Smoking Rate Drops Below 15%…Thanks to Vaping?

Posted by Jim Ranes on 3/23/2018 to News
Smoking Rate Drops Below 15%…Thanks to Vaping?
The adult U.S. smoking rate dropped below 15 percent for the first time for the first three quarters of 2017. The news came in a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Smoking Rates “Fall Like A Rock” Thanks To Vaping

Posted by Jim Ranes on 3/16/2018 to News
Smoking Rates “Fall Like A Rock” Thanks To Vaping
Dr. Gudmundur Karl Snæbjornsson of the Icelandic National Institute of Health hails vaping as a ‘miracle’ and ‘great blessing’ for Icelander’s health, helping to dramatically reduce the number of smokers in Iceland over the last decade. In a new interview with Icelandic online newspaper Visir.is Gudmundur Karl demonstrates the value and significance of vaporizers as a harm reduction tool. “Smoking has been falling like a rock like we’ve never seen before,” Dr. Snæbjornsson told Visir reporters. “The biggest contributing factors have been snuff and vaping which have been wiping smoking out.”

Americans Mistakenly Believe Nicotine Causes Cancer

Posted by Jim Ranes on 3/9/2018 to News
Americans Mistakenly Believe Nicotine Causes Cancer
Nicotine doesn’t cause cancer, but a majority of Americans believes it does. The idea that nicotine itself is harmful probably leads the public to fear and avoid low-risk nicotine products like e-cigarettes.

How Deceptive Science Becomes Anti-Vaping Propaganda

Posted by Jim Ranes on 3/6/2018 to News
How Deceptive Science Becomes Anti-Vaping Propaganda

We’ve all seen it happen before. A study comes out with a flimsy, speculative conclusion and before all the sensible commentators get the chance to put it into context, it’s turned into scary headlines plastered across newspapers all over the world. Devoid of nuance and balance, it serves only to create and deepen the fear of vaping.

Corrections and clarifications come later, but by the time they gain any traction, it’s already too late. The “fact” has seeped its way into the public consciousness and becomes another reason people think vaping is “as bad as smoking,” which a disturbing number of people do.

This process happened again with a recent study about supposed DNA damage caused by e-cigarette vapor. The reports from the U.K. and U.S. declaring vaping as substantially safer than smoking have quickly been eclipsed by this recent piece of scaremongering nonsense.