cancer risk under 0.5% of the risk of smoking
For decades, smoking has been the most preventable cause of disease & death in North America.
Over 45,000 Canadians & 480,000 Americans die from smoking every year.
Smoking causes 85% of lung cancer.
Switching to vaping reduces the cancer risk.
hazard to health 5% the harm of smoking
Scientific evidence is universal, so why does Britain promote vaping and Canada and the USA have a war on harm reduction?
The British health agencies got to the science before the narrative got to them.
They even have vape shops in their hospitals!
kills 2 in 3
100% of smoking-related diseases are preventable!
“The harm from tobacco is overwhelmingly due to its combustion … E-cigarette vapour, in contrast, does not include any combustible by-products,”
– Action on Smoking and Health
annual quit rate of 2.5%
Tobacco companies spent millions to make the modern cigarette.
Up to 600 chemicals are added to cigarettes to make them the most addictive product in North America.
Smokers that can’t quit have 2 choices: smoking-related diseases or harm reduction.
there’s an epidemic
The REAL epidemic in relation to vaping is the smoking epidemic. Vaping is a significant harm reduction strategy for current smokers. Period.
1 Canadian dies every 12 minutes
Smoking is the most preventable cause of disease and death in Canada.
Over one million Canadians suffer with smoking-related diseases.
Vaping is 5% the risk of smoking. If smokers switch to vaping, they reduce their risk for smoking-related diseases.
One American dies every minute
Flavors are a KEY FACTOR to making vaping attractive to smokers.
Illegal cannabis products that harmed Americans had NOTHING to do with flavors.
Smoking makes people sick & sick people are profitable for corporations!
Who does this gov’t serve?
deaths in Canada
Smoking kills 2 out of 3 smokers when used as intended.
Vaping is 5% the risk of smoking and uniquely satisfies the ritualistic smoking behaviours.
If someone you love smokes, encourage them to learn more about vaping as an alternative.
The standard scientific tool for measuring the harm from drug use is the MCDA (multi-criteria decision analysis). Experts compared 12 different sources of nicotine using the MCDA. The most harmful source were cigarettes so they were given the value of 100%. The other 11 sources show the relative risk of harm compared to smoking.
Most of us are familiar with and support harm reduction such as seat belts or bike helmets.
Smoking is the most preventable cause of disease and death in North America!
It’s hard to quit smoking, so maybe harm reduction is the answer. 😃
Royal College of Physicians
The Royal College of Physicians reviewed the science on vaping. 📚📚
In April 2016, they released the report, Nicotine without Smoke:
harm to health and society
of e-cigarettes at about 5%
of the burden caused by
get your facts straight
When we say “smoking” we think of smoking cigarettes.
When people smoke something else, we specify such as smoking a pipe or cannabis.
The media are lumping vaping in with people that are vaping black market cannabis products & getting sick.
vaping is less harmful
Smoking is the most preventable cause of disease & death in North America.
Everyone knows someone they care about that smokes.
😃Vaping is 95% safer than smoking.😃
Don’t you think a smoker’s social circle should support vaping?
Lipoid pneumonia is illogical
LIPOID means fat. PNEUMONIA means lung inflammation.
LIPOID PNEUMONIA is the ‘vaping related’ lung disease that is in the headlines.
The fat they are inhaling is from vaping illegal cannabis concentrates.
This is NOT the same as nicotine eliquid!
Top health agencies in the US tested for hazardous chemicals in the air in a vape shop with active vaping.
The vast majority of chemicals were not even detected!
Friends of vapers can feel comfortable around vaping and support smokers making the switch.
Over decades, scientists were paid millions of dollars 💰 to add different chemicals to tobacco and test the results.
After much research the modern cigarette was born.
Cigarettes are the most addictive product in North America.
top 9 toxins
“People smoke for nicotine but they die from tar.”
WHO prioritized the 9 most toxic chemicals found in tobacco smoke for reduction. 🔬
Vaping significantly reduces or eliminates these toxic chemicals! ⚗️
quit rate 21%
Smoking is the most common addiction in North America.
Half of smokers try to quit every year; yet only 5% quit of those quit attempts achieve long term success.
Vaping may be a better solution for smokers because it is inhaled like smoke.
no popcorn lung
Remember all of the headlines saying that vaping causes popcorn lung? 🍿
It was a lie.
Do you feel deceived?
Makes you wonder what they are lying about now…
Workers in a 🍿popcorn butter flavouring factory, (diacetyl was a main ingredient) had higher cases of “popcorn lung”.
A study found diacetyl in some eliquids, The amount was 750x less than found cigarettes.
Headlines read: “Vaping Causes Popcorn Lung!”
👉 Spirometry data, airway hype-responsiveness, exacerbations and subjective signs & symptoms ALL showed improvements.
Of the 8 that were still smoking, their dual mean went from of 22 cigarettes a day to 2.
9 of 10 improved health
Smoking causes adverse health consequences.
The good news is that when you stop smoking, the toxic chemicals are no longer entering the body.
This means health will improve with quitting smoking.
Vaping significantly lowers these toxins.
social cost CA
The last report on the smoking costs to Canadian taxpayers was conducted in 2012. 🔎
Total cost: $16.4 billion, including:
💸 Long-term disability costs: $6.8 billion
💸 Healthcare costs: $6.5 billion
💸 Fires: $74 million
Vaping is a “disruptive technology” in that it replaces other smoking reduction methods.
The pharmaceutical industry makes smoking cessation aids…and drugs for all those smoking related diseases.
So, why don’t people know the truth about vaping…?
Who are vaping?
1% of people that never smoked vape.
15% of smokers and 13% of ex-smokers vape.
The data illustrates that SMOKERS are vaping to either quit smoking or stay quit. 😃
The focus 👀 needs to switch to harm reduction and away from the 1%.
restrictions for safety
“If you are a smoker, vaping is a less harmful option than smoking.” Health Canada 🍁
Normal vaping (nicotine) is 5% the risk of smoking and the government limits what can be put into the eliquids to keep it that way.
flavours are key components
Alberta offers over 9000 flavours of alcohol…because adults like flavours! 🍷🍸🍺
We have rising obesity rates…because adults like flavours!🍩🍫🍒
There are thousands of eliquid flavours…because adults like flavours! 🍑🍰🍮
MAIN reason for vaping
Youth have always messed with adult taboos like drinking 🍸, sex💘, smoking🚬 and now vaping.
The narrative is that they try vaping because of flavours. 🙄
The reason is normal human development, not flavours!
But flavours DO help smokers switch!
The risk of vaping versus smoking is 5% but how many people actually know that? 🤔
Looking at this graph, it suggests that those that are better informed about vaping are choosing harm reduction.
34% of smokers & 62% of vapers are correct! ✔️
The Canadian Cancer Society requested the gov’t make vaping less enjoyable for smokers by banning flavours. 🍰
They cite a 45% increase in youth smoking from the Hammond study as their rational.😱
Statistics Canada reported a DECREASE in youth smoking.🤔
San Fran ban
Harm reduction started in the 80’s AIDS crisis.
The gay population started using condoms to lower their risk.
It’s ironic that a city with a high gay population bans harm reduction for the most preventable cause of disease & death of its constituents! 🌉
Jack Boomer quote
1 of 4 Canadians are obese…because adults like flavours.🍒
Alcohol comes in 1000’s of flavours…because adults like flavours.🥥
To make vaping attractive to current smokers, eliquid comes in many flavours…because adults like flavours.🍰
🎈Thank you AQV & CVA for their dedication in addressing the oppressive laws against vaping in Quebec. 🎈
“The problem with the current restrictions is that the public do not distinguish between smoking and vaping,”, Justice Daniel Dumais.
People start smoking in their teens because youth experiment with adult taboos due to peer pressure and “sensation seeking”. 🎢
Also, because the brain 🧠 is still developing; it is building new connections making them more vulnerable to addiction.
US reduced youth uptake
90% of smokers start before they are 20 years old because teens experiment with adult taboos.
After 100 cigarettes, 94% of teens lose some ability to say no to the next one, they are becoming addicted.
Is vaping interrupting smoking uptake?
think of the children
When children grow up in a home with one smoker, they have a 72% increase of smoking uptake.
Many parents who smoke have tried multiple times to quit and failed.
Tobacco harm reduction may be the best option for them and their children.
CA grade 12 smokers
Grade 12 smokers are the next adult smokers! A 35% drop in grade 12 smoking rates is very significant!
If vaping was a gateway to smoking, we would see an increase in the smoking rates. Instead the youth smoking rates are dropping. This suggests that vaping may be reducing the uptake of smoking in youth.
CA vaping epidemic
In 2017, 15.6% of grade 10-12 students had one puff or more 30 days; an increase of 65% since 2015. 1.8% vaped daily versus 2.2% smoked daily. Daily smokers dropped 27% from 3% to 2.2% since 2015. Vaping up, smoking down.
CA decrease doubled
This graph shows a 16 year history of current smoking rates of 15-19 year olds over a 16 year period. Within 3 years of vaping being introduced, the smoking rate decreased at a level not seen in 14 years!
CA ever smoked vs vaped
35% of grade 10-12 students have ever smoked and 33% have ever vaped. Is there a smoking epidemic?
US youth daily smokers
9 of 10 smokers start before 20.
94% of youth that smoke 100 cigarettes, lose some ability to say no to the next one – they are becoming addicted.
Vaping may be interrupting those 100 cigarettes considering their smoking rates are dropping.
US vaping epidemic
An epidemic is a disease with very high rates in a population. 📈
Youth that used a vape in the last 30 days:
– 36% used 1-2 days,
– 17% used 3-5 days,
– 9% used 6-9 days,
– 10% used 10-19 days,
– 5% used 20-29 days.
US accelerated drop in smoking
Since vaping has been introduced into mainstream, youth are experimenting with vaping.
The thing is that the US youth smoking rates are dropping at rates not seen since at least 2001.
Vaping could be preventing new smokers!
US youth ever tried
In 2017, about the same amount of US youth had tried vaping as smoking.
Maybe the youth that have a curiosity about inhalants try both.
Consider that the smoking rate is dropping, vaping maybe interrupting smoking addiction.
They’re banning flavours to save youth from nicotine.
33% vaped, yet 65% drank alcohol. Should we ban flavor in alcohol?
Twice as many teens are watching porn. Should we ban the color in porn?
While we are at it, let’s take the color out of Tide Pods.
Flavors in eliquid & alcohol
Flavors are KEY to helping smokers switch to vaping & stay off of cigarettes.
Trump wants to ban flavors in eliquid to save the children although no one has died from eliquid.
Each year 4300 youth die from alcohol. He should ban those flavors first. 🍷
alter rat brains
This study was done on rats. It would be unethical to give nicotine to teens and then test their brains. Considering the difference in brain structure, a more accurate message would be to specify ‘rat’ brain.
GB youth vaping
In Great Britain, vaping is recognized as a significant harm reduction strategy and is promoted by Public Health England. 💂
Yet, less than 2% of 11-18 year olds vape more than once a week.
WHERE is the youth vaping epidemic in Great Britain❓❓❓
Vaping is a 95% reduction in harm compared to smoking; we have known this for 5 years.
But health authorities want to make vaping VERY unappealing for smokers by banning flavours.
They are either VERY poorly informed or want people to keep smoking.
Dr. Chris Mackie, medical officer
CBC News reported that smoking kills 20 million people a year.
It’s actually 8 million.
Every day, it’s easier to see that the public is being ‘informed’ with false narratives & no fact checking.
At least CBC got vaping is safer than smoking right…
Dr. Chris Mackie, medical officer has a responsibility to the public to tell the truth.
What would motivate him to deceive the public into believing that these illnesses are caused from tobacco harm reduction instead of illegal THC concentrates?
anti-harm reduction Drouin
Every day the conspiracy to deceive the public about tobacco harm reduction becomes more evident.
They repeatedly refer to vaping without specifying that it is black market THC concentrates that is hurting people.
It’s unethical not to give the details!
94% reported using THC cartridges
Looks like Utah got it right.
Makes you wonder why so many authorities are not able to figure it out.
It seems that Utah Department of Health is an anomaly in that they are following ethical public health policies and keeping the public informed.
Manditory signage for Utah vape shops
With the media and health authorities that are deceiving the public by alluding to tobacco harm reduction (vaping regulated nicotine eliquid) causing ‘vaping-related’ lung injuries, we find Utah Department of Health telling the TRUTH!
🌟We salute you! 🌟
Quote Dr. Angela Dunn
The media and authorities are alluding to tobacco harm reduction (vaping regulated nicotine eliquid) is what is causing the ‘vaping-related’ lung injuries.
THIS IS A LIE! 🤥
Vaping is a 95% reduction in harm compared to smoking.
Learn the truth!
THC cartridges driver of lung injuries
Why is the Utah Department of Health telling the truth about ‘vaping-related’ lung injuries?
With all the deception of media and authorities blaming nicotine eliquid for these injuries, why is UDOH following ethical public health protocols?
THC carts contained vitamin E acetate
Vitamin E acetate is a thinning agent being used in black market THC cartridges.
This is a very bad thing to inhale and causes lung injury.
It is NOT found in nicotine eliquid because it is an oil and eliquid is water based so oil won’t dissolve in it.
Don’t buy from this guy
People are getting very sick from vaping black market cannabis products.
Vaping nicotine based eliquid from a specialty vaping shop is a 95% reduction in risk compared to smoking.
This is called tobacco harm reduction or just ‘vaping’.
Organizations that want Canadians to keep smoking
These agencies want to stop promotions for tobacco harm reduction.
5.7 million Canadians smoke and over a million suffer with smoking-related diseases.
Smoking makes people sick & sick people are profitable for the companies that fund these agencies.
Terry Dean fear mongering
Since teens have been experimenting with vaping, youth smoking rate has plummeted!
This being ignored by government, health authorities and “health-related” nonprofits like the Canadian Cancer Society!
Why are they lying about the ‘gateway’ effect? 🤥
Bloomberg invests in smokers
Big name, big money, big business.
Did you know that half of the stocks, bonds and mutual funds are owned by the 1%?
Than means they own the tobacco companies AND the companies that profit from smoking-related diseases.
Mr. Stone smoking advocate
In BC smoking kills 5,295 people per year.
That’s 66,923 years of life lost…fathers, grandmothers…
The BC taxpayer pays $1 BILLION/yr for smoking.
Todd Stone wants to make harm reduction unattractive to smokers.
Reduce the harm, reduce the cost!
Is he aware of what smoking costs the BC taxpayer every year?