There are already many studies that show that vaping is not a gateway to smoking, but this most recent study is probably the largest one yet.
This study was performed by researchers from The University of Stirling, the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, Cardiff University, Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), and King’s College London. There are no reported conflicts of interest.
This new study was performed by a bunch of research groups from several universities, such as Georgetown University, The University of Michigan, Yale University and some health organizations like VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and even the Truth Initiative.
If you’re familiar with some of those names and where this study was published, you’re probably as surprised as I am that this is a positive study. BMJ’s Tobacco Control is notorious for publishing anti-vaping studies and groups like the Truth Initiative have been fairly anti-vaping too. So this is really surprising.
Just about everyone is familiar with the infamous formaldehyde study. That’s probably the biggest and most well-known study ever done on vaping. It’s brought up at least once a week on popular vaping Facebook groups and online forums, despite it having been debunked many times and in many ways.
Here a little study that I did myself! During my last giveaway, I ran a poll. I asked entrants to answer one multiple choice question; Do you only build your own coils, buy only pre-built coils, or both.
In July 2017, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published a report about how smoking in movies can result in youth using tobacco products. They start out their report with some strong accusations. The report says that the former Surgeon General has concluded that there is a causal relationship between young people starting to smoke and depictions of smoking in movies. They claim that kids who are heavily exposed to smoking in movies are two to three times more likely to start smoking.