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4 more research studies to shut the yappers of vaping haters

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4 more research studies to shut the yappers of vaping haters

There are so many misleading vape studies written by vaping haters floating around online these days, and many of them are even funded by the U.S. government.  In fact, just last week, Dr. Enid Neptune from the American Thoracic Society (ATS) wrote a letter to the Washington Post stating that the FDA’s recently announced plan to postpone the deeming regulations is bad for public health.  In the published article, the marvel of medical misinformation Dr. Neptune even states that nicotine can be a “gateway drug.” Really?  A gateway drug to what, exactly?   Maybe this doctor should read better research, because nicotine can be...

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Harvard: Additives in cigarettes lead to tobacco addiction, not the nicotine

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Harvard:  Additives in cigarettes lead to tobacco addiction, not the nicotine

A recent Harvard University study attempts to resolve the on-going debate regarding the allegedly addiction qualities of vaping technology compared to combustible cigarettes.   The confusion usually lies in the related definitions of tobacco and nicotine.  Contrary to many publications by anti-tobacco lobbyists, the two substances are not synonymous.  Tobacco is not nicotine, and nicotine is not tobacco. It is this fundamental fact that is the basis for the Harvard research.  A team of scientists led by Dr. Hillel R. Alpert began their study by focusing on the pyrazines in conventional cigarettes rather than the nicotine concentrations.  Pyrazines is a fancy...

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Beware of Dr. Neptune: Dr. Siegel blasts vaping hater with cartoonish name

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Beware of Dr. Neptune: Dr. Siegel blasts vaping hater with cartoonish name

Dr. Neptune is not some fictional evil villain from the DC comic books.  She is a real, live, breathing, three-dimensional human with a long list of medical credentials.   She is an associate professor at Johns Hopkins, and the Vice Chairperson of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Tobacco Action Committee. She is also a vaping hater. In a letter written to the Washington Post and published last week on August 9, Dr. Neptune complained about the newspaper’s editorial of the previous week.  In the August 4 article, The Post allegedly praises the decision of FDA Chief Scott Gottlieb to postpone implementation of portions...

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Fagerström Test shows vaping is less addictive than nicotine gum, say scientists

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Fagerström Test shows vaping is less addictive than nicotine gum, say scientists

To hear the anti-tobacco lobby talk about the addictive nature of nicotine-enhanced e-cigs, many might assume that vaping is just as dependence-inducing as heroin or cocaine.  After reading some of the negative propaganda being spread about online, they might also believe that vaping is just as deadly.  However, all nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs) contain some level of nicotine, including nicotine lozenges, gums, and patches.  So why do so many anti-tobacco organizations continuously demonize vaping while seemingly giving a free pass to the Big Pharma NRTs? According to research published by French addiction specialist Jean-Francois Etter in collaboration with co-author Thomas...

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E-cigs may help smokers quit via 'placebo’ effects, says UK medical group

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E-cigs may help smokers quit via 'placebo’ effects, says UK medical group

Doctors sometimes use placebo medical treatments in clinic trials to determine if the perceived health benefits of associated traditional medications are real or perhaps all in the mind.  They might substitute a sugar pill for the real thing before measuring the resulting effects.  Now a team of medical professionals spanning 130 countries is conducting research involving the potential placebo effects of vaping as a smoking cessation tool. The Cochran Group is based in the United Kingdom and focusses on providing medical professionals with guidance in making better decisions regarding patient care.  With the surge in popularity of electronic cigarettes in...

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