Adult use of vaping products; Scientific health research.

Adult use of vaping products;
Scientific health research.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
On December 20, 2019, the President signed legislation amending the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and raising the federal minimum age for sale of tobacco products from 18 to 21 years. This legislation (known as “Tobacco 21” or “T21”) is effective immediately, and it is now illegal for a retailer to sell any tobacco product—including cigarettes, cigars, and e-cigarettes—to anyone under 21. The new federal minimum age of sale applies to all retail establishments and persons with no exceptions.

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
is now estimating that vaping could save the lives of up to 6.6 million U.S. adult smokers over the next 10 years. On the basis of this evidence, the researchers are recommending that public health organizations adopt a strategy of encouraging smokers to switch to vaping to hasten the decline of America’s smoking rate

VIDEOS (.mp4 format)

CBS This Morning
David Abrams NYU College of Global Public Health

Public Health England
Impact Of Vaping Vs Smoking

Steve Forbes
Vaping Versus Tobacco - The Truth You Need To Know

C-SPAN 2 / Axios
E-Cigarettes & Public Health Concerns / Gregory Conley (AVA)

The Economist
Vaping - What People Are Getting Wrong

Truth about FDA and Big Tobacco / Gregory Conley (AVA)

ARTICLES (.pdf format)

Royal College of Physicians
Nicotine without smoke - Tobacco harm reduction

National Institutes of Health
Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco
Patterns of Electronic Cigarette Use Among Adults in the United States

National Institutes of Health
HHS Public Access
A Framework for Evaluating the Public Health Impact of E-cigarettes and Other Vaporized Nicotine Products

Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
The effect of e-cigarette aerosol emissions on respiratory health: a narrative review

Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology
Comparison of select analytes in aerosol from e-cigarettes with smoke from conventional cigarettes and with ambient air

National Academy of Sciences
Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes

Competitive Enterprise Institute
How the U.S. Spreads Fake Vaping Fears

Society for the Study of Addiction
Real-world effectiveness of e-cigarettes when used to aid smoking cessation: a cross-sectional population study

Public Health England
E-cigarettes: an evidence update

The New England Journal of Medicine
A Nicotine-Focused Framework for Public Health

LINKS – for much more information

American Vaping Association

Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association

American E-liquid Manufacturing Standards Association

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
What‘s the bottom line?
  • E-cigarettes have the potential to benefit adult smokers who are not pregnant if used as a complete substitute for regular cigarettes and other smoked tobacco products.
  • E-cigarettes are not safe for youth, young adults, and pregnant women, as well as adults who do not currently use tobacco products.
  • While e-cigarettes have the potential to benefit some people and harm others, scientists still have a lot to learn about whether e-cigarettes are effective for quitting smoking.
  • If you’ve never smoked or used other tobacco products or e-cigarettes, don’t start.
  • Additional research can help understand long-term health effects.


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