Moral Reaction | Examining Public Health’s Response to Vaping

At times it can be quite maddening trying to sort out the reasoning behind public health’s opposition to tobacco harm reduction.

Now it’s true not everyone within public health opposes THR products, such as vaping and smokeless tobacco, but for those who do, they seem to hold all the power.

Joining us for the first time on RegWatch is Dr. Lynn T. Kozlowski, Prof of Community Health and Health Behavior at the University at Buffalo, School of Public Health and Health Professions. Kozlowski is an internationally recognized expert on tobacco use, e-cigarettes, and nicotine policy, and he’s the former head of Behavioral Research on Tobacco at the Addiction Research Foundation, Ontario.

What’s the primary moral reaction towards vaping by harm reductionists within public health?

Find out only on RegWatch by

Released: April 15, 2021
Produced by Brent Stafford

This episode is supported by DEMAND VAPE

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  1. Another great interview, sensible thoughts Dr Kozlowski, bless you. 70 million vapers would certainly not be angry with fair and rational opinions like you express.
    Let’s pray ANTZ and the big financial interests against vaping give us a ‘fair go’ at healthier longer lives.
    There are better methods of population control and revenue raising than early deaths from smoking, and all the associated guilty sin from such dastardly practices. Better societal mental health for all.
    Love ya Brent and Regulator Watch.

  2. Great interview. Lynn Koslowski has written excellent articles criticizing misinformation on vaping and smokeless tobacco. I recommend reading this one (Minors, Moral Psychology, and the Harm Reduction Debate: The Case of Tobacco and Nicotine). Leaving aside the hoax of blaming nicotine vapes for “EVALI”, anti-vaping tobacco controllers and associated NGO’s have not found a real serious medical problem with vaping, for this reason they revert obsessively to moralist arguments (zero “addiction”) and scare tactics like “teen epidemic” and “…damages adolescent brain development”.


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