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Vaping advocates want the “truth” to set the world free.   

Following a series of strategic anti-vaping propaganda pieces delivered by members of the mainstream media, in co-ordination with federal agencies over the past several years, reported the number of U.S. citizens who believe e-cigarettes are less risky health-wise than combustible cigarettes continue to dwindle 

Derived from two studies, a smaller segment of society does not believe vaping can be a harm-reducing product when compared to cigarettes. 

What are people thinking?  

Citing new and old research by Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) and Tobacco Products and Risk Perceptions Survey (TPRPS), a fresh study published earlier this year by JAMA Network Open suggested the percentage of interviewed individuals who believe vaping is a safer vice fell significantly from 51 percent to 39 percent during the 2012-17 timeframe. 

Also, those who were convinced vaping was more dangerous rose from four percent to 10 percent.

What are people thinking? 

The results apparently stem from all the negative reports, according to Anti-vaping rhetoric remains prevalent despite the Public Health England (PHE) in 2015 announcing vaping was 95 percent less risky and the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) proclaiming “large-scale substitution of e-cigarettes, or other non-tobacco nicotine products, for tobacco smoking has the potential to prevent almost all the harm from smoking.” 

Should that statement be repeated?  

Among the reasons the PHE and RCP released their conclusions were the reduction of hazardous chemicals when smokers make the switch to vaping. But the message apparently is not spreading faster than the growing criticism that hovers over the vaping industry. 

What are people thinking? 

Apparently, a lot like vaping critic Stanton Glantz. 

“The more we learn about e-cigarettes, the more dangerous they look,” Glantz said. “The fact that the public is perceiving that e-cigarettes are more dangerous over time is, in fact, an accurate perception. The idea that e-cigarettes are harmless is fading away, which is a good thing.” 

That statement has little to no basis to be repeated. 

In fact, it could be viewed as a prime example for more misinformation clouding reality. 

If one can filter the truth, in the end, ex-smokers can be set free.