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DHHS funded Moffitt Cancer Center survey found 79% of vapers quit smoking, BUT

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  1. Bill Godshall

    Bill Godshall Executive Director
    Smokefree Pennsylvania
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    Apr 2, 2009
    NIH/NIDA funded 2013 Moffitt Cancer Center online survey of 1815 adult vapers (who had a history of daily cigarette smoking, and had smoked for at least a year) finds:

    - 79% had completely quit smoking cigarettes

    - 1% smoked last cigarette >5 years ago

    - 23% smoked last cigarette 1-5 years ago

    - 20% smoked last cigarette 6-12 months ago

    - 34% smoked last cigarette 1-6 months ago

    - 95% were daily vapers

    - 29% vaped >20 times per day

    - 40% vaped 10-20 times per day

    - 30% vaped 1-10 times per day

    - 83% vaped non tobacco flavorings

    - 17% vaped tobacco flavoring

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306460315300174

    BUT the authors buried all of these important findings in a table (Table 2), and failed to discus or mention any of these findings in the text or abstract of the study.

    To obtain the full text of this study for free, go to
    Addictive Behaviors | Vol 52, Pgs 1-126, (January 2016) | ScienceDirect.com
    then scroll down and click on the title or PDF of the study
    "Gender differences in use and expectancies of e-cigarette users: Online survey results"

    At the end of August 2013, Moffitt began the online survey
    Moffitt Cancer Center: Moffitt Cancer Center Researchers Want to Talk To E-Cigarette Users
    with many vapers at ECF participating in the survey (and recruiting others to do so) at
    TBO.com : Moffitt researchers want to hear from e-cigarette users

    In the summer of 2015, Moffitt announced they received a $3.6 million grant from NIH to conduct this study at
    Moffitt Cancer Center: Moffitt Cancer Center Receives $3.6 Million Grant to Study E-Cigarettes

    According to Moffitt Cancer Center, this (gender differences among vapers) is the first e-cigarette study authored or coauthored by the study's Prinicpal Investigator Thomas Brandon
    Moffitt Cancer Center: Moffitt Cancer Center: Thomas H. Brandon

    So why am I exposing these survey results (instead of the folks at Moffitt who received $3.6 million from NIH and conducted the study)?

    And why did Moffitt researchers wait two years, and then bury their findings in a data table of an article that focused exclusively on gender differences found in their survey?

    And why didn't Moffitt Cancer Center issue a press release announcing these survey results?

    I strongly suspect the answer to all of those questions is because the study results refute Obama's DHHS 7 year old propaganda campaigning demonizing e-cigs, and contradict the policy goal of DHHS for FDA to ban e-cigarettes.

    This appear to be yet another example of federally funded researchers not wanting to bite the hand that feeds them (and that could feed them very well for many more years).
     
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  2. Chuck64

    Chuck64 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 17, 2015
    NV. USA
    Thanks for posting this.
     
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  3. EBates

    EBates Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Nov 4, 2013
    Texas
    The govment always does what's best for me
    The govment always does what's best for me
    The govment always does what's best for me
    The govment always does what's best for me.....
    If I say it enough times I'll be convinced that it it true.;)
     
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  4. Foggy Road

    Foggy Road Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 22, 2015
    Garland,TX
    Beginning to understand the militia mindset!
    :evil:
     
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  5. Kent C

    Kent C ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 12, 2009
    NW Ohio US
    If they continue to get money for studies and don't fudge them, I'm guessing we'll be seeing more similar results that get buried for the reasons you mention. For this type of study, it's a fairly good sampling.
     
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  6. Bill Godshall

    Bill Godshall Executive Director
    Smokefree Pennsylvania
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    Apr 2, 2009
    Virtually all DHHS agencies and at least 100 recipients of DHHS funding have been misrepresenting their own studies findings (on vaping) and burying the data since 2009.

    Its all part of DHHS's lobbying campaign to ban e-cigs.

    I just discovered this new study yesterday, and I'm trying to generate some news stories. Unfortunately, most news reporters (who are quick to repeat false and misleading claims written by DHHS and their funding recipients in press releases) are not interested in reporting actual findings of e-cig surveys.
     
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  7. Kent C

    Kent C ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 12, 2009
    NW Ohio US
    Sent it to Jacob S.... you likely did too :- )
     
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  8. skoony

    skoony Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 31, 2013
    saint paul,mn,usa
    Just because I am paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get me.:blink:
    Mike
     
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  9. sofarsogood

    sofarsogood Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 12, 2014
    Long long ago in a place far far away I was a dumbass 20 something year old kid being a self appointed gad fly for a cause relating to state energy policy. A Michigan based 501c3 funded by State agencies and public utilities got a contract from the FEA to study the concept of an "energy center" where there would be a very large concentration of coal and nuclear power plants. To get money for this project the 501c3 had to sign a contract with the FEA. That contract included provisions that there must be certain public disclosures, public meetings, etc. For reasons I won't go into here those parts of the contract were violated. If I had understood what was done at the time I could have gotten some important people in some trouble.

    So why did I tell that story? Because this study you are describing was funded by the Federal government. There is a contract. It's available via the FOIA. May be we'd like to have a look at that contract to see if any of the provisions were violated. May be this study should have ben released some time back. If they missed some deadlines because the findings are not in step with the government propaganda campaign that's a news story.
     
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  10. cigarbabe

    cigarbabe Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 20, 2010
    Boston,MA.
    How will we ever get ahead of these horrible liars?
     
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  11. DC2

    DC2 Tootie Puffer Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 21, 2009
    San Diego
    The only way is to get the mainstream media on our side.
    I'm not going to offer comment with respect to the odds of that ever happening.
     
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  12. Kent C

    Kent C ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 12, 2009
    NW Ohio US
    People quit buying their magazines - many went bankrupt and are close to bankruptcy. Not watching msm or going to their websites would be a way to starve them of the money they need to exist. Changing the minds of the people who patronize them is another way but much harder.....
     
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  13. cigarbabe

    cigarbabe Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 20, 2010
    Boston,MA.
    I had hoped back in 2010 that we would be done this crap by now......[​IMG]
    I really had hoped for the best.
    So much for that delusion.
    C.B. [​IMG]
     
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