As the war against vaping rages on, it’s great to hear reports in support of e-cigarettes. A statistical analysis published this week revealed that e-cigs could cut smoking deaths by 20%! Continue reading for details.
E-cigs “could cut smoking deaths by 20%”, statistical model suggests
A statistical analysis of how people vape and smoke was published in a scientific paper this week. From the model, analysts found that that e-cigarettes could cut smoking-related deaths in the U.S. by more than 20%. The paper analysed how “vaporized nicotine products” or VNPs impact public health “in terms of how it alters smoking patterns among those who would have otherwise smoked cigarettes and among those who would not have otherwise smoked cigarettes in the absence of VNPs.
The paper projects a reduction of 21% in smoking-related deaths and of 20% in life years lost as a result of VNP use by the 1997 US birth cohort compared to a scenario without VNPs. This projection is based on current use patterns and conservative assumptions,
The model incorporates transitions from trial to established VNP use, transitions to exclusive VNP and dual use, and the effects of cessation at later ages.
Read more on the statistics on ECig Intelligence.
Arkansas Lawmakers Prepare To Defund State’s Smoking Hotline
Lawmakers in Little Rock have elected to defund the Arkansas smoking hotline, which provides advisers to tobacco users looking to quit. The legislators proposed that the $1.8 million operations fee used to run the hotline be used elsewhere in the budget.
$1.8 million is a lot of money, when you see social workers in foster care are short workers, and we are short the ability to pay them what they need to be paid.
Bart Hester, State Senator from Cave Springs, one of the supporters of the defunding said.
The proposal was heavily supported in Little Rock but, those who work directly with tobacco users said the move would be a bad one for the state. The Northwest Arkansas Tobacco & Drug Free Coalition said the funding was incredibly useful.
Workers ask questions, they do an interview to see where callers are at, and what kind of cigarettes they are smoking.
Sandy Montero, Project Coordinator for the coalition said.
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