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Heads Up – News – Updates 7.8.2019

San Francisco will have a ballot vote for total vape ban. Seattle mayor mulls following in San Francisco’s footsteps. ANTZ propaganda convinces one woman smoking has lower risk of heart disease than vaping and another woman in the UK that smoking wasn’t an oral cancer risk.  Anti-tobacco groups pushing anti-vapor laws and credit smoking ban for lower smoking rates in Wisconsin.

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THE MORE YOU KNOW: CDC states smoking linked to 1 in 4 CVD deaths. Vaping does NOT “trade cancer for heart disease,” it LOWERS the risk for heart disease. Vapor products DO NOT contain more nicotine than cigarettes (200 “puffs” is NOT the same as 200 mg,) but even if they did, it’s the SMOKE that causes greatest health risks, not the nicotine. Claiming that vapor products have “more nicotine” is a red herring to distract from the fact that they still don’t carry the same health risks as smoking.

I’m smoking cigarettes to quit my vaping habit… Yeah, I know • the Hi-lo

WISCONSIN: (HEADS UP!) ACS, AHA, ALA want to “end nicotine use,” calling for treating vaping the same as smoking w/ public use bans (which have turned into residential bans elsewhere,) high taxes & denying adults 18-20 who smoke access to safer products.

The Next Steps in Wisconsin’s Plan for Clean Air

SAN FRANCISCO: (UPDATE) The Coalition for Reasonable Vaping Regulation submitted over 20,000 signatures last Tuesday, more than twice the roughly 9,000 signatures it needed to gather by today, to place the vapor product ban on the ballot.

THE MORE YOU KNOW: ANTZ credit indoor ban for 16% adult smoking rate, but smoking actually jumped from 19% in 2010 to 21% in 2011 & finally dropped to 17% by 2014. Note that abt 196,000 WI adults quit 2011 – 2017 & by 2017, abt 165,000 had tried vaping.

Nine years after Smoke Free Air law, Wisconsin says smoke ban is a success

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON: (HEADS UP!) Mayor Jenny Durkan (@MayorJenny) is saying it’s time for the city to have a “discussion” on banning low risk vaping products (but not combustible cigarettes) to reduce teen vaping.

THE MORE YOU KNOW: (UK) Because of ANTZ propaganda, most people believe smoke-free tobacco has a stronger link to oral cancer than smoking. Nothing could be further from the truth. Oral cancers are more frequently linked to smoking, HPV and alcohol abuse.

Smoker who ‘didn’t know cigarettes cause cancer’ diagnosed with mouth tumour