Ballistic | Surprising Insights on Vaping by Tobacco Control

For many within the tobacco control movement the debate over vaping—considering the decades spent fighting big tobacco—is filled with contradiction.

On one hand, you have the cigarette which is proven to be deadly and on the other, you have vaping, which despite relentless demonization is considered by even the most ardent critic, to be a much safer alternative to smoking. As the saying goes within vaping advocacy: Smoking kills and vaping saves lives.

But this axiom presents a difficult challenge as the minute big tobacco got involved in the vaping industry the antennae of long-time tobacco control advocates went ballistic: the tobacco industry’s business is to hook people on a lifelong addiction to nicotine, and for many within tobacco control, the business of vaping appears to be no different.

In this special extended edition of RegWatch hear from top tobacco control advocate Michael Perley as we discuss the reported epidemic of youth vaping; the impact of nicotine use on the adolescent brain; the battle to ban retail sales to minors; and the role specialty vape shops could play in a responsible future.

Surprising insights you don’t want to miss!

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Produced by: Brent Stafford

Released: March 13, 2019

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