Dr. Michael Siegel is one of the most dedicated advocates of the vaping community who has been very vocal in his criticism of the government response to the “vaping-related” lung disease scandal in recent months.   Currently a Professor of Public Health at Boston University, he has also spent two years previously working as a research scientist in the field of tobacco analysis for the CDC.

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In late September, Siegel blasted his former employer for failing to adequately and swiftly inform the general population that THC vaping is the direct cause of the respiratory scare rather than the vaping of convention FDA-regulated nicotine vapes.  Today, he is focusing his frustrations on state officials and their corresponding health departments who appear to be mimicking the CDC’s abysmal emergency response management strategies.

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CNN is at it again, this time intentionally spreading dangerous misinformation that strongly implies secondhand e-cigarette vapor is equally as harmful to public health as smoking.  The controversial news organization is largely responsible for blaming a surge of mysterious lung disorders occurring in Wisconsin and Illinois directly to vaping.  However, the data now overwhelming indicates that the teen vapers were likely ingesting Black Market or THC-enhanced products which remain unregulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 

In its latest fearmongering campaign, CNN is once again referencing an unsubstantiated white paper on the topic of secondhand vapor without verifying the underlying evidence, if it even exists.  This sort of “copy and paste” journalism is severely detrimental to public health as it ignores key scientific data which clearly indicates that e-cig vapor is 99 percent less toxic than the smoke derived from combustible tobacco products.

In its latest fearmongering campaign, CNN is once again referencing an unsubstantiated white paper on the topic of secondhand vapor without verifying the underlying evidence, if it even exists.  This sort of “copy and paste” journalism is severely detrimental to public health as it ignores key scientific data which clearly indicates that e-cig vapor is 99 percent less toxic than the smoke derived from combustible tobacco products.

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During last week’s congressional hearings surrounding a perceived rise in teen vaping rates, Juul CEO Kevin Burns came under consistent attack by federal lawmakers regarding the company’s alleged role. As the hearings conducted by the House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy got underway, it quickly became painfully obvious that the event was not designed to be a true fact-finding mission.  Rather, many committee members would simply use his or her 5-minutes of questioning to rant, rave, and spread grossly misinformed and utterly biased opinions regardless of scientific evidence.

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At several points during the congressional back-and-forth, the topic of vaping science was highlighted ever so slightly.  A common fallback position of anti-vaping activists is that more research is needed before academia, and consequently lawmakers supposedly, can claim definitively whether vapor products are safe for human consumption.

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ACS: Nicotine is not tobacco

“In this rapidly changing tobacco landscape, it is critical that consumers receive accurate information about different tobacco products and the role of nicotine in tobacco-related disease. Many consumers are misinformed about the harms of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS).”

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has not always been a pro-vaping organization.  In fact, the ACS once held similar views to those of the present-day American Lung Association which seems to intentionally confuse nicotine with tobacco.  One is a naturally occurring chemical found in eggplants and tomatoes.  The other produces a tar-fill smoke that causes cancer.

Then in 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began making wild assertions that the popularity of teenage vaping was out-of-control.  Mentions of teen smoking rates were rarely mentioned, largely because data published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was also showing a massive decline.

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its latest national smoking statistics last Tuesday, and tobacco use among both teens and adults has plummeted to record lows.  The data flies in the face of multiple statements by officials of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) who claim that vaping is a gateway to smoking. 

According to the CDC press release, around 16 percent of adults (over the age of 18) were regular smokers in 2016.  A year later, the percentage had dropped to 13.9 percent.  Teenagers are also showing tremendous progress with only 9 percent of high school students reported to be regular smokers.  That’s the lowest number in recorded history.  And what’s more, even the regular smokers are smoking less cigarettes on a daily basis.

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“Among daily smokers, the average number of cigarettes smoked per day declined from about 17 cigarettes in 2005 to 14 cigarettes in 2016. The proportion of daily smokers who smoked 20 to 29 cigarettes per day dropped from 34.9 percent in 2005 to 28.4 percent in 2016, while the proportion who smoked fewer than 10 cigarettes per day rose from 16.4 percent in 2005 to 25 percent in 2016.”

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that the agency is considering new regulatory actions to limit the nicotine levels associated with combustible tobacco and vapor products.  According to agency officials, nicotine reduction will diminish the products’ addictiveness especially among teens, but a Harvard study is suggesting that the FDA’s efforts may be focusing on the wrong thing.  Highly toxic cigarette additives like ammonia and acetaldehyde may be the real and significant danger.

Since the 1960s, addiction specialists had already determined that smoking addiction is a leading cause of death in the United States and abroad.  They have also known for decades that the most substantial proportion of health risks associated with smoking comes from the thousands of extra chemicals intentionally placed inside combustible tobacco products that are specifically designed to keep the smoker hooked.

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