Looks like Stanton Glantz is contradicting himself again…..
This is from the letter to the WHO he co-signed in response to the previously submitted one (which reflects one of his common assertions regarding e-cigarettes):
“Most ENDS users are "dual users" who continue to smoke cigarettes. Reviews of evidence about reducing smoking (instead of quitting) show that dual users are unlikely to see any health benefit in terms of cardiovascular disease.”
And yet this is from his recent blog post (note: this wasn't written by him but by his colleagues in UCSF, which he obviously supported by adding it to his blog):
“An extensive literature has shown that in response to a 1percent increase in cigarette prices, overall cigarette consumption among adults would fall by somewhere between 0.3 and 0.7 percent, with about half of the reduction being attributed to the reduced number of current smokers and half attributed to the reduced number of cigarettes consumed per smoker (Chaloupka and Warner, 2000; Gallet and List, 2003; CBO, 2012). Therefore, these price increases will reduce consumption of the regulated tobacco products, which will, in turn, have positive health effects for the public and even lead some consumers to stop using the regulated products.”
Someone needs to call him out on this…