Fear Appeals | Youth Vaping Epidemic to Lung Illness Hysteria | RegWatch (Live)

Fear is appealing, infectious and proven to motivate people to change the way they think and act.

It’s no wonder then that the public health profession employs fear as a textbook tactic in its effort to persuade the public to modify behavior. To be effective, fear appeals must operate at the population level, thus national panics over the so-called youth vaping epidemic and vaping-related lung illnesses are born.

In this edition of RegWatch we are joined by Dr. Raymond Niaura, Interim Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Professor of Social and Behavioural Science at NYU College of Global Public Health to discuss new research he co-authored that shows fears of a youth vaping epidemic may be overblown.

What are the facts concerning youth vaping in the United States? Are flavors a prime motivator? And, did public health authorities use unfounded fear to pump hysteria over vaping-related lung illness?

Find Out! Only on RegWatch by RegulatorWatch.com.

Live Streamed: January 31, 2020
Produced by: Brent Stafford

This episode is supported by: Demand Vape

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