BAD PUBLIC HEALTH: Despite unequivocal proof that illicit THC vapes NOT legal, flavored nicotine vapes caused the lung injuries, @SDCountyHHSA Dr. Wilma Wooten continues to urge people not to vape nicotine & FLAVOR BAN still starts July 1st. #QuitLying
San Diego County woman dies of vaping-associated lung injury
RESEARCH: Are you in a state/city still on COVID-19 lockdown in the USA? Please help out vaping/tobacco harm reduction advocate and researcher Dr. Marewa Glover (@MarewaGlover) complete her US data by taking her international survey!
Coping in lockdown | Coping in lockdown
OUTRAGEOUS ANTZ TACTICS: Offer “training” to endorse their sponsors’ pharmaceutical products–shown to FAIL for approx. 90% of people MOTIVATED to quit–over vapor products shown to be 2X more effective. Also, quit products are 0% effective for those who aren’t trying to quit!
GEORGIA: (HEADS UP) Public health or budget health? Tobacco/vape tax seems to have little to do with health and more to do with $454 million in revenue. Price increases hit poor & minorities hardest, shown to lead to black markets vs reduced smoking.
74% of Georgians support a tobacco tax increase, poll finds
COLORADO: (HEADS UP!) Proposed bill has outrageous and baseless VAPE TAX of 50% of manufacturer’s list price until July 1, 2024; 56% until July 1, 2027; and 62% after. Only PLUS SIDE is that modified risk tobacco products would get a 50% tax reduction.
Colorado lawmakers consider putting tobacco and vaping tax on ballot
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UPLAND, CA: City joins several others w/ ALL public smoking/vaping ban–a law that has already led to a scary confrontation between a citizen & police officer in La Mesa, CA. There’s NO science supporting OUTDOOR bans & misleads public about vaping risks!
Smoking, vaping in all public spaces banned in Upland – Daily Bulletin
RESEARCH: Why not to assume “peer-reviewed, published scientific research” is infallible. (And especially true with anti-vaping/anti-THR research.)
“Brown called the article ‘an absolute microcosm of all of the problems in scientific publishing.'”
‘How I got fooled’: The story behind the retraction of a study of gamers