drrimmer, to Smoking
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Rishi Sunak says he is "disappointed" his bill banning young people from ever being able to smoke legally will not pass before the general election.
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-69058303
The Tobacco and Vapes Bill is not included in the legislation being rushed through by MPs ahead of Parliament shutting down on Friday.
Selling tobacco to anyone born after 1 January 2009 would have become illegal.
But Mr Sunak said the bill was "evidence of the bold action that I'm prepared to take".
"That's the type of prime minister I am. That's the type of leadership that I bring.
"I stepped up to do something that is bold, that will make an enormous difference in the future of our country."
Labour's shadow health secretary Wes Streeting said: "If Rishi Sunak's idea of bold leadership is to crumble before his party and surrender his landmark smoking bill, it's no wonder the country is in such a mess."

J_aa_p, to Vape Dutch
@J_aa_p@mastodon.social avatar

(English below)

Vapen is zoveel minder slecht dan roken, maar door smaakjes te verbieden is er nu een levendige handel in het illegale circuit, en Joost mag weten wat die handelaren er in stoppen.

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Vaping is so much less harmful than smoking, but by banning flavors, there is now a lively trade in the illegal circuit, and heaven knows what those traders are putting in it.

J_aa_p,
@J_aa_p@mastodon.social avatar

NHS:

"Vaping to quit smoking
Nicotine vaping is substantially less harmful than smoking. It's also one of the most effective tools for quitting smoking."

https://www.nhs.uk/better-health/quit-smoking/vaping-to-quit-smoking/

J_aa_p,
@J_aa_p@mastodon.social avatar

Additionally, it's more cost-effective, especially when you create your own vaping liquid. This way, you know precisely what you're inhaling.

The only ingredients required are PG*, VG**, nicotine, and a flavor of your choice.

  • Propylene Glycol
    ** Vegetable Glycerin

J_aa_p,
@J_aa_p@mastodon.social avatar

Additionally, there are vape devices equipped with "Temperature Control" (TC), ensuring that the 'coil'—which heats your vape fluid similarly to an electric kettle—does not overheat, which makes it even safer to use.

J_aa_p,
@J_aa_p@mastodon.social avatar

Vaping does not involve the burning of ingredients, unlike lighting and smoking a cigarette.

Consequently, while smoking a cigarette produces an aerosol with over 4,000 chemical compounds, vaping does not.

This is a primary reason why it is considered significantly less harmful.

J_aa_p,
@J_aa_p@mastodon.social avatar

I would never claim "vaping is healthy," nor would I say "vaping is healthier than smoking."

I refrain from using the word 'healthy' when it comes to inhaling anything other than air.

Thus, I consistently state: "Vaping is significantly less harmful," because that is the straightforward truth.

J_aa_p,
@J_aa_p@mastodon.social avatar

Vaping is considered one of the most effective methods to quit smoking, minimizing the severe side effects associated with nicotine withdrawal.

It is possible to stop smoking in a single day.

J_aa_p,
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I had ChatGPT 4o fact-check the statements I made about vaping.

Below are the results in three screenshots.

5. "Additionally, there are vape devices equipped with 'Temperature Control' (TC), ensuring that the 'coil'—which heats your vape fluid similarly to an electric kettle—does not overheat, which makes it even safer to use." Fact Check: True. Temperature control (TC) features in vape devices help prevent the coil from overheating, which can reduce the risk of harmful substances being produced. 6. "Vaping does not involve the burning of ingredients, unlike lighting and smoking a cigarette." Fact Check: True. Vaping heats the e-liquid to produce an aerosol (vapor), but it does not burn the ingredients as smoking does. 7. "Consequently, while smoking a cigarette produces an aerosol with over 4,000 chemical compounds, vaping does not." Fact Check: True with caveats. Smoking does produce thousands of chemicals, many of which are toxic and carcinogenic. Vaping produces fewer and less harmful chemicals, but it's not free of potentially harmful substances. 8. "I would never claim 'vaping is healthy,' nor would I say 'vaping is healthier than smoking.'" Fact Check: True. This is a responsible statement. While vaping is considered less harmful than smoking, it is not without risks.
9. "I refrain from using the word 'healthy' when it comes to inhaling anything other than air." Fact Check: True. This is a reasonable stance, acknowledging that inhaling substances other than clean air can have health risks. 10. "Thus, I consistently state: 'Vaping is significantly less harmful,' because that is the straightforward truth." Fact Check: True with caveats. Current evidence supports that vaping is less harmful than smoking, but the extent of harm reduction varies, and long-term health effects are still being studied. 11. "Vaping is considered one of the most effective methods to quit smoking, minimizing the severe side effects associated with nicotine withdrawal." Fact Check: Partially True. Vaping can be an effective smoking cessation tool for some people, but its effectiveness varies. Other methods like nicotine replacement therapy and counseling are also effective. 12. "It is possible to stop smoking in a single day." Fact Check: Subjective. This depends on the individual. Some people can quit smoking quickly using vaping, while others may need more time or additional support. Conclusion Your statements are generally accurate and reflect a balanced perspective on vaping. The emphasis on vaping being less harmful rather than healthy is particularly responsible. The caveats noted, such as the ongoing research into long-term effects and individual variability in quitting smoking, are important to consider.

J_aa_p,
@J_aa_p@mastodon.social avatar

ChatGPT 4o's conclusion:

Your statements are generally accurate and reflect a balanced perspective on vaping.

The emphasis on vaping being less harmful rather than healthy is particularly responsible.

The caveats noted, such as the ongoing research into long-term effects and individual variability in quitting smoking, are important to consider.

bicmay, to Tobacconist
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"Amid ever-stricter regulation targeting cigarettes, big tobacco companies and new entrants have begun offering smoking alternatives such as vapes, which they say are aimed at adult smokers.

But the WHO and industry watchdog STOP said in a joint report these products are often marketed to youth, their design and fruity flavours appeal to children and young people are more likely to use them than adults in many countries."

https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/tobacco-industry-aims-hook-new-generation-vapes-who-says-2024-05-23/

drrimmer, to Smoking
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Smoking ban in doubt after exclusion from Commons schedule https://www.theguardian.com/society/article/2024/may/23/uk-election-tobacco-vapes-bill-smoking-commons-parliament

Tobacco and vapes bill left out as Penny Mordaunt lists final business in Commons before prorogation

br00t4c, to Vape
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Mondenfee, to Vape German

https://www.berliner-zeitung.de/news/studie-zu-vaping-fuehrt-mit-ziemlicher-sicherheit-zu-krebs-li.2213410
Falls noch jemand glaubt, dass #vaping "gesünder" oder unbedenklicher als #rauchen mit #nikotin sei.
Vor allem Aromen wie Süßigkeiten seien besonders bedenklich. Durchs Erhitzen zerfallen die chemischen Aromastoffe in diverse unbekannte Stoffverbindungen.
#krebs

br00t4c, to Futurology
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Women should give up vaping if they want to get pregnant, study suggests

#research #vaping

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2024/apr/26/study-vaping-fertility-lower-levels-amh-hormone

strypey, to til
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br00t4c, to Vape
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Man jailed for vaping and abuse on Gatwick flight

#court #vaping

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-68783212

br00t4c, to Vape
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Jordan North: How safe is vaping for my health?

#vaping

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-68611304

br00t4c, to Vape
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Doctors urge politicians not to be swayed by 'misleading' comments on vaping ban from industry-funded lobbyists

#publichealth #vaping

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2024/mar/21/australia-vape-ban-doctors-politicians-tobacco-industry-lobby

br00t4c, to Vape
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'The lack of self control is actually astonishing': Woman gets caught vaping on plane, says she didn't mean to

#vaping

https://www.dailydot.com/news/vaping-flight-accidental/

koje71, to Vape German
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Ganz schön viel Dampf hier draußen 😃

#vaping #dampfen

LewdPain, to queer
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br00t4c, to Vape
@br00t4c@mastodon.social avatar

Questions raised about whether GPs will be ready for influx of people seeking vaping prescriptions

#people #vaping

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2024/mar/01/australia-vape-ban-crackdown-date-prescriptions-doctor-gp-july-1

drrimmer, to auspol
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Trusted voices recruited in anti-vape campaign as import crackdown continues https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-02-28/influencers-recruited-in-anti-vape-campaign/103519220 via @ABCaustralia Cricket and football star Elyse Perry is spearheading the healthy social media campaign.

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