Smoking Returns | NYU Epidemiologist Talks War on Vaping | RegWatch

Where we have seen severe restrictions and flavor bans on nicotine vaping products, “the smoking rate is going back up,” says Dr. Raymond Niaura, NYU epidemiologist and long-time tobacco researcher.

The return of smoking is a disturbing trend that seems to be an accepted consequence of tobacco control’s war on vaping.

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Released: August 13, 2021
Produced by Brent Stafford

*Guest: Dr. Raymond Niaura, Interim Chair of the Department of Epidemiology, Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, NYU School of Global Public Health

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  1. It was a pleasure to watch more uncommon sense from Dr Niaura and Regwatch.
    Think of the children. I’ve wasted 8 hours a day for 4 years now learning about vape and trying to help advocate for acceptance of this most important life extending substitute product. I say waste only due to the fact the science is pretty clear after 18 years there is a massive harm reduction potential, far outweighing the status quo and precautionary principles.
    The youth issues can effectively be controlled with regulated sales as imposed on all adult products, and parental guidance. No need to ban flavors or impose device restrictions or unrealistically low nicotine caps and container sizes, mail bans unnecessary too as identification on delivery is perfectly effective. Unless the ulterior motive is to make cigarettes more attractive.
    So think of the children, and stop this fear mongering, so we can spend all this wasted time parenting our children, which is a whole heap more fun and rewarding. We switched from being outdoor outcasts, isolated from our children due to smoking, and yet now all that extra inclusive time we have gained is being squandered repelling ideological political bureaucracy.
    ‘It’s difficult to get someone to understand something, when their salary depends on them not understanding it.’


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