Vapers Digest 13th July
Wednesday’s News at a glance:
— Broony Saint (@IamBroony) July 13, 2022
Dr. Brad Rodu, Tobacco Truth
Today’s attacks on tobacco harm reduction (THR) follow the same playbook used against me 28 years ago, when I published my first professional medical article proposing the substitution of smoke-free products for cigarettes.
One from Dave Cross, Planet of the Vapes
Latest findings from an annual survey have fuelled concerns that disposable vapes are too readily accessible by young people. The annual YouGov youth survey for ASH, carried out in March and published last week, shows current vaping among children 11-17 up from 4% in 2020 to 7% in 2022. The proportion of children who admit ever having tried vaping has also risen from 14% in 2020 to 16% in 2022.
But You Can’t Hide Facts About Smokeless Tobacco
Brad Rodu, Tobacco Truth
In a recent New England Journal of Medicine article, FDA researchers went to great lengths to conceal the fact that smokeless tobacco (ST) use has an entirely negligible impact on life expectancy.
The article, “Potential Public Health Effects of Reducing Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes in the United States,” (here) by Benjamin Apelberg and colleagues, was the centerpiece of FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s March 15 announcement of a radical nicotine reduction rule for cigarettes.
Carl V. Phillips, Daily Vaper
This week’s headlines contain the all-too-familiar claim that a new study shows that vaping does not aid in smoking cessation, or even hinders it. Once again, this interpretation of the study results is wrong, and once again it is for most of the same reasons similar past claims were wrong. The error is not complicated, but it is easy for tobacco controllers to use it to manufacture anti-vaping results: Not every smoker who vapes is trying to switch, and smokers who have been vaping a while have already demonstrated they are not likely to switch.
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