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Scientists Scare Up Anti Vaping Publicity - DNA Study

Discussion in 'CASAA' started by BrotherBob, Aug 23, 2018.

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  1. BrotherBob

    BrotherBob ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2014
    Sunnyvale,CA,USA
    • Informative Informative x 2
  2. Jebbn

    Jebbn Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 2, 2018
    Australia
    Those pesky "scientists" and "researchers"

    Im not feeling the angst and outrage that the unnamed author of that opinion piece is. All that hyperbole over a press release!
    The head researcher isnt a newb.
    Think I will wait for the final research papers to be released.
     
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  3. tailland

    tailland Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 11, 2018
    Germany
    The problem ofc is that public opinion is largely shaped by headlines and paid promotion.
     
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  4. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    You can do more with a well-written press release than a full study.

    Don't get me wrong, there are still really misleading studies on vaping being done, but it may well be likely that the actually study and its flaws get roundly ignored.

    So I think its okay to be outraged about a press release, as a press release is basically also a "release the jackals, I mean journalists" is what it also IS. It is a summoning of the press to report on something topical of the day while doing very little if any work.

    I wouldn't underestimate the power of the press release, also (IMHO) quite often a form of "performance art," as well.

    Anna
     
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  5. kristin

    kristin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 16, 2009
    CASAA - Wisconsin
    I already have a draft blog post addressing the claims made both by this silly study and the ridiculously bad "heart attack study" by Stanton "The ANTZ" Glantz. Hopefully out by Monday, once the CASAA science expert looks it over!
     
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