Is Junk Science Killing Vaping?
Shaping public opinion is a delicate science and the tobacco industry has been doing it for close to twenty years. Amidst of all the scandals surrounding smoking in the 90ies, the tobacco industry started funding research and even went as far as to create the Council for Tobacco Research. Former Council employees have been speaking out against the research conducted and funded by it for years now – they note it’s skewed and biased in favor of the tobacco industry.
How could it not be – people tend not to bite the hand that feeds them.
More recently, the Council for Tobacco Research has started funding vaping-related studies. Many vapers remain extremely skeptical about the findings, which are almost always exaggerated to portray vaping as bad and harmful.
However, there’s a lot of evidence-based research out there and we urge you seek it out and draw your own conclusions. A good place to start is this Regulator Watch video that talks about research being done by the University of Waterloo in Canada and the Medical University of South Carolina. Waterloo research will be the first 5-year-long research focusing on thousands of smokers and vapers in the United States, Canada, England, and Australia and the first results are expected mid-2017.
Original post by Brent Stafford