Smoking and e-cigarette use is down again. It’s a long standing whine from
inefficient tobacco control “experts”, “those damn kids”.
Wait a minute…
Forgive me, I don’t know where my head was at by typing “those damn kids”.
It’s Think Of The Children ™ .
Future income for tobacco control.
There. Clear conscience. I hope we both feel better.
This graphic is just to make you laugh before we can move on.
Smoking and E-cigarette use is dropping
The last chart I saw (from 2015) showing tobacco use among middle and high school students is below, and smoking rates at the bottom was going DOWN.
Seems in the chart on the bottom, the significant decrease in cigarettes use… was – well, ignored. Instead, it added in in the “overall useage”of tobacco.
Huh. Seems in the chart at the TOP, it increased. That made progress “No significant change”.
I believe this grapic was made during the Surgeon General’s propaganda tour when I snipped this, so I apologize in advance on the source.
I’m sure they were made by someone much more important than I am before I put my remarks and drivel all over theirs.
I think the source is somewhere, if you can bear to go, in here.
I’d like to believe the children surveyed in the latest findings are telling the truth to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). I’d also like to believe those organizations were truthful in relaying that information to the public. Not sure. You?
Not sure. You? Haven’t seen Puff-N-Stuff metanalyze it yet… for all I know this is cause for children to pick their noses…I’ll move on.
Either way, smoking is down, e-cigarette use (now called tobacco) is down.
- Down 20% for “any tobacco product”.
- Down 20% for “any combustible tobacco product”.
- Down 26% for any “two (dual use) tobacco products”.
- Down 29% for “e-cigarette use”.
- Down 33% for “hookah use”.
Imagine taking away e-cigarettes as a choice.
Would any of the other categories have gone down?
I think not.
Between 2013 and 2015, e-cigarette use rose substantially, and then it dropped in 2016…while “experts” were claiming, screaming, yelling and making a general ass of themselves that they are a gateway to smoking. Yeah. About that… They’ll be making an ass of themselves and taking credit for the lower rates… any minute now.
Fool me once… keep babbling…. I’ll make it clearer.
Stop that – you’re starting to look silly.
Meanwhile, the Tobacco 21 crowd gears up and wants to restrict tobacco from 18-20 year olds from having that choice. (E-cigarettes). From Adults.
Now look back up at that chart.
Now look without giggling at this graphic tweet from
“well respected” our National Tobacco Control Professor, Stanton “Puff-N-Stuff” Glantz, again. It’s like he’s trying to be convincing and all…
You know you want to.
“The implications of the rapid rise in electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use remain unknown.”
Huh. Unknown. Maybe knowing they’re much less dangerous than conventional cigarettes is a start?
Nicotine dependence is not a significant mechanism for e-cigarettes’ purported effect on heavier future conventional smoking among young adults.
“most e-cigarette experimentation does not turn into regular use, and levels of regular use in young people who have never smoked remain very low.”
Cumulatively these surveys collected data from over 60,000 young people.
“When tobacco use decreases, less smoking occurs.”
“If “children” are *already smoking, they’re *smokers regardless of age.
Clive Bates has been saying the same thing since 2013.
It’s also here from the Capital Research Center and Dr. Steve Allen:
Oh, and here:
I’ve covered it, among other places, here:
And Dr. Cranfield, who did this
has covered the gatway theory in this video. Well worth the listen
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