November 04, 2013

Exaggerated Conclusion Not Exaggerated Enough, Let’s Fix it!

Spain's campaign against e-cigarettes marches on according to the Olive Press. Newspapers named after food processing equipment are always reliable I'm sure. Anyway, over in Spain apparently recreated the Greek study that found airway constriction as a result of e-cigarette vapor inhalation. While the Greek study was always sensationalized, this Spanish study is getting out of the gate in full sky falling mode.

E-cigs “no safer than the real thing

Spain´s Association of Pneumology and Thoraicic Surgery tested the effects of e-cigarettes on the lung function in non-smokers, healthy smokers, and those with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The medics found the vapour in the devices caused lungs to react in exactly the same way as with regular cigarettes.

Dr Segismundo Solano, leader of the research, concluded the e-cigarette immediately increased the airway resistance and decreased their power to draw air through, and this effect was greater in the group of non-smokers and healthy smokers.

I have a feeling that this panic inciting text is more the work of the Olive Press than what the study says, but who knows. What I do know with a fair level of certainty is that other media outlets will grab onto this gem of bad reporting and it will get folded into the increasing “evidence” prohibitionists pull out of their asses to refute e-cigarettes.

Introducing the world's first Vapor Zeus!
Introducing the world's first Vapor Zeus!

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