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Vaping anti-flavor propaganda continues, Call To Action & More – Tobacco Harm Reduction News

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.

CASAA IN ACTION // Podcast Revived!

If you’re a fan of podcasts, take a listen to this post’s accompanying podcast hosted by Alex Clark and Logan Evans! CASAA will be releasing podcasts more regularly so stay tuned!

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!

casaa cta flavor ban

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.”

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

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.

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.


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!

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.

READ MORE: Erika Sward on Tobacco Use in Youth