Tuesday , October 15 2019
Home / Adam Smith Institute / This is not a strong condemnation of vaping

This is not a strong condemnation of vaping

Summary:
It’s possible to take this as a slam dunk finding against vaping:E-cigarettes may damage the heart, scientists have concluded, and have called for Public Health England (PHE) to stop recommending vaping. Researchers looked at 38 studies into the cardiovascular impact of vaping and found worrying signs of damage in nearly three quarters of tests.When they discounted trials which had been funded by the tobacco industry - or where the scientists involved had conflicts of interest - the number of studies showing harm rose to 90 per cent.Asked whether PHE should now change its advice, Martin McKee, Professor of European Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who co-authored the new analysis said: “The simple answer is yes.”Human studies in the new analysis showed

Topics:
Tim Worstall considers the following as important:

This could be interesting, too:

Tyler Durden writes Futures Slump On Report Beijing Wants Tariffs Removed Before Commiting To BN In Ag Purchases

Madsen Pirie writes The 1987 storm before the stock market storm

Tyler Durden writes LeBron James Accused Of Kowtowing To Beijing By Calling Morey Tweet ‘Misinformed’

Tyler Durden writes Schiff: Public Has No Right To Observe Impeachment Inquiry…Then Kicks GOP Lawmaker Out 

It’s possible to take this as a slam dunk finding against vaping:

E-cigarettes may damage the heart, scientists have concluded, and have called for Public Health England (PHE) to stop recommending vaping.

Researchers looked at 38 studies into the cardiovascular impact of vaping and found worrying signs of damage in nearly three quarters of tests.

When they discounted trials which had been funded by the tobacco industry - or where the scientists involved had conflicts of interest - the number of studies showing harm rose to 90 per cent.

Asked whether PHE should now change its advice, Martin McKee, Professor of European Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who co-authored the new analysis said: “The simple answer is yes.”

Human studies in the new analysis showed vaping led to an increase in heart rate, blood pressure, arterial stiffness and platelets which cause clotting. It also increased free radicals and reduced anti-oxidants, raising the risk of plaque build up in the artery walls, which can lead to a heart attack.

The question is not whether vaping causes harm, or is dangerous. Getting out of bed in the morning is dangerous, can cause harm. Vaping allows the consumption of nicotine. Nicotine is dangerous, can cause harm:

Nicotine is well known to have serious systemic side effects in addition to being highly addictive. It adversely affects the heart, reproductive system, lung, kidney etc. Many studies have consistently demonstrated its carcinogenic potential.

The thing is some substantial minority of people desire and like to consume nicotine. The question is not whether they may be allowed to or not - they’re consenting adults and they’re their hearts. The question is whether a less damaging method is recommended instead of a more damaging one - vaping or smoking?

We’re entirely certain that there are ill health effects of vaping. We’re also entirely certain that PHE should be recommending it on those simple grounds that the effects are vastly less than of smoking direct.

Media enquiries: 07584 778207 (Call only, 24 hour)

Tim Worstall
Tim Worstall is a British-born writer and Senior Fellow of the Adam Smith Institute. Worstall is a regular contributor to Forbes and the Register. He has also written for the Guardian, the New York Times, PandoDaily, the Daily Telegraph blogs, the Times, and The Wall Street Journal. In 2010 his blog was listed as one of the top 100 UK political blogs by Total Politics.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *