Vaping anti-flavor propaganda continues. Call to Action in Maryland. Good news update in New Hampshire. Heads up Davenport. More research shows flavors have little to do with teen vaping. UK researchers seek to improve vape devices. Dr. Oz misrepresents vaping science.
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CALL TO ACTION // Maryland
Flavor ban bill (HB 134) is scheduled for a public ZOOM hearing on Wednesday. February 10th at 1:30 PM. Outrageously, only 20 people will be allowed to speak in opposition. Click the link below for CASAA tips on how to sign up and talking points!
TAKE ACTION: Maryland – Stop a Flavor Ban (HB 134)!
DO MORE: If you live in Maryland, join the CASAA Maryland Facebook Group
CALL TO ACTION // New Hampshire Update
Good news! In Depth New Hampshire has reported that “After an hour-and-a-half of testimony, mostly from owners of vaping shops or distributors,” the Senate Commerce Committee voted 4-1 “to kill a bill that would have banned flavored e-cigarettes and e-cigarette cartridges, except for menthol.”
Controversial Right-to-Work Bill Clears One Hurdle https://t.co/HPAYeNM63P via @nancywestnews
— InDepthNH (@nancywestnews) February 1, 2021
"We have just given a financial gift to the state of New Hampshire," Rep. Harrington of Groton says, asserting tobacco flavor ban and vaping tax bill will push more biz out of state. #mapoli
— State House News (@statehousenews) November 13, 2019
READ MORE: Controversial Right-to-Work Bill Clears One Hurdle
DO MORE: If you live in New Hampshire, join the CASAA New Hampshire Facebook Group
HEADS UP! // Davenport, Iowa
Lighting up or taking a puff in a place once considered a safe haven by Davenport smokers and vape users may soon land you a $100 fine. https://t.co/waSxNXKncR
— Quad-City Times (@qctimes) February 4, 2021
Any org that advocates an outdoor smoking ban whilst promoting vaping is leaving the door open for ecigs to be included later.It'll happen.
— Paul (@MorphRv) August 13, 2015
READ MORE: Davenport considering ordinance banning smoking, vaping in city parks
DO MORE: If you live in Iowa, join the CASAA Iowa Facebook Group
RESEARCH // Improving Vaping
Unlike in the US, where they cherry-pick data or biasedly report results to justify vapor product bans–with no concern for the devastating impact such bans have on adult vapers–UK researchers are looking to make vaping even more effective.
Scientists develop AI-powered ‘puff technology’ to help smokers quit (story by @thomas_macaulay) https://t.co/NUHygngawl
— TNW (@thenextweb) January 31, 2021
READ MORE: Scientists develop AI-powered ‘puff technology’ to help smokers quit
RESEARCH // Youth Tobacco Use
Review confirms that youth with a parent or close friend who smokes are most at risk to start smoking. A compelling reason not to close the smoking “off ramp” of vaping for adults in a vain attempt to close the “on ramp” for teens trying vaping.
Drugs cost money, but cigarettes u can bum from ur chain-smoking dad 4free (this is called Smoker's Privilege)
— Jewel Thieves (@69jewelthieves) January 31, 2021
I didn't smoke in high school but I assume people knew the stores that didn't card, their parents or grandparents smoked and they swiped the cigarettes or their older siblings got them cigarettes. Probably a combination of all three.
— Alex (@AlexAnotherOne) February 2, 2021
They didn't have juul when I was in hs
— Ghislaine Maxwell's Fat Tiddies Apologist (@BleakSigilKeep) January 31, 2021
READ MORE: Social norms as a predictor of smoking uptake among youth: a systematic review, meta‐analysis and meta‐regression of prospective cohort studies
PUBLIC HEALTH // Exposing Anti-Vaping Bias
Dr. Oz says vaping causes “same problems” as smoking, yet none of the studies cited actually support that claim. One study compared cigarettes to marijuana, one study looked at vapers who still smoked and the last study mentioned did not establish cause!
Careful, Dr Oz says things like "smoking and vaping" … like saying "Lawn Mowers and the Star Ship Enterprise"#VapingSavesLives is 95% safer than smoking; therefore dangerous to demonize unfairly.
— Clues ⚖ (@Clues) April 7, 2020
READ MORE: Smoking, Vaping Cause the Same Problems
PUBLIC HEALTH // Anti-Vaping Lies Continue
Although majority of adults who currently smoke/vape started with unflavored cigarettes & availability of flavored vape products coincided with record low youth smoking, Erika Sward, the assistant vice president of National Advocacy for the American Lung Association, continues to lie, claiming that flavor bans will help stop youth experimentation.
The ALA has launched a website loaded with lies. They claim that
1. youth vaping rates rapidly increase, completely ignoring that the numbers declined by 30%.
2. there's evidence about health risks on the lungs.
3. it's a gateway to smoking
4. it doesn't help to stop smoking.
— Sonja Marx (health = human right) (@SonjaMarx9) September 10, 2020
It was only a matter of time before a doctor would t review the evidence on vaping then MAKE A VIDEO ABOUT IT!
Dr. John Oyston has had enough of the lies!
Watch this comprehensive look at ALA: how they lie versus the truth and their motives.https://t.co/1YUEowBn6W pic.twitter.com/VwgDFWMC2P
— VAEPworld (@VAEPworld) January 12, 2020
READ MORE: Erika Sward on Tobacco Use in Youth