E-cig möjligheten i Sverige kidnappad av Läkemedelsverket, Sweden’s Medical Products Agency prohibits E-cig through kidnapping them as Medical Products

Gratefully reblogged from Clive Bates of Counterfactual
March 6th, 2015

Public health experts talking sense about e-cigarettes and vaping

Public Health England recently published some excellent video commentaries on vaping and e-cigarettes by genuinely thoughtful and engaged public health experts – I have collected them here.  These are intended for an English audience, but they deserve a much wider airing because they show what public health could be like if it actually approached the subject with an open and enquiring mind, regard for evidence and an attitude of humility and empathy.

Professor Ann McNeill, Kings College London
Distinguishing between vaping and smoking
Professor John Britton, University of Nottingham
Protecting bystanders
Deborah Arnott, Action on Smoking and Health
Protecting children and young people
Professor Robert West, University College London
Supporting smokers to stop
Ian Gray, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
Impact on compliance with smokefree laws & policies

Peter Astley, Warrington Borough Council
Impact on compliance with smokefree laws and policies

Public Health England also published some video commentaries to contrast with those above.  I think they usefully illustrate the quality of argument and evidence that stands behind the ‘concerns’ of some in public health.  So I am reproducing them here for completeness and to be judged on their merits.  It’s not all negative: there are some good and welcome points from two of these sceptics.

Cecilia Farren, GASP (a consultancy)
Distinguishing between vaping and smoking

Andrea Crossfield, Tobacco Free Futures:
Protecting bystanders

Professor Gerard Hastings, University of Stirling:
Protecting children and young people

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