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
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.
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?
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.
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.
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…?
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
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.
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. ?
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!
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?
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.
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.
?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.
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!”
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…
satisfies the ritualistic behaviour
The ritual: bringing the smoke to the mouth; tasting the drag; sensations in the throat & lungs on a big inhale; a visible exhale & a nicotine hit to the brain.
A pack-a-day smoker does this 87,600 times a year.
Vaping uniquely satisfies that ritual.
smokers failed 9 times to quit
Half of smokers try to quit every year.
Before vaping, only 2.5% of smokers quit long term
Vaping satisfies not only the nicotine addiction but the ritualistic behaviour.
That is why it is more effective than sticking a patch to your arm or chewing gum
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.
types of people that vape
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%.
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!
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
nicotine treats neurological disorders
Nicotine is a mild stimulant and addictive, much like caffeine.
It’s only when nicotine is abused such as teens seeking a ‘heady’ that it becomes a problem.
Nicotine in eliquid helps smokers transition to a source of nicotine that doesn’t kill them.
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.
not the nicotine which causes harm
Inhaling smoke from anything has toxins.
With cigarettes, up to 600 chemicals are added to the tobacco which makes the smoke even more toxic.
Vapour is not smoke, nothing is burned. The ingredients are PG, VG, flavours and maybe nicotine.
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! ???
We don’t know the long-term effects of vaping but we do know the long-term effects of smoking.
The electronic cigarette has been mainstream for about 5-10 years.
Millions of smokers have switched to vaping without serious adverse effects.
The media & authorities aren’t differentiating between these & tobacco harm reduction.
Smoking causes 85% of lung cancer; vaping nicotine instead reduces cancer risk to 0.5%.
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.
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! ✔️