WASHINGTON: (UPDATE) State bans e-cig flavors apparently to stop “epidemic” of record DECLINE in youth smoking? Grade 12 smoking rates were flat, dropping only 3.1 percentage points from 2002-10. As vaping rose from 2010-18, grade 12 smoking rates dropped a WHOPPING 11.6 percentage points! Young adult (18-24 yrs) smoking is also now at a RECORD LOW, so that contradicts the “gateway” theory of teens who vape moving on to smoking as young adults.
How many other “epidemics” in history actually led to POSITIVE public health outcomes??
IN THE NEWS: Just days AFTER the Army, Navy, and Air Force announced their Exchanges no longer sell the regulated e-cigarette products intended for adults who smoke, first lung illnesses occur. Did a ban force those 2 soldiers to turn to the black market?
THE MORE YOU KNOW: After his parents raised the alarm over retail products that are intended for adults who smoke as cause of their son’s illness, yet another teen admits to using the “other” kind of vape pens that have been linked to 76% of the lung illness cases. That outlying 13% who first claimed they “only used nicotine” is shrinking fast….
IN THE NEWS: (VICE MAGAZINE) Why People Are Dying from Vaping in the U.S. and Not the U.K. —
“I think the difference between the U.K. and the U.S. are due to the American propensity to turn health issues into moral crusades,” said Dr. Brad Rodu.