medical professionals out there that are willing to taking a stand for vaping and share some facts to help reverse the myths. These courageous scientists have a lot to lose and many of them could face cuts to their research funding just for offering public support to vaping. That’s why their opinions really stand out as important. Check out what these 5 respected scientists have said about ecigs and how they impact your health….
By Dr. Brad Rodu University of Louisville James Graham Brown Cancer Center
Tobacco policy in the U.S. is driven by prohibitionists who insist that smokers quit nicotine and tobacco altogether. They ignore the fact that nicotine, although addictive, is not the major cause of any disease associated with smoking. Nicotine is similar to caffeine, which is addictive but safely consumed by millions daily in coffee, tea and cola drinks. Science shows that it’s the smoke that kills, yet the government refuses to tell smokers about far safer alternative products like smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes….
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