Although expected, this is a very important finding because it shows that misinformation and exaggeration about e-cigarette risks is discouraging smokers from making a complete switch. Considering that the survey was performed in dedicated users, I expect that this factor will be even more important for the general population. Moreover, I think that it is not only associated with dual use but also with failure to reduce smoking or with relapse to smoking.Again, we come back to the fact that it's very important to get proper, true information out to the public, and the media will be the key to doing this. I'd like to shout out a big thanks to Dr. Farsalinos and his team for their work and efforts to spread the truth about e-cigarettes to the public. Thank you!
Friday, 23 January 2015
New study by Dr. Farsalinos: Dual users more worried about E-cigarette risks
study published by Dr. Farsalinos and his team have examined the factors associated with dual use of tobacco and electronic cigarettes. In other words, why the dual users don't stop smoking tobacco cigarettes completely. In a comment published today Dr. Farsalinos says that their most important finding was that the strongest predictor of dual use was high risk perception for e-cigarettes. This shows how the misinformation and lies published about e-cigarettes actually keep people smoking, most probably shortening their lives by years. To add to that, Farsalinos suspects we're only seeing the tip of the iceberg here: