Just Science? | Plain Talk About the Effort to Demonize Vaping | RegWatch (Live)

*Guest: Prof. John Britton, Former Chair Royal College of Physicians Tobacco Advisory Group

Smoking kills and so does denying smokers opportunities to quit. While stark, this message is dripping with common sense and is a perspective found lacking in tobacco control research and public health.

But not all public health systems are bereft of such ways of seeing. The UK has taken a global lead in seeking to capitalize on the potential benefits of vaping as a tool for harm reduction. And a cabal of careful researchers and tier-one organizations have been leading the charge.

Today on RegWatch we are joined by John Britton, Professor of Epidemiology, University of Nottingham, and the former Chair of the Royal College of Physicians Tobacco Advisory Group. In 2016, Britton shepherded to publication RCP’s ground-breaking 200-page report titled “Nicotine without Smoke,” which emphatically stated that the risks of vaping are small and the benefits are great.

Join us for a deep dive into the science on vaping; an examination public health policies on vaping since the report; a hard look at anti-vaping opponents, the mainstream media, and the recent scares over the teen vaping epidemic and vaping-related lung-illness.

And also, for a discussion about COVID19 and its impact on healthcare, the proportionality of the response, and the emerging new evidence that nicotine could have a role in protecting people from the virus.

Don’t miss this episode.

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Live Streamed: May 5, 2020

Produced by: Brent Stafford

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