|Dr. Glantz, closing his eyes as usual|
I have to admit I haven't really read Glantz' study thoroughly, cause when I read his statement about it, the one I linked to above, I realized pretty quickly it simply does not study anything close to reality. In fact I do not believe Dr. Glantz possess the ability to relate to reality at all. He lists the following "interacting effects" of the introduction of e-cigarettes:
- Some people are switching to ecigs
- Some people end up continuing to smoke cigs because of dual use with ecigs
- Some people (kids and young adults) initiate nicotine use with ecigs, some of whom go on to smoke cigs
- The actual long-term risks of ecigs are not known, but there are reasons to think that they could be substantial (albeit lower than cigarettes).
The key finding of the paper is that under all the likely scenarios, if ecigs turn out to be 20-30% as dangerous as conventional cigarettes there will be net harm. No one know what the actual risks will be, but I would be surprised if the risks are not at least that high.This is about where I stopped reading. I can think of a gazillion other things to read if fiction was what I was after.