“Experts estimate that exclusive e-cigarette use is associated with about five percent of the mortality risks of smoking.”
Uh… what young person has ever been killed by “pollution” or smoking?
But reducing risk of harm to health by 95% (versus tobacco) is not good enough for US behavior nannies.
As a lucrative 12-year long financial deal comes to an end, the EU threatens to cut ties with Philip Morris unless it gets an even better deal. EU concern for public health is just a pose.
“The results showed that even the worst case amount of formaldehyde per 10 puffs of the e-cigarettes tested, was over 10 times less than the formaldehyde from a 3R4F reference cigarette smoked under standard ISO conditions.”
And so where was the epidemic if type 2 diabetes back in the day when “thirdhand smoke” was ubiquitous in America?
But the dose makes the poison and here:
But doesn’t affect their breathing.
No surprise. Many e-cig users are smokers simply trying not to offend others or to comply with smoking restrictions.
Note that no deaths occur during or immediately after hookah bar sessions despite the high levels of PM2.5.
“Unlike other nicotine replacement therapies, the vaping product we studied may offer a viable alternative to cigarettes for those finding it difficult to quit the behavioural and sensorial aspects of smoking.”
Of course, the dose makes the poison. This study offers no reports of disease.
The feds are proposing to ban smoking in public housing. But…
One of the Big Pharma/trial lawyer shills is the infamous Jonathan Samet — junk science epidemiologist and chief railroad engineer of radon, secondhand smoke, particulate matter and ground-level ozone.
Annoying to many — but not a health risk to any — secondhand smoke is archetypal junk science.
Drexel University reports:
Epigenetics is a major new front in junk science. Imagine — smoking irreversibly changes gene expression in existing eggs so as to effect health three generations later!
As if that’s the main or even a significant problem with homelessness. No pleasure is too small for the nannies to ignore.
Questions: What’s worse — stress or smoking?
Nonsense. Places like California and Colorado are more plausible “gateways” to marijuana.
Regardless of the validity of the researchers dubious HDL claims, unfortunately for these researchers, cholesterol levels have nothing to do with risk of heart disease.
Consumer demand outsmarts the nannies.
So… not at all?
Yet Bloomberg happily accepts $1.50 per pack of cigarettes sold in NYC.
But not too many people die from smoking in their child-bearing years.
Show us a single baby born prematurely because of secondhand smoke.
Will smokers will be barred from buying guns?
Prison for possession of cigarettes without a prescription? And how would you get one of those from a physician?
The new study shows that thousands of years of ambient PM2.5 exposure has no effect on life expectancy.
So where was all the childhood asthma in, say, the 1950s and 1960s?
Poorly conducted research has never stopped prohibitionists before. Why stop now? Tobacco companies don’t even oppose bad science.
A trial lawyer’s dream — oil and tobacco company defendants.
Secondhand smoke “science” is what drives us nuts.
Is this more or less ironic than anti-tobacco groups accepting tobacco revenues?
Except that none of the mice studied got lung cancer.
“It’s bad news.”
At least one claimed effect (decline in FEV1) is clinically insignificant and the others are reversible with smoking cessation.
“‘With tobacco cigarettes a user generally knows how much nicotine is being consumed. … When it comes to an electronic cigarette, you just don’t know …’ This is also entirely false.”
“This week there was another development in the Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) push to regulate cigars. The agency announced it was extending the public comment period on it’s proposed regulation of cigars.”
The smoking ban-heart attack scam continues.