After the infamous letter to the New England Journal of Medicine claiming high formaldehyde in vapor Dr Farsalinos did experiments to show that formaldehyde is only produced when an atomizer is overheated and the user gets a horrible dry hit
When it comes to convincing experts (or in the case of politicians experts) you?ll want to bring out the big guns Vapers have a variety of major literature reviews that look at lots of evidence and conclude that vaping is much safer than smoking Here are some of the best:
Another reputable source is the BBC whose article ?More than half of UK vapers have given up smoking? addresses a few things such as the decrease in smokers in the UK alongside the rise of e-cigarette users They also state quite clearly that vaping is much less harmful than smoking ? a fact we?ve known for some time now The article is balanced and doesn?t scaremonger or present a bias towards either side of the for and against arguments For a more thorough breakdown see here
One of the first things he notes is that the study only has a small amount of participants with 13 e-cigarette users being the maximum Usually this would be a sample number in order to begin a hypothesis Here however this is the maximum and final amount of e-cigarettes users examined meaning the researcher makes a generic statement for all e-cigarette users on the basis of only 13 people The study states that
Fake news is usually written in a way that deliberately avoids explicitly defining the finer details of the topic of the article For example The Ashtray Blog points to an article on the prevalence of dripping amongst teenagers which not only used false figures but also did ?everything they could to make dripping sound like a form of drug abuse [whilst] every piece of coverage did a monumentally awful job of explaining what dripping actually is? This type of evasion is typical of biased reporting which tries its best to avoid facts and figures that don?t support the view it?s trying to put forward Another typical tactic is using evasive language to say something without explicitly stating it eg using words such as ?could?
When Irfan Rahman talked to young vapers some complained of bleeding mouths and throats And these bloody sores seemed slow to heal Such reports concerned this toxicologist at the University of Rochester in New York So he decided to investigate what the vapors inhaled from electronic cigarettes might be doing to mouth cells