October 23, 2018

Dangers of Vaping that Parents and Students Should Know

The principal of Winston Churchill High School Brandice C. Heckert reached out to inform the school community on the dangers of vaping. Heckert indicated that vaping is on the rise and it is important to address the issue at both schools and at home.

1 comment:

  1. Ms. Heckert as well as the County Council would do well to properly educate themselves on this subject in light of the overall good of our community.

    When the American Cancer Society quietly announced it's new (almost 180 degree reversal) official position statement based upon real science, it stated:
    "Many adults believe, erroneously, that ENDS are as harmful as combustible tobacco products, and the level of public understanding has deteriorated over time."
    and
    "Although many " (commenter note: many, not ALL) "ENDS deliver nicotine, flavor additives, and other chemicals, they do not burn tobacco, a process that yields an estimated 7000 chemicals, including at least 70 carcinogens. Thus, public misunderstanding underscores the urgent need for consumer education about the absolute and relative risks posed by different tobacco products and to reinvigorate smokers’ understanding of the importance of quitting combustible tobacco."

    So, Thank You Montgomery County Officials, civic leaders, and the ACS/CAN for the past 4 years and the future misinformation. At least the ACS feels like it can no longer lead current smokers away from combusted tobacco cessation options that work where others continue to fail.

    I personally have read over 380 Journal articles and collected over 1300 references on the subject but am just a 66 year MoCo citizen and user of E-cigs to successfully quit 45 years of combusted tobacco use, and as such is only my opinion.

    References:
    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.3322/caac.21455

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/phe-publishes-independent-expert-e-cigarettes-evidence-review

    Additional opinion:
    https://www.dukechronicle.com/article/2018/10/inventor-of-nicotine-patches-questions-fdas-juul-claims
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/the-crusade-against-juul-and-other-vaping-products-is-childish-even-for-tobacco-control

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