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National Academies to issue anti vaping report at Jan 23 webinar

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  1. Bill Godshall

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    Next week the DHHS funded National Academies will release its report titled
    "Public Health Consequences of E-cigarettes", which almost certainly will misrepresent the scientific and empirical evidence about vaping (just as FDA, CDC, SG and other DHHS agencies and funding recipients have done since 2009 to justify its vapor sales bans).

    Any report that objectively evaluated the evidence on vaping would be titled
    "The Enormous Public Health Benefits of Vaping".

    I cut and pasted the following excerpt from the National Academies' invite that was sent to my e-mail address (and likely was sent to lots of news media as well).

    Bill


    Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes: Report Release

    On January 23, 2018 at 11:00 AM ET, six members from the Committee on the Review of the Health Effects of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) will present via webinar the findings of its report on public health consequences of e-cigarettes, which will be available online at the same time.

    The committee was convened to evaluate the available evidence of health effects related to the use of e-cigarettes/ENDS and identify future federally funded research needs. The committee will present on specifics of the report, including the role of e-cigarettes in smoking initiation and cessation, short- and long- term health effects in users and non-users, and research that should be a priority for federal funding.

    Register now to view the live webinar.




    Register Here




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  2. zoiDman

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    Thank you for posting this Bill.
     
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  3. Cool_Breeze

    Cool_Breeze Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    While the federally funded studies may have the upper hand when it comes to research funds, information I have seen indicates there is no "consensus" as is indicated on their cover image (Consensus Study Report) across readily available material regarding the matters that seem to concern them.
     
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  4. somdcomputerguy

    somdcomputerguy vaper dedicato Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I just registered. I'm almost positive that I won't be surprised, although disappointed, by the 'alternative facts' expressed by this committee.
     
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  5. Kent C

    Kent C ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    ........ Alert!!
    Research Grants Ahead!!!

    ... If your junk science provides the right lies for the fake news...

    Thanks Bill!
     
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  6. LaraC

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    Bill, thanks for the heads up. Do you know the names of the six people who will be making the presentations?
     
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  7. BrotherBob

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    TU for the notification. Maybe one day we'll see a funded report on aspects of vaping which everyone pretty much agrees on.
     
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  8. Bill Godshall

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    National Academies Vaping Researcher Committee includes many DHHS funded anti vaping junk scientists who have grossly exaggerated the very low risks of vaping, and have denied or downplayed the lifesaving health benefits vaping has provided for millions of smokers
    Committee: Review of the Health Effects of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)

    The following members of the committee have generated junk tobacco/vapor studies
    Goniewicz, Miech, Rigotti, Leventhal

    I don't know any THR advocate on the committee.
     
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  9. LaraC

    LaraC Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Thank you for the link, Bill.
     
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  10. Frenchfry1942

    Frenchfry1942 Chillin' Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2014
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    I am not really concerned. I know how my health has changed and my doctor sees it via tests.

    It is these junk regulations that I hope Trump dissolves.
     
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  11. Bill Godshall

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    The six committee members who will present at Tuesday's webinar are
    David Eaton (Chair), University of Washington
    Maciej Goniewicz, Roswell Cancer Institute
    Adam Leventhal, University of Southern California
    David Mendez, University of Michigan
    Nancy Rigotti, Massachusetts General Hospital
    David Savitz, Brown University

    This report is going to generate lots of news coverage, and will be touted by presenters and by news media as a "scientific consensus" by American experts.
     
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  12. LaraC

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    Thank you, Bill.
     
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  13. Bill Godshall

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    I just found some of the many articles and news clips in which National Academies committee members Adam Leventhal, Richard Miech and Nancy Rigotti have falsely insinuated that vaping is a gateway to cigarettes for teens. While it would be great if these and other vaping opponents on the committee do a 180 degree reversal and begin telling the truth about vaping at tomorrow's webinar, I'm not holding my breath.

    NIH funded Leventhal at al junk study falsely insinuates that vaping is a gateway to cigarettes, news media repeat false fear mongering claim.
    Association of e-Cigarette Use With Smoking During Early Adolescence
    Teens using e-cigarettes may be more likely to start smoking tobacco
    http://jama.jamanetwork.com/multimediaPlayer.aspx?mediaid=11393408
    http://www.wsj.com/articles/study-finds-ninth-graders-who-used-e-cigarettes-more-likely-to-smoke-1439910081
    http://www.dailynews.com/health/20150818/teens-who-vape-e-cigarettes-turning-to-tobacco-usc-researchers-find
    Study: E-cigs a gateway to smoking tobacco
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/18/us-usa-ecigarettes-teens-idUSKCN0QN1KK20150818
    http://consumer.healthday.com/kids-health-information-23/adolescents-and-teen-health-news-719/e-cigs-may-spur-teens-to-try-smoking-study-702405.html
    http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20150818/NEWS/150819895
    http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2015/aug/18/teens-e-cigarette-use-linked-with-later-smoking/
    Teen E-Cigs Smokers More Likely to Turn to Cigarettes: Study
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/researchers-claim-electronic-cigarettes-gateway-to-real-smoking-but-experts-unsure/
    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/298269.php
    High schoolers who vape more likely to also try cigarettes, study finds
    https://www.sciencenews.org/article/teen-e-cig-users-more-likely-smoke-tobacco
    http://www.dailyrx.com/electronic-cigarette-use-teens-tied-higher-likelihood-smoking-tobacco
    http://www.medpagetoday.com/Cardiology/Prevention/53133
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-19/vaping-a-quitting-toll-but-gateway-for-non-smokers-studies-say/6708330
    http://www.californiahealthline.org/articles/2015/8/19/e-cigarettes-could-serve-as-gateway-to-traditional-tobacco-products
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3202464/Teenagers-use-e-cigarettes-likely-start-smoking-tobacco-latest-study-claims.html
    http://www.rt.com/news/312791-ecigarettes-study-teenage-smoking/

    Nancy Rigotti promotes Leventhal et al article claiming e-cigs are gateways to cigarettes, urges FDA to impose Deeming Rule that bans sales of lifesaving vapor products to adults
    http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2428937
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-ecigarettes-teens/teens-who-try-e-cigarettes-more-likely-to-start-smoking-study-idUSKCN0QN1KK20150818
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-teens-ecigarettes-20150818-story.html
    https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=190109
    https://www.livescience.com/51900-ecigarette-gateway-smoking-teens.html
    https://www.nbcnews.com/health/kids-health/teens-who-try-e-cigs-try-smoking-too-study-finds-n411871

    NIDA references Nancy Rigotti’s op/ed to further demonize lifesaving vapor products
    https://www.wcasd.net/cms/lib/PA02203541/Centricity/Domain/2133/NIDA_Drug_Facts_-_E-Cigarettes_-_August_2015.pdf

    Clive Bates, Konstantinos Farsalinos, Mike Siegel and Linda Bauld criticize Leventhal et al claim that e-cigs are gateway to cigarettes
    http://www.clivebates.com/?p=3235
    http://www.ecigarette-research.org/research/index.php/whats-new/whatsnew-2015/222-gateway
    http://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com/2015/08/according-to-campaign-for-tobacco-free.html
    https://theconversation.com/young-people-and-e-cigarettes-what-we-know-so-far-46243

    NIH funded Leventhal et al again falsely insinuate vaping is gateway to cigarettes; But study:
    - falsely claimed 37% of 10th graders are vapers (inaccurately citing 2015 MTF data),
    - failed to properly/appropriately compare baseline smokers to baseline vapers,
    - found 24% of 3,084 participants, including 93% who were nonsmokers, reported “prior” vaping at baseline (i.e. previous e-cig experimentation, but not in past month),
    - found 95.1% of participants reported NO cigarette smoking in past month,
    - found just 2.4% of participants reported smoking >2 days in past month,
    - falsely classified those who smoked >2 days in past month as "frequent smokers",
    - falsely classified those who vaped >2 days in past month as "frequent vapers",
    - found just 4.7% of participants reported vaping >2 days in past month at baseline, and
    - found just 4.3% of participants reported vaping <3 days in past month at baseline.
    http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2579858

    News media tout 2nd wave of fear mongering claims about vaping by NIH funded Leventhal et al http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-teens-vaping-smoking-20161108-story.html
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-adolescents-vaping-smoking-idUSKBN13328G
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3917136/E-cigarettes-gateway-smoking-Experts-say-high-usage-leads-teenagers-real-thing.html
    http://www.medpagetoday.com/Pulmonology/Smoking/61295
    https://consumer.healthday.com/cancer-information-5/electronic-cigarettes-970/e-cigarettes-lead-to-more-frequent-and-heavier-tobacco-smoking-study-716633.html
    http://www.skynews.com.au/news/national/national/2016/11/09/vaping--gateway--to-teen-smoking--study.html

    Adam Leventhal demonizes and misrepresents risk/benefits of vaping

    http://www.heraldnet.com/opinion/big-tobacco-wins-big-with-vaping/

    NIDA funded Richard Miech at Univ of Michigan misrepresents 2014 MTF data (finding record declines in teen smoking) by falsely insinuating that e-cigs are gateways to cigarettes
    http://monitoringthefuture.org/pressreleases/14cigpr.pdf

    After finding huge decline in teen smoking in 2015, and after failing to disclose smoking rates among e-cig users (and vice versa), NIDA funded MTF surveyor Richard Miech claimed e-cigs weren’t used by teens to quit smoking, falsely insinuated that e-cigs are as harmful as cigarettes, and lobbied for FDA’s e-cig ban and an e-cig flavoring ban by falsely claiming TCA’s ban of <1% of flavored cigarettes reduced cigarette smoking.
    http://monitoringthefuture.org/pressreleases/15ecigpr.pdf

    NIDA funded Richard Miech falsely claims e-cigs are gateways to cigarettes for teens

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-theory/wp/2017/02/15/the-great-mystery-of-e-cigarettes/
    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/312535.php

    Joel Nitzkin and Sally Satel expose the deeply flawed research methods (er misconduct) used in DHHS funded studies claiming e-cigarette experimentation leads to cigarette smoking among teens and young adults (and the so-called meta study by Soneji, Leventhal, Miech et al):
    http://www.rstreet.org/op-ed/comments-re-association-between-initial-use-of-e-cigarettes-and-subsequent-cigarette-smoking-among-adolescents-and-young-adults/
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28654986

    Vaping experts criticize junk vapor meta analyses by Soneji, Leventhal, Miech et al
    http://www.sciencemediacentre.org/expert-reaction-to-review-of-e-cigarettes-and-smoking-in-young-adults/
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170628113644.htm
    https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-06-e-cigarettes-real-teens.html
     
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  14. Bill Godshall

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    When I went to sign up to get into the webinar (which should have just started), it said the event was full, and that nobody else could watch/listen to the webinar. Oh well, I'd just get pissed off listening to the scoundrels misrepresent the evidence, just as FDA paid and instructed them to do.

    Download the report at www.nationalacademies.org/eCigHealthEffects (report and supporting materials will be available here at 11 a.m. EST on Jan. 23)

    Here is the embargoed press release that was sent the news media yesterday.

    Jan. 23, 2018

    EMBARGOED: NOT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE BEFORE 11 A.M. EST ON JAN. 23

    New Report One of the Most Comprehensive Studies on Health Effects of E-Cigarettes; Finds That Using E-Cigarettes May Lead Youth to Start Smoking, Adults to Stop Smoking

    WASHINGTON – A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine takes a comprehensive look at evidence on the human health effects of e-cigarettes. Although the research base is limited given the relatively short time e-cigarettes have been used, the committee that conducted the study identified and examined over 800 peer-reviewed scientific studies, reaching dozens of conclusions about a range of health impacts.

    Evidence suggests that while e-cigarettes are not without health risks, they are likely to be far less harmful than conventional cigarettes, the report says. They contain fewer numbers and lower levels of toxic substances than conventional cigarettes, and using e-cigarettes may help adults who smoke conventional cigarettes quit smoking. However, their long-term health effects are not yet clear. Among youth -- who use e-cigarettes at higher rates than adults do -- there is substantial evidence that e-cigarette use increases the risk of transitioning to smoking conventional cigarettes.

    E-cigarettes are a diverse group of products containing a heating element that produces an aerosol from a liquid that users can inhale via a mouthpiece, and include a range of devices such as “cig-a-likes,” vape tank systems, and vape mods. Millions of Americans use e-cigarettes, and e-cigarette use is generally greatest among young adults and decreases with age. Use varies substantially across demographic groups, including age, gender, race, and ethnicity. For example, among youth and adults, use is typically greater among males than females.

    Whether e-cigarettes have an overall positive or negative impact on public health is currently unknown, the report says. More and better research on e-cigarettes’ short- and long-term effects on health and on their relationship to conventional smoking is needed to answer that question with clarity.

    “E-cigarettes cannot be simply categorized as either beneficial or harmful,” said David Eaton, chair of the committee that wrote the report, and dean and vice provost of the Graduate School of the University of Washington, Seattle. “In some circumstances, such as their use by non-smoking adolescents and young adults, their adverse effects clearly warrant concern. In other cases, such as when adult smokers use them to quit smoking, they offer an opportunity to reduce smoking-related illness.”

    The report offers conclusions about e-cigarette use and a range of health impacts, including the following, and it notes the strength of the evidence for each conclusion.

    Exposure to nicotine
    · There is conclusive evidence that exposure to nicotine from e-cigarettes is highly variable and depends on the characteristics of the device and the e-liquid, as well as on how the device is operated.
    · There is substantial evidence that nicotine intake from e-cigarettes among experienced adult e-cigarette users can be comparable to that from conventional cigarettes.

    Exposure to toxic substances
    · There is conclusive evidence that in addition to nicotine, most e-cigarettes contain and emit numerous potentially toxic substances.
    · There is substantial evidence that except for nicotine, exposure to potentially toxic substances from e-cigarettes (under typical conditions of use) is significantly lower compared with conventional cigarettes.

    Dependence and abuse liability
    · There is substantial evidence that e-cigarette use results in symptoms of dependence on e-cigarettes.
    · There is moderate evidence that risk and severity of dependence is lower for e-cigarettes than for conventional cigarettes.
    · There is moderate evidence that variability in the characteristics of e-cigarette products (nicotine concentration, flavoring, device type, and brand) is an important determinant of the risk and severity of dependence on e-cigarettes.

    Harm reduction
    · There is conclusive evidence that completely substituting e-cigarettes for conventional cigarettes reduces users’ exposure to many toxicants and carcinogens present in conventional cigarettes.
    · There is substantial evidence that completely switching from regular use of conventional cigarettes to e-cigarettes results in reduced short-term adverse health outcomes in several organ systems.

    Use by youth and young adults
    · There is substantial evidence that e-cigarette use by youth and young adults increases their risk of ever using conventional cigarettes.

    Secondhand exposure
    · There is conclusive evidence that e-cigarette use increases airborne concentrations of particulate matter and nicotine in indoor environments compared with background levels.
    · There is moderate evidence that second-hand exposure to nicotine and particulates is lower from e-cigarettes compared with conventional cigarettes.

    Cancer
    · There is no available evidence whether or not e-cigarette use is associated with intermediate cancer endpoints in humans. (An intermediate cancer endpoint is a precursor to the possible development of cancer; for example, polyps are lesions that are intermediate cancer endpoints for colon cancer.)
    · There is limited evidence from animal studies using intermediate biomarkers of cancer to support the hypothesis that long-term e-cigarette use could increase the risk of cancer.

    Respiratory effects
    · There is no available evidence whether or not e-cigarettes cause respiratory diseases in humans.
    · There is moderate evidence for increased cough and wheeze in adolescents who use e-cigarettes, and an increase in asthma exacerbations.

    Injuries and poisonings
    · There is conclusive evidence that e-cigarettes can explode and cause burns and projectile injuries. Such risk is significantly increased when batteries are of poor quality, stored improperly, or are being modified by users.
    · There is conclusive evidence that intentional or accidental exposure to e-liquids (from drinking, eye contact, or skin contact) can result in adverse health effects such as seizures, anoxic brain injury, vomiting, and lactic acidosis.
    · There is conclusive evidence that intentionally or accidentally drinking or injecting e-liquids can be fatal.

    Reproductive and developmental effects
    · There is no available evidence whether or not e-cigarettes affect pregnancy outcomes.
    · There is insufficient evidence whether or not maternal e-cigarette use affects fetal development.

    Until more definite scientific data are available, population modeling can help estimate the balance of potential benefits and harms. Under the assumption that e-cigarette use increases the rate at which adults quit conventional smoking, modeling projects that use of e-cigarettes will generate a net public health benefit, at least in the short run. The harms caused by the higher rate of conventional cigarette smoking among youth who had used e-cigarettes will take decades to appear. For long-range projections, the net public health benefit is substantially less, and under some scenarios the net impact is harmful.

    Maximizing the potential health benefits associated with e-cigarettes, the report says, will require determining with more precision whether and under what conditions e-cigarettes help people quit smoking; discouraging e-cigarette use among youth through education and access restrictions; and increasing the devices’ safety through data-driven engineering and design.

    The study was sponsored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are private, nonprofit institutions that provide independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions related to science, technology, and medicine. They operate under an 1863 congressional charter to the National Academy of Sciences, signed by President Lincoln. For more information, visit nationalacademies.org. A committee roster follows.

    Social Media:
    Follow us on Twitter: @theNASEM and @NASEM_health
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    Follow the conversation using: #eCigHealthEffects

    Resources:

    Download the report at www.nationalacademies.org/eCigHealthEffects (report and supporting materials will be available here at 11 a.m. EST on Jan. 23)

    Contacts:
    Dana Korsen, Media Relations Officer
    Andrew Robinson, Media Relations Assistant
    Office of News and Public Information
    202-334-2138; e-mail news@nas.edu
    Newsroom

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    Copies of Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes are available from the National Academies Press on the Internet at www.nap.edu or by calling202-334-3313 or 1-800-624-6242. Reporters may obtain a copy from the Office of News and Public Information (contacts listed above).

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    THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCES, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE
    Health and Medicine Division
    Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice

    Committee on the Review of the Health Effects of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems

    David L. Eaton* (chair)
    Dean and Vice Provost
    Graduate School
    Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
    School of Public Health
    University of Washington
    Seattle

    Anthony Alberg
    Professor and Chair
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    Arnold School of Public Health
    University of South Carolina
    Columbia

    Maciej Goniewicz
    Associate Professor of Oncology
    Department of Health Behavior
    Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Buffalo, N.Y.

    Adam Leventhal
    Associate Professor
    Department of Preventive Medicine
    Division of Health Behavior Research
    Keck School of Medicine
    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles

    José E. Manautou
    Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, and
    Interim Chair
    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
    School of Pharmacy
    University of Connecticut
    Storrs

    Sharon McGrath-Morrow
    Professor
    Department of Pediatrics
    School of Medicine
    Johns Hopkins University
    Baltimore

    David Mendez
    Associate Professor
    Department of Health Management and Policy
    School of Public Health
    University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor

    Richard Miech
    Research Professor
    Survey Research Center
    Institute for Social Research
    University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor

    Ana Navas-Acien
    Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
    Mailman School of Public Health
    Columbia University
    New York City

    Kent E. Pinkerton
    Professor of Pediatrics
    School of Medicine, and
    Professor of Anatomy, Physiology, and Cell Biology
    School of Veterinary Medicine
    University of California
    Davis

    Nancy A. Rigotti
    Professor of Medicine
    Harvard Medical School, and
    Director
    Tobacco Research and Treatment Center, and
    Associate Chief
    Division of General Internal Medicine
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Boston

    David A. Savitz*
    Professor of Epidemiology
    School of Public Health, and
    Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatrics
    Warren Alpert Medical School
    Brown University
    Providence, R.I.

    Gideon St.Helen
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Division of Clinical Pharmacology
    Department of Medicine
    University of California
    San Francisco

    STAFF


    Kathleen R. Stratton
    Staff Officer

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    *Member, National Academy of Medicine
     
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  15. Bill Godshall

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    News headlines grossly misrepresent findings of National Academies report on vaping to deceive, scare, and defend Obama’s FDA Deeming Rule that bans sales of lifesaving vapor products to adults.

    NY Times: Vaping Can Be Addictive and May Lure Teenagers to Smoking, Science Panel Concludes
    Vaping Can Be Addictive and May Lure Teenagers to Smoking, Science Panel Concludes

    The Hill - Study: Vaping can lead teens to cigarette smoking
    Study: Vaping can lead teens to cigarette smoking

    AP: Do e-cigarettes help or harm? Report says not clear
    https://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2018-01-23/do-e-cigarettes-help-or-harm-report-says-not-clear-yet

    The Guardian: Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely to try smoking
    Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely to try smoking, report shows

    https://health.usnews.com/health-care/articles/2018-01-23/e-cigarettes-both-good-and-bad-expert-panel-says
     
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  16. Kent C

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    NY Times: Vaping Can Be Addictive and May Lure Teenagers to Smoking, Science Panel Concludes

    "The panel found evidence among studies it reviewed that vaping may prompt teenagers or young adults to try regular cigarettes, putting them at higher risk for addiction, but that any significant linkage between e-cigarettes and long-term smoking has not been established."

    also:

    "...some antismoking advocates contend that young people become hooked on nicotine, and are enticed to cancer-causing tobacco-based cigarettes over time."

    but:

    " It concluded the devices are safer than traditional smoking products and that they do help smokers quit, citing conclusive proof that switching can reduce smokers’ exposure to deadly tar, numerous dangerous chemicals and other carcinogens."

    So vaping isn't a one-way gateway. Teens who go to cigarettes have a way to get off them. :facepalm:

    Fact is most teens vape without nicotine for the very purpose of not getting hooked on it. And most cloud chasers can't handle any more than 3mg nic. The teens know more about this than most researchers. Same with computers, code, etc. - they already know more than the regulators.
     
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  17. Bill Godshall

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    And of course, CTFK and ALA issued press releases citing the report's findings to once again urge FDA to change the Deeming Rule's recently delayed ban on the sale of all vapor products to adults back to August 8, 2018.

    https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/tobacco-free-kids-national-academies-report-on-e-cigarettes-shows-need-for-fda-regulation-to-protect-kids-and-assess-effectiveness-for-smoking-cessation-300586816.html

    National Academies Report Makes Clear: FDA Must Use Its Full Authority to Protect the Public Health from E-Cigarettes
     
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    The "news" from this report is all over the major outlets today. It has made for a frustrating day of reading my usually favorite news sites. This coverage and the calls for a change back in the predicate date makes me think it is time to start stocking up again.
     
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  19. Bill Godshall

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    FDA is NOT going to change its 8/8/2022 vapor prohibition day back to 8/8/2018.

    The purpose of CTFK's and ALA's press releases (urging FDA to change the date back) is to prevent FDA and US Congress from making any necessary changes to the Deeming Rule (e.g. allowing new vapor products since 8/8/2016 to be sold in the US, allow truthful claims for vapor products and/or repealing/rescinding of the Deeming Rule) to allow vapor products to lawfully compete against cigarettes on the market.

    CTFK and ALA also want FDA to impose many unwarranted standards that would ban many/most vapor products before FDA's 8/8/2022 ban, which is also what Big Tobacco and some vapor groups have been lobbying Congress to enact into law (via the Cole-Bishop amendment to the 2018 federal spending bill).
     
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  20. retired1

    retired1 Administrator Admin Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Apr 5, 2013
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    Many of the tactics used by vaping opponents are the same exact "half truth" tactics used by the anti-tobacco lobbyists of old. It would be funny if it wasn't so damned ironic.
     
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