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Vaping is OK
Topic Started: Jan 12 2018, 10:35 AM (83 Views)
George K
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Finally
Well, if not OK, at least a lot better:
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Researchers at NYU's College of Global Public Health report that less harmful smoking methods successfully reduce deaths, according to the study, which was published online in the Annual Review of Public Health.

An approach called harm minimization recognizes that switching to safer nicotine products -- including e-cigarettes, nicotine gums, patches and lozenges -- is beneficial to health, though not as effective as quitting smoking altogether.

"Harm minimization is a pragmatic approach that can complement proven current tobacco control efforts of prevention and cessation," researchers write in the study. "Its primary goal is to move the whole population of smokers of toxic combusted tobacco products to exclusive use of much safer products as quickly and as early as possible in their individual smoking careers."

Dr. David Abrams, a professor of social and behavioral sciences at NYU College of Global Public Health, said studies show the alternative approach reduces mortality.

"If most current American smokers switched to vaping e-cigarettes over the next 10 years, there could be as many as 6.6 million fewer premature deaths and 86.7 million fewer life years would be lost," he said in a press release.

"The safest course is to stop smoking or, better, never to start. But a harm minimization approach recognizes that demanding absolute perfection is often counterproductive and that, when a harmful behavior cannot be eliminated, we can still dramatically reduce adverse health consequences."

Abrams notes that nicotine itself causes few, if any, of the harms that smoking does -- but cigarettes also include a lethal mix of carbon monoxide and 70 known cancer-causing chemicals.

The researchers note that cigarettes are the most appealing, most addictive and most toxic of all nicotine products. Gum and patches are lowest in harm, but they are expensive and less appealing to consumers, researchers said.

The researchers, however, call e-cigarettes a "sweet spot" of high appeal and satisfaction, and lower in harm. They note that e-cigarettes are now used more often than nicotine replacement therapies when smokers try to quit in the United States and the Britain.

"A smoker who finds an e-cigarette that is enjoyable can switch," Abrams said. "Successful switchers have either switched quickly or slowly after a period of both vaping and cutting back on smoking and by trying a flavor other than tobacco."
But of course, it's still prohibited in bars, etc.

I'd love to see any science on second-hand nicotine.
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Mikhailoh
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I just hate seeing all these vaping places springing up. Ugh.
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Copper
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George K
Jan 12 2018, 10:35 AM
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less harmful smoking methods successfully reduce deaths



I thought saying something like this was forbidden.

The Confederate soldier was peculiar in that he was ever ready to fight, but never ready to submit to the routine duty and discipline of the camp or the march. The soldiers were determined to be soldiers after their own notions, and do their duty, for the love of it, as they thought best. Carlton McCarthy
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Riley
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HOLY CARP!!!
Mikhailoh
Jan 12 2018, 10:37 AM
I just hate seeing all these vaping places springing up. Ugh.
Why? You donít have to go in.
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ivorythumper
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I am so adjective that I verb nouns!
Riley
Jan 12 2018, 01:27 PM
Mikhailoh
Jan 12 2018, 10:37 AM
I just hate seeing all these vaping places springing up. Ugh.
Why? You donít have to go in.
Property values....
The dogma lives loudly within me.
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Riley
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HOLY CARP!!!
ivorythumper
Jan 12 2018, 01:34 PM
Riley
Jan 12 2018, 01:27 PM
Mikhailoh
Jan 12 2018, 10:37 AM
I just hate seeing all these vaping places springing up. Ugh.
Why? You donít have to go in.
Property values....
Theyíre everywhere here too, and I doubt theyíve effected property values.

Of course, local governments here have been trying to manipulate property values into going lower, which I donít really agree with.
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ivorythumper
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I am so adjective that I verb nouns!
Riley
Jan 12 2018, 01:39 PM
ivorythumper
Jan 12 2018, 01:34 PM
Riley
Jan 12 2018, 01:27 PM
Mikhailoh
Jan 12 2018, 10:37 AM
I just hate seeing all these vaping places springing up. Ugh.
Why? You donít have to go in.
Property values....
Theyíre everywhere here too, and I doubt theyíve effected property values.

Of course, local governments here have been trying to manipulate property values into going lower, which I donít really agree with.
They are on the same economic scale as tattoo shops. I suppose its not so much that they 'affect" property values, as that they announce property values for the C class retail.

But hey, I'm a snob. :)
The dogma lives loudly within me.
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