In vape, the myths are authentic. The gateway effect of young people, in other words, that the vape encourages young people to smoke afterward, has been scientifically contradicted.
The Study Program on Teenage Smoking with a view to its Limitation (PETAL) of the National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) has already proven it: OEM vape does not promote smoking among young people. Indeed, according to this study: “While a quarter of 17-year-olds smoke daily, only 2% of them vape daily, and one in six occasionally. This new study seems to dismiss the hypothesis of a gateway from vaping to smoking. The 17-year-olds who test the e-cigarette have already experimented with tobacco before. Tobacco always comes first and not the other way around. The drop in tobacco consumption among these teenagers would not be more linked to e-cigarettes: 63% of young vapers are also regular or daily cigarette smokers.
The study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Five French researchers conducted this brand new study: Sandra Chyderiotis from Paris-Sud University, UVSQ Faculty of Medicine, Inserm, and the French Observatory for Drugs and Drug Addiction (OFDT), Tarik Benmarhnia, François Beck, Stanislas Spilka, Stéphane Legleye, with the help of the University of San Diego and the Institute of Economic Studies.
Among 17-year-old French adolescents, 16.8% reported using e-cigarettes (1.9% reported daily use), and 34.1% smoked (25.1% reported daily smoking). Among smokers, those who used TPD vape were less likely to become daily smokers at age 17. The researchers found similar results for those who experimented with e-cigarettes before smoking.
During the Vape Summit last year, David Levy, Professor at the University of Georgetown, declared: “The use of the electronic cigarette seems to have a beneficial impact on the public health thanks to a reduction of introduction to cigarettes.” Indeed, the development of vaping has led to an acceleration in the decline of smoking among adolescents and young adults.
These institutions that denigrate the vape
The institutions in all their states: the repudiation of the WHO and its appeal for donations, the FDA (Food Drug Administration-American Agency for Food and Drug Products) perhaps removed from office by the American president.
The 145th session of the WHO Executive Board calls for mistrust of vaping
On February 4, at the 145th session of the WHO Executive Board, Dr. Tedros, its Director-General, said: “We know enough to have to protect our children from their harmful effects. Not mentioning the scientific studies on vaping and the principle of risk reduction.
Throughout the Council, the vape was the subject of total denigration, particularly with the oral presentation of Ranti Fayokun called in to share his scientific expertise. But what expertise when her remarks are devoid of data from studies?…and above all, when she confuses fine solid particles and liquid droplets.
She continues her presentation with the broadcast of a shocking photo, that of a young American lying on a hospital bed, a victim of the American health crisis linked to the inhalation of THC oil mixed with acetate. of vitamin E from the black market. “What is the harm for these people [ex-smokers] to use vaping? (…) What will be said to the family of their deceased son or daughter of EVALI? Yes, but died because of the black market, not daily vaping, which, well used in smoking cessation, allowed 700,000 people to say goodbye to cigarettes in France alone. And in terms of smoking cessation among young Americans, she failed to teach her audience about the correlation between the collapse of teenage smoking and vaping, as Professor David Levy explains.
Ranti Fayokun’s presentation, stirred not only by air but above all by the soup of Michael Bloomberg’s report, which describes vaping as “unquestionably harmful,” concluded with the intervention of Vinayak Prasad. This co-author of the report and former senior Indian state official welcomes the ban on vaping in his country. This has since made the bidi merchants’ greatest happiness and the great misfortune of Indian public health. India, the world’s third-largest tobacco producer, is one of the countries most affected by smoking.
A situation strongly denounced by the European Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates who wonder:
Even if the States subsidize the WHO, the vast majority of its treasury comes from private funds. This is why it is once again appealing to its voluntary contributors.
The likely challenge for the WHO is to anticipate the loss of money from Michael Bloomberg, without whom the WHO report would not have been possible. Candidate for the American presidential elections, positioning himself in the third position with 11% of voting intentions, he would perhaps no longer have the right to grant the slightest donation via his Bloomberg Philanthropies foundation if elected to the White House.
The current American president, a candidate, has also decided to create an agency specializing in managing tobacco and vape products. Indeed, the goal is to reframe the primary role of the FDA commissioner “(…) which is to ensure the security of the nation’s food and medical supply”. This proposal is, however, submitted to the vote of Congress.