APSAD paper

APSAD paper

Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs

Miscommunication about the causes of the US outbreak of lung diseases in vapers by public health authorities and the media

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Jan. 2020, Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs releases:

 

“Miscommunication about the causes of the US outbreak of lung diseases in vapers by public health authorities and the media”.

EVERY health professional who reads this will have full comprehension on the truth about what is causing vaping related lung injuries, how the CDC has deceived the public about it and that they have been getting a false narrative.

This credible paper is a short read consisting of only 2 pages yet cites 32 references.

Here is the paper, just print it off.

Now, write VAEPworld.com on the back.

All you have to do now is give it to the receptionist or practitioner at health professional offices.

Because vaping is a hot topic right now and this is a short, credible paper, it will probably get passed around the staff room. Since you wrote VAEPworld.com on the back, you have helped them learn more PLUS given them somewhere to send their patients for infomation on tobacco harm reduction! This means YOU have made all the difference in the world!

 

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  • mental health centers

  • harm reduction clinics

  • optomatrist offices

  • labs

  • physiotherapy offices

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  • naturopathy offices

 

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The science has been around for years

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Government of Canada

The Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (TVPA) became law on May 23, 2018.

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Information from credible sources.

‘Nicotine without Smoke’

This 200 page report on vaping science was authored by the Royal College of Physicians. You can find it on our Links page.

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Basic vaping info

Basic vaping information

These are the facts on vaping

This 30 second video explains the  epidemic that is related to vaping.

Learn how vaping compares to smoking in this two minute video.

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Smoking

Smoking is the most preventable cause of disease and death in North America. Once hooked, smokers have a very small success rate at quitting.

Tobacco harm reduction

Everyday we practice harm reduction such as using a seat belt to prevent injury. We still take a risk by getting into a vehicle but we lower the chances of negative outcomes.

Smoking cessation

If smokers quit, they stop inhaling all of the chemicals that will give them diseases. Cigarettes are the most harmful source of nicotine.

Nicotine

Nicotine is so safe that anyone, including a minor, can purchase nicotine products at the drug store.

Outcomes

There is plenty of data on what happens to a smoker when they switch to vaping.

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EVALI

Vaping and lung injuries (EVALI)

In 2019, a sudden outbreak of severe lung injuries, some causing death, occurred in North America, mainly the USA. The lung injury was named EVALI (e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury) by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Vitamin E acetate was identified as the additive in illegal THC cartridges that caused the injuries. Health-related authority and nonprofits as well as mainstream media conflated two distinctively different activities: THC cartridge vaping and nicotine eliquid vaping. The result was a misinformed public and health community.

Two travesties occurred. First, failing to adequately warn cannabis users caused unnecessary injury. Second, implying that eliquid was causing lung injuries drove thousands of vapers back to the most lethal form of nicotine: tobacco cigarettes.

Section 1

What happened

Explore the events of the outbreak: the investigation, identifying the cause and how it was resolved.

Section 2

What went wrong

Health-related nonprofits and authority utilized media to spread fear about vaping. Their narrative omitted that EVALI was not caused from nicotine eliquid. 

Section 3

Government & THC cartridges revenue

Health Canada approved the sale of THC cartridges during the outbreak. Their position on the lung injuries contradicts the science and data from the USA.

Section 4

Ethical experts tried to warn you

The UK reviewed the science on vaping around 2014: before the false narratives got to them. They stand alone in being fully informed on and benefiting their citizens with tobacco harm reduction.

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People and agencies are spreading misinformation about vaping

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Anti-harm reduction advocates

There are many health professionals, health-related nonprofits, politicians and health authorities that are repeating the false narratives. Their recommendations clearly indicate a demand to make tobacco harm reduction unattractive to smokers by banning flavours, taxing vaping, banning nicotine levels that help heavy smokers, and other strategies.

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Each Shareable teaches one key concept about vaping using graphics, colour and text. The reference for the information is provided on the bottom of each one. The information in VAEP Shareables are from studies, reports, surveys and other credible sources. We have also referenced mainstream media articles to address the false narratives.

Save them to your phone or hard drive and use them to teach or answer questions about vaping. Utilize Shareables on social media, text, emails and comments.

 

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