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What are the short-term effects of #vaping and #tobacco #smoke on lung ventilation and perfusion?

Inspired from a recent study in @radiology_rsna by Nyilas, Bauman et al.…

#tweetorial thread 👇

Randomized control trials suggest that #vaping
can effectively support #smoking cessation.

What is the effect of #vaping on airway inflammation and airway resistance?
Answer: It has been shown that after 5 minutes of vaping the airway inflammation and airway resistance increases⬆️……
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@JavedKhanCEO #TobaccoIndependentReview
Tried and failed for 20 yrs to stop 🚬, used everything from NRT, hypnotherapy,champix, AlenCarr . Quite by chance read about #Vaping in a Pedelec forum, researched extensively on #ecig Forums, tried over 9 yrs ago,stopped 🚬 in 24hrs. Never 🚬 again.
@JavedKhanCEO #TobaccoIndependentReview
But have also tried HnB products out of curiosity to see if that would also help smokers.
All alternatives should receive encouragement even IF sourced from the Tobacco Industry, the big prize is to help smokers ,by whatever means + what works 4 them.
@JavedKhanCEO #TobaccoIndependentReview
Ludicrous and unjustified EU (and UK) ban on Snus is doing smokers a gross disservice.
Nordic countries such as Norway,Sweden,Iceland have 🚬rates ~5% < a figure that the UK could replicate if ban reversed
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*According to the ABS on 10/12/21
"Smoking rates during the pandemic were highest in
Adults with fair or poor health & were more likely to be current daily smokers 17.7%."
Yet the most successful quit method,ie. #vaping nicotine made more difficult to access than smokes.🙄
* "More than one in five (23.4%) adults living in group households were current daily smokers".
That's almost twice the daily smoking rate!😲
Yet the most successful quit method,ie. #vaping nicotine made more difficult to access than smokes. 🙄
*"Adults who reported their health as fair or poor were more than twice as likely to be current daily smokers compared with those who reported their health as excellent or very good (17.7% and 7.6%)."
Yet the most successful quit method,ie. #vaping is still more difficult! 🙄
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The sad story of a small business crushed by draconian overregulation:
Hi @DrWoodcockFDA , I wanted to give you the human side of what's now done. I quit smoking w/ #vaping over 9 years ago, and w/ $400 I started my vape business. I was driven by an evangelical need to-1/12
to spread the word about this miracle that broke my 33 year 2 pack a day #smoking habit.
Business grew, and customers came, and then I realized I had a good thing going-helping people; it was brilliant-you could see the change in them for the better each time 2/12
they came. I decided I may have stumbled upon the #AmericanDream as I outgrew my 1st shop, moved and opened a second. All helping people. It grew from a thousand dollars a week to well over a million $ a year-with every cent of taxes paid, steady, fulfilling employment etc. 3/12
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Vaping and #asthma

Justine from Kangaroo Pt, Brisbane smoked 30 #cigs a day for 35y

✅“within 2 weeks of #vaping I could breathe and sing again”
✅“instead of Ventolin every 2 hours I take it maybe once weekly”
✅“I have stopped my preventer”
✅“my cough has gone”

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Justine is no exception.

Other recent #asthma patients have told me:

✅“no more chest infections”
✅“my asthma has completely gone since I started vaping”
✅“my asthma is much better”
✅“my asthma has substantially improved”

But Lung Foundation Australia (who have blocked me) + @AsthmaAustralia want them to keep smoking! Why?

The @TheBHF is a strong supporter of #vaping

Do YOU have asthma? How did switching to vaping affect you? Please reply and let me know

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I watched the @nytimes @FXNetworks @Hulu documentary Move Fast and Vape Things, about Juul and #vaping, so you don't have to. It's good television but not very good journalism. [1/7]…
The show nicely captures the early days of Juul and the get-rich-quick culture of Silicon Valley that, by most accounts, led the company astray.

Steven Baillie, a photographer behind the #Vaporize campaign, says: "I feel guilty. Maybe I took them down the wrong path." [2/7]
A teenage girl hooked on nicotine because of #vaping gets lots of air time as does ex-FDA chief @ScottGottliebMD. They talk about a "youth addiction crisis" and the "youth nicotine epidemic." [3/7]
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American anti #vaping activists increasingly international isolated as National Cancer Institute of France AND New Zealand Health Ministry update guidelines to encourage smokers to make the switched to reduced risk e-cigarettes (links in thread)
“True or False: 5 misconceptions on tobacco”: “The electronic cigarettes helps stop smoking. TRUE: the electronic cigarette can be a tool to help stop smoking. "

Pg 23 of…
"Vaping products, especially those that contain nicotine, may help some people to stop smoking or cut down...Vaping products may be considered for pregnant women who have been unable to quit using other methods"…
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Not sure how to make the most of your weekend? Two suggestions:

1 *HELP someone who smokes cigarettes better understand the benefits of switching to #nicotine #vaping.

2 *HELP someone who is vaccine hesitant better understand the benefits of getting vaccinated.
*HELP someone=Not belittle or shame someone. Have a good weekend. Namaste 🙏
If you can't *HELP, I understand but, please, don't hurt.
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1) Just a reminder @WHO @FCTCofficial that the roof you live under is held up by pillars YOU are responsible to uphold.

If you ignore one it could bring the whole thing down.

Failing to acknowledge Article 1(d) and #harmreduction #tobaccoharmreduction is a failure of ideology.
2) That failure is not only apparent after the invention of #vape #vaping technologies but has been glaring at you and everyone that has been watching since 2006.

"The Fourth Pillar of the FCTC: Harm Reduction and the International Human Right to Health"…
3) Your roof is falling down on your head.

You fail to ask the question, "Why do people use nicotine?"

Instead you dehumanize them. Demonize them. You "other" them.

Why are 70% of cigarettes smoked, smoked by the #neurodiverse?

Why do you attack #safernicotine options?
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The @GlobalStateTHR's response to the @WHO's 8th 'annual report on the #tobacco epidemic' calls out its attempt to distract from years of failure to reduce #smoking with a misguided war on #safernicotine products that are helping smokers quit. 1/…
@WHO The WHO's release celebrates progress of its MPOWER strategy. Yet 1.1 billion people continue to #smoke worldwide and 8 million lives are lost annually to #smoking-related disease, figures that have remained static for two decades. This is not success.
@WHO Even progress on MPOWER is underwhelming. 41 of the 49 countries that have not implemented a single MPOWER measure are LMIC - home to 80 per cent of the world’s smokers. 3/
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Thank God @amazon @JeffBezos are way bigger than little old #MS riddled me, sometimes in a heap of hurt, no, that’s HURT 😢
I’ve written letters that never are answered…
Now found and prefer Delta 8, 10 to Cannabis for Symptoms.
So imagine my surprise as Virginia USA Quasi-Legalized a measured amount of Cannabis, There are New Laws and Regulations (feel the price of a nickel sack go astronomical) in pipe-line.
Banning Post office from delivering vaping products, and Other carriers will be banned too 🤔
Ahhh, I get it, the Legislators formulate their law building by the forces of Money Flow. Delta Effex developed and makes a Superior Hemp Product (legalized under Farm Bill). THC<0.3%. With #Terpenes that promotes, for me, less pain, more active, feel Better ❤️‍🩹
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@GregHuntMP / @TGAgovau pls note:
Reports are coming in that some batches of #varenicline (marketed as Champix or Chantix) have been recalled due to contamination with #nitrosamines.
[At low levels of - much lower than #cigarettes.]
#Israel has issued a recall on those batches of #varenicline as has #Greece, while #SouthKorea is conducting an ongoing investigation..
Hopefully our TGA in #Australia is aware of the problem and is investigating as well.
But this thread is less about varenicline specifically and more about product recalls, quality control & #nicotine containing products such as #snus, #HTP / #HnB & (most) #eCigarettes. Product recalls are not possible in an illicit mkt or practical in a poorly regulated mkt.
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It's not that the ongoing battle between #tobaccoharmreduction and #tobaccocontrol has taught me this, but it shows how easy it is to claim the moral high ground, act disingenuously, and then point fingers at the people they're stigmatizing. Hypocrisy is all too easy. /1
For sure, we should turn the mirror on ourselves as well, because, as I said, hypocrisy is easy. #thr is a balancing act between the ethical and the pragmatic. By advocating for it and selling vaping products and things like #kratom, I have to be open about risks. /2
At face value, that's not hard. Tell the truth. Embrace the consequences. But the consequences aren't just to me. I don't want to lose a sale but more importantly (for me), I don't want customers to keep choosing the devil they know (cigarettes, opioid painkillers, etc.). /3
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Good to see some balance in this article with some commonsense from @AlexWodak

However still some serious misinformation
FYI @janehansen2000
1. #vaping is not a Big Tobacco plot

-BT did not invent vaping
-Vapes are a direct competitor to cigarettes and are a huge disruptive threat to the industry
-BT is mostly focussed on #HTPs
-If BT switches from #cigs to #ecigs, that is good for public health. vaping is 95% safer
2. Popcorn lung has been long discredited

There has never been a single case of 'popcorn lung' from vaping or smoking, and diacetyl levels are hundreds of times higher in smoke than vapour

@CRUKLondon laid this to rest years ago
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People in #TobaccoControl often chant a mantra to the effect "#ThinkOfTheChildren!"
Of course, children should be considered, & protected, but why not focus on the harm facing adult smokers? If they can #QuitSmoking by 40 years old (some say 35), they can avoid any serious health implications.
Well, I've thought (probably too) much on this, and suspect these folks all hold the same beliefs:
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Adiktologie Journal Issue 3-4, December 2020 is out. This issue features research articles on building prevention and health literacy systems.

Learn more:
#Prevention #Treatment #Addiction #Research @Journal_Adi

Adiktologie Journal
Issue 3-4, December 2020

Editorial: From Prevention Programmes to Health Literacy Promotion…

#Prevention #Treatment #Addiction #Research @Journal_Adi

Adiktologie Journal
Issue 3-4, December 2020

#Alcohol Consumption among #Slovak #Schoolchildren: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Unplugged Programme…

#Prevention #Treatment #Addiction #Research @Journal_Adi

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Absolutely right Brian! Damn glad U said these things. Now I’m from different school of thought from you about some things: eg I’m a higher taxes/bigger government guy. But smoking still is Australia’s biggest long term health problem. Oz smoking rates now only falling slowly
Since 2013 Oz smoking rates only fallen 0.3% pa. US & UK, where #Vaping much more popular, rates fallen 3 x faster than Oz. Pro vapers main aim is to reduce deaths from smoking ASAP. Anti vapers main aim is to destroy Big Tobacco-by any way they can @doctorworkman
But number Oz vapers now ⬆️ fast: 240K/2016; 520K/2019. And anti vapers have lost the debate. How can anyone defend keeping deadly cigarettes readily available but restricting safer alternatives? Can’t So here’s what anti vapers do: smear, throw mud, whisper to journalists
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Now that the dust has settled on yet another #antivaping piece, I may as well have a bit of a yarn.

The antivaping community love to get together and wax lyrical about how everything outside of their purview is a big tobacco ploy to get kids hooked on vaping or something

Never mind that the data shows the huge majority of #vapers are between the ages of 25-50 with the majority of vapers starting later in their lives know, almost all of them are former long term #smokers

Anti-vapers then go on to find conspiracies everywhere they look! They see *publicly posted* images that my organisation gladly posted online for the world to see and insinuate something dodgy must be afoot. "Why else would people support vaping?" they think to themselves

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Meanwhile in #France,
"the peak of this second wave is over"

(according to the President in his Adress to the Nation):
Wait... "the peak is over" doesn´t mean "it´s back to normal"!

Confinement will only fall on December 15,
if there´s less than 5.000 new cases a day.
(today it´s ~9.000).

France is disappointed.🙁

Although they certainly can make it happen.
Meanwhile in #Switzerland:
(excess mortality of the second wave is significant)

Good news: fastest decrease in infections happens in the worst hit areas now.
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@SimonChapman6criticizes #vape advocate for mentioning success, not failure. What's the failure rate of #ColdTurkey, Simon? Not heard you mention that..
#AusTHRInquiry2020 #PH2
@SimonChapman6 criticizes #vape advocate for mentioning success, not failure. What's the failure rate of #ColdTurkey, Simon? Not heard you mention that..
#AusTHRInquiry2020 #PH2
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What Skerrit is saying in regard to not bringing #tobacco under the prescription model is complete rubbish. The @TGAgovau site explicitly mentions novel #nicotine products - #SLT & #HTP.
Huh.. @hollieahughes just said they're due to report by /18th/ December. I'd thought it was the 1st of December.
Emily Banks 'sum total of world experience' .. yeah, with some heavy #CherryPicking.
The Oz #ANTZ /all/ seem to be loving 'the #GatewayEffect' which is a 'real thing'.. 🙄
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The plan to ban #vaping is a disaster for public health

This article in @ConversationEDU is fatally flawed by

▪️Cherrypicking data
▪️Misinformation and false claims
▪️Lack of context
▪️Exaggerating harms
▪️Understating benefits…
“evidence for #ecigs helping people quit smoking is inconclusive”

#vaping is more effective than nicotine replacement therapy in randomised controlled trials and is increasing quit rates in countries such as the UK and US…
#cig use in US secondary schools increased 78% in 12m”

▪️Most youth vaping is experimental, short term
▪️Regular use by never-smokers is rare
▪️Nearly all smoke b4 they vape
▪️Vaping is diverting kids from smoking

Youth smoking fell by 25% in 2019 ‼️
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As #COVID19 cases are found to spread, #Melbourne (city of ~5 million) tries to contain them by going into #Lockdown.
(The interview features the idea of a dedicated #Quarantine building - that would actually help, I guess)...
"People acting as if the pandemic was over was 'not the answer, it is part of the problem' ".

"The virus had leaked from postcodes already under the stay-at-home orders to other parts of #Melbourne."
(and beyond, it is feared).
Due to #Melbourne's outbreak, neighbouring South Australia is about to completely close it's borders to #Victoria.

(Nearly) no exceptions. And those essential few who are allowed in, will have to wear facemasks the entire time...
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1/ @SimonChapman6 was on @abccanberra this morning with @adammshirley creating fear and confusion about #vaping. Let me clarify a few points.

Starts 17m20s…
2/ "We don’t know what the long-term consequences are going to be”

It is beyond reasonable doubt that #vaping will be far less risky than smoking. @RCPLondon estimates that the long-term risk is likely to be no more than 5% of the risk of smoking
3/ “Very easy to get nicotine for #vaping from the doctor”

Actually no. The process is
▪️Complex & time-consuming for GPs
▪️Delayed by @TGAgovau approval
▪️Importing by a 3rd party
▪️Import permit needed
▪️Much more costly

It will be easier to go next door and buy a cigarette!
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