There has also been some other really interesting cases worth reading about as well:
- A study called How does Electronic Cigarette Access affect Adolescent Smoking? got a fair bit of attention this week. I've been wondering a fair bit about this lately... we all seem to want to ban e-cigarette sales to minors, me included... or at least I used to be sure about this, but what is the reason behind this? This study makes confirms a suspicion I've had a while: Vaping might act as a firewall, preventing teenagers from taking up cigarette smoking. You can read more about it here and Michael Siegel has written a good comment on the case, as has Dick Puddlecote: Won't Tobacco Control Please Think Of The Children!
|Woman getting yelled at|
- While the above mentioned study is, in my opinion, both pretty robust and important, these are obviously not qualities needed to get the attention of the media: E-cigarette users are 'significantly more likely' to be problem drinkers: Devices encourage excess alcohol consumption, study claims. What's wrong with this study? Pretty much everything... I'll leave it to
- Another case worth mentioning is a video of a "psychotic anti-smoker yelling at a woman in a park in Australia". Christopher Snowdon and Dick Puddlecote both has written about it this week.