NEW YORK, NY: (UPDATED CALL TO ACTION) Even in the midst of a disease pandemic, New York lawmakers are still pushing a ban on safer alternatives to smoking. The budget bills are must-pass, but denying smoke-free resources to people who would otherwise be smoking – linked to nearly half a MILLION deaths EVERY YEAR – is unacceptable!NY – Stand Up To Vaping/Flavor Bans!
HARM REDUCTION POLICY: (OPINION, GUY BENTLEY) “States must scrap online e-cigarette bans during coronavirus pandemic…” (We’d also add: scrap the online bans for good and allow local vape shops to remain open if stores selling cigarettes remain open!)
States must scrap online e-cigarette bans during coronavirus pandemic
VAPE JUNK SCIENCE: NYSAFP calls for sales ban on all tobacco and flavored vaping products during pandemic period, citing a “recent study.” However, study we saw only linked SMOKING. Smoke-free/vapor products not even mentioned, let alone “flavors.”
Here is the study we believe NYSAFP is claiming supports banning smoke-free tobacco and flavored vapor products. We found no mention of smoke-free tobacco or vapor products.
COVID-19 and smoking: A systematic review of the evidence
MORE VAPE JUNK SCIENCE: “Theories” that #vaping increases negative outcomes of COVID-19, exhaled vapor contains coronavirus or even causes COVID-19 are just that – theories. In fact, so baseless they appear to be not much more than ANTZ wishful thinking.