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    In a surprising AP interview, new FDA CTP director Brian King tells the reporter that the public misperception that vaping is as dangerous as smoking isn't "consistent with the known science," and that vaping has "markedly less risk."

    He also said that--of the “really important science and innovations that have occurred in the industry in recent years”--the “most notable” for him is nicotine salts, which he says "could hold some public health promise."

     

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      Researchers claim that, prior to vaping becoming popular in 2014, the youth smoking decline was steadier and steeper. Consequently, they say, 1.66 million more youth started smoking than would have otherwise, "providing evidence...for the gateway effect."

      Is it true?

      [The TL/DR answer is No. If you want to know why we reject this claim, keep reading!]

      First, they chose to compare 11 years (2002-13) to just 4 years (2014-19). They also chose to omit data from 2020 and 2021.

      By averaging the yearly declines, they could say smoking declined by approx. 0.75% per year prior to 2014 to approx. 0.37% per year after 2014.

      This makes it sound like youth smoking had a large steady decline before. But did it really?

      No. Between 2006-10, well before vaping took off, there was also a 4 year stall. High school (HS) smoking only dropped 2.6 percentage points and between 2009-10 there was ZERO change.

      The 2015-19 "slowdown" actually had a greater decline than the one in 2006-10, dropping by 3.5 percentage points.

      So, by choosing to AVERAGE the annual declines over 11 years, researchers were able to "smooth over" that 2006-2010 stall, making the later one seem unique.

      Interestingly, there was a total drop of 10.2 percentage points (from 22.9% to 12.7%) for HS smoking in that 11 years (2002-13) which averages to 0.93 percentage points per year.

      If you look at 2006-10 it was an average of just 0.65 per year over 4 years.

      But AFTER 2014...

      Between 2015-19, HS smoking declined an average of just 0.875 percentage points per year, but that is still significantly better than the average 0.65 points per year between 2006-10.

      But if you include the omitted 2020-21 data, the average decline is 1.23 points per year!

      So, when we use ALL available data, HS smoking dropped more on average per year in the 6 years AFTER vaping became popular than it did in the 11 years prior.

      But we're looking only at HS rates. Why did researchers choose to use combine both HS and middle school (MS) data?

      The only reason we can see for that is to offset the dramatic change in HS smoking after 2013. You see, by 2013, MS smoking was already at a very low 2.9% so it only dropped to 2.3% by 2019 (still a good 20% decline.) HS smoking, on the other hand, dropped from 12.7% to 5.8%!

      It's also a curious choice to combine HS rates with MS rates when you consider most of the dramatic vaping rates reported by the media are HS rates, which are far more relevant in predicting future young adult and adult smoking rates. (And MS smoking was down to just 1% by 2021!)

      As HS smoking is a better predictor of future adult smoking, did all of the alleged "extra" 1.66 million teens who smoked in 2015-19 continue to smoke?

      We can look at the young adult data for a hint....

      In 2015, the HS vaping rate was 16%, and the young adult (18-24) smoking rate was 13%.

      By 2021, those who were in high school between 2015-2019 were now all young adults and the smoking rate was DOWN by 56% to just 7.4%.

      So, where are all of those "extra smokers" from vaping?

      Researchers omitted important data (2020-21), "predicted" there should have been fewer teens smoking by pretending past slow decline periods weren't a thing, and ignored follow-up data (young adults.)

      Did they prove there is a vaping "gateway effect?"

      Not even close.

       

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        New CFDA CTP director Brian King says vaping has "markedly less risk." Maine anti-vaping groups ignore facts, push flavor ban. CASAA CEO Alex Clark on panel at GTNF & announcing We Vape We Vote tour. Debunking biased research and more!

         

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          Altria, one of the world’s largest cigarette manufacturers, will now be free to develop new vape products or buy other existing brands after it abandoned its non-competition agreement with Juul Labs.

           

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            In 2019, 20% of teens vaped at least once in the past 30 days. This year it's 9.4%. And cigarette smoking among teens is almost extinct--likely due to vaping. That’s not the story the Public Health organizations choose to tell though. CASAA director Jim McDonald reporting for Vaping360.

            In 2022, Kids Are Back in School but Vaping Barely Ticked Up
             

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              It's not surprising THR advocates and adult vapers weren't invited. What's SHOCKING is the blatant collusion between CDC researchers/officials and anti-vaping groups to continue the youth vaping "epidemic" lie; disregarding the lives of the 43 million+ adults who smoke and vape.

               

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                ️CASAA LIVE ️
                Join Alex & Logan TOMORROW at 4:30 PM ET when they speak with tobacco harm reduction advocate Dr. Marewa Glover about the public health goal to make her country smoke-free by 2025 and how policy makers think they’re going to get there.

                 

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                  FDA bragged that its Center for Tobacco Products had issued marketing denial orders to Hyde after "conducting its scientific review,” but the company says it actually received a Refuse to Accept letter, which are issued WITHOUT any scientific review.

                   

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                    Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids representative lies to media: “Kids aren’t just experimenting with e-cigarettes. They’re using them all the time.”

                    Except just 2.6% vaped daily (fewer than 1/3 of the 2.55 million who had "at least 1 puff in the past 30 days,") meaning most WERE "just experimenting."

                     

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                      The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classifies nicotine vapes as “tobacco products” because the nicotine in them is derived from the tobacco plant. But it does not classify patches, gums and inhalers as such, even though their nicotine comes from the same source. Would people who smoke be as likely to use these nicotine replacement therapies if they were labeled “tobacco products”?

                       

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                        New study adds to earlier research suggesting the importance of acknowledging the potential benefits of vaping for "accidental quitting." Even with NO intention of quitting smoking, those who vaped daily still had a MUCH higher quit rate than non-vapers.

                         

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                          New study adds to earlier research suggesting the importance of acknowledging the potential benefits of vaping for "accidental quitting." Even with NO intention of quitting smoking, those who vaped daily still had a MUCH higher quit rate than non-vapers.

                           

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                            It's virtually impossible to "play by the rules" because the rules are purposely designed to clear the market of adult consumer favorites and shut down businesses.

                            Neither Senator Durbin nor FDA care about protecting actual consumers. They only want to prevent new vapers. It’s mindless handwringing that will only serve to keep people SMOKING and create new CIGARETTE consumers.

                             

                            kristin

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                              CALL TO ACTION: COLUMBUS, OHIO

                              A bill that would BAN the sale of FLAVORED VAPOR PRODUCTS (and possibly other smoke-free nicotine products) is expected to be heard and discussed at a town hall meeting on Tuesday 10/25/22. Click link for more info!

                               

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                                HEADS UP SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE!

                                The first reading for a flavor ban is scheduled to take place in early December, with the goal of activating a ban in April 2023.

                                READ MORE: South Portland flavored tobacco ban likely to come next spring

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