Considerable evidence suggests that e-cigarettes are an effective smoking-cessation tool for adults in the United States, where hundreds of thousands of people die of smoking-related illness each year.
Kenneth Warner, dean emeritus and the Avedis Donabedian Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health, says, however, that the potential of vaping to increase smoking cessation has been largely overshadowed by media coverage and policies that focus on the potential risk vaping represents for teens.
The last two years have seen efforts in state and local governmentsacross the country to ban all flavors in e-cigarettes and even to ban all flavored tobacco products. These bans—some implemented and many others wisely turned back—attempt to combat a youth vaping epidemic by adopting a narrative largely constructed by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids and Parents Against Vaping E-Cigarettes, anti-tobacco advocacy groups funded by billionaire Michael Bloomberg. These groups champion unproven tenets that vapor products are a gateway to cigarette use for children and that eliminating all flavored tobacco products will stop children from becoming cigarette smokers.
I didn’t realize there was another follow up to the 2018 Study with roughly the same name. This was published in October 2020 and once again follows up on 29 of the original 44 smoking adults involved in the study. The aim of the study? “a long-term prospective assessment of respiratory parameters in a cohort of COPD patients who ceased or substantially reduced conventional cigarette use with ECs.”
Vapers are needed for a survey being conducted by The Cochrane Library. The Cochrane Library recently conducted a meta-analysis of 100s of different studies, related to the success of smoking cessation using nicotine e-cigarettes.
I’ll just let them explain it in plain english.
Nicotine e‐cigarettes probably do help people to stop smoking for at least six months. They probably work better than nicotine replacement therapy and nicotine‑free e‐cigarettes.
They may work better than no support, or behavioural support alone, and they may not be associated with serious unwanted effects.
Welcome back to Tuesday Bro Tuesday. Same show by name only.
Each week for roughly a dangle clack free hour and a half we will all be discussing the topics of the day. As well as current breaking news from the world of vaping, nicotine and tobacco harm reduction. Today’s topics include SCIENCE!! just science, lots of science, and much more science. What does the science say about the relative safety and effectiveness of using vapor products.
Also… Pretty HUGE Announcement happening today
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We will be going through many of the regular segments this week including Beer, Retro Vaping, Liquid Tasting and more. I know I have some mail this week. Got a cool new Cthulhu mod. Last call for vape mail everyone!! we have to convince “boomer” politicians like Diane Feinstein why it’s important to us. Otherwise this should be a lot of fun, Gates open, come on in!!
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My dude PoonSauce invited me on his live stream this weekend. We had a really fantastic conversation about vaping, advocacy, burn out, smoking, science. Had a lot of fun. Definitely worth checking out the replay IMO.