Vaping In The News – March 29th, 2020

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Smoking, vaping and hospitalization for COVID-19 ~ Confusion, chaos and complacency ~ Cardiovascular autonomic effects of electronic cigarette use: a systematic review ~ Professional and Home-Made Face Masks Reduce Exposure to Respiratory Infections among the General Population ~ Yell at me on Twitter ~ Altria Asks FDA to Delay Regulatory Deadline Due to Coronavirus ~ Surgeon General: Speculate, Fabricate, Lie. Correlation Virus ~ Organizational Silence and Hidden Threats to Patient Safety ~ We Vape, We Vote ~ Tobacco Crackdown Leads to Smuggling Surge

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This week’s edition is a bit different, because of correlationvirus… among other things, and I went on a journey of complacency, masks, and videos and…

I hope you are all washing your hands and well stocked up in all the toilet paper you can find. I thank you for reading….

Smoking, vaping and hospitalization for COVID-19

Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos, Anastasia Barbouni, and Raymond Niaura are continuously updating this. It sounds silly that politicians, front groups, and politicians are using this to (so far) fabricate agendas… but here we are.

Smoking, vaping and hospitalization for COVID-19

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Confusion, chaos and complacency

I took my time considering this particular article in this week’s news, and placement of it for a few reasons. What else are they confused, surrounded by chaos, and complacent about? Then, of course, it shows exactly what the agency doesn’t. Yep, you read that correctly.

If you’d like, you can (highly suggested) revisit this from last week, first. Then, of course, be my guest:

Confusion, chaos and complacency

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Cardiovascular autonomic effects of electronic cigarette use:

We’re invested in ourselves, and our health. Frequent visitors know I, and all of you are watching for anything, good or bad, about vaping.

“The results of chronic e-cigarettes (EC) vaping studies were consistent with a chronic sympathoexcitatory effect as estimated by heart rate variables (HRV), but this did not translate into chronic increases in heart rate (HR) or blood pressure (BP).”

Cardiovascular autonomic effects of electronic cigarette use

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Professional and Home-Made Face Masks Reduce Exposure to Respiratory Infections among the General Population

JoodiG’s tweet… in response to the Surgeon General Jerry…. along with Patty McNulty’ valid question/response are questioning him… silly we’re having a discussion about masks, but here we are…

Wear a mask, don’t wear a mask… either way, here’s the link JoodiG’s referring to:

Professional and Home-Made Face Masks Reduce Exposure to Respiratory Infections among the General Population

Here’s another:

Physical interventions to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses: systematic review

Counterpoint:

“Moisture retention, reuse of cloth masks and poor filtration may result in increased risk of infection.”

A cluster randomised trial of cloth masks compared with medical masks in healthcare workers

I am not a professional, but the Surgeon General wants to portray the -silly- debate of masks as if they’re just placebos…

Oh, and speaking of Twitter and masks, and now knowing what you know… there’s a poll and I predict a very interesting thread (and stellar responses below it) already developing.

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Yell at me on Twitter….

If you are DOING something along with (if you’re open) your normal operations, or have added or switched to other production, service or community outreach, yell at me on Twitter here. And/or, link your contribution to your area below Dave’s tweet!

See, there’s conjecture, and there’s lies.

The study Jukka refers above is HERE.

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Go ahead, click on the video GrimmGreen has provided…

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Go ahead, click on either or both of the videos… and thank you again, Patrick for editing the second one.


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Altria Asks FDA to Delay Regulatory Deadline Due to Coronavirus

Well… this will be a debate for the next few weeks…

Altria Asks FDA to Delay Regulatory Deadline Due to Coronavirus


Sky Vapes!

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Surgeon General: Speculate, Fabricate, Lie. Correlation Virus

Speaking of conjecture and negligent malpractice:

Surgeon General: Speculate, Fabricate, Lie. Correlation Virus


Organizational Silence and Hidden Threats to Patient Safety

My brother, a professional musician, has a line (copyrighted) in a song “Caregivers and takers – had all closed their eyes”. Another related, but unrelated link I pondered including. The lack of doing something is, in my opinion, just as bad as doing something wrong.

“In brief, leaders must demonstrate a willingness to understand the complexity of the sociotechnical systems of which they are a part and be prepared to break the silence.”

I appreciate the “consensual neglect” phrase discreetly placed in this as well…

Organizational Silence and Hidden Threats to Patient Safety

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We Vape, We Vote

Because of Twitter, vapers have been in a few “studies”… because who doesn’t like obtaining funding and spending it on how tweets work when there are real issues they could be…. oh never mind.

We’ve been called what could not be further from the truth: Addicts, Anecdotes, Bots, Impugners, Sheep, Shills, and worse. (I am kind of fond of being called a bot, though.)

Now, if you used the hashtag #WeVapeWeVote, you are as well.

Here, Andrew (follow him!) points out a flaw…. and that damn Greg is an influencer!

There is a PDF within this link.

Contextualising the 2019 E-Cigarette Health Scare: Insights from Twitter

Tobacco Crackdown Leads to Smuggling Surge

Finally, and last but not least, VITN rules are always adhered to, despite the smuggling surge of tobacco.

Tobacco Crackdown Leads to Smuggling Surge


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