Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Updated selection of best films/videos

 I have collected below links to a few of the videos  and films I found the most instructive (still a work in progress)

Last updated March 2021
Thank you for sharing links of videos you think are worth watching

March 2021, Vaping demystified (32 minutes) by Yorkshire Cancer Research *****

February 7, 2020 Vaping, what people are getting wrong  ( 13 minutes) by The Economist (includes Robert West and Mark Slis ) Now seen by more than 1 million people *********

September 13, 2019 Testimony by Mark Slis ( 10 minutes) Vapeshop Owner and scientist in Michigan. *******

December 28, 2018 Smoking v Vaping (2.41 minutes) video by Public Health England comparing residues from one-month smoking and vaping. ******

September 23, 2018  Seduction of smoking Are e-cigarettes less harmful  52 minutes, documentary by Peter Taylor who was the reporter in the 1976 classic Death in the West (Link for watching Death in the West).
In the Seduction of smoking, see at 15min25 the interview of Dr John Ashcroft MD who opened a vapeshop
Another link  

August 21, 2018  Video clip from the Health Ministry of Mexico (in spanish)  (30 seconds)
The video claims that “e-cigarettes harm and kill”, that the vapor releases nicotine which affects those surrounding us and causes cancer, strokes and "kills at an early age” just as tobacco.  This video is broadcast in the radio every 15 or 30 minutes, also in national TV. Millions of ordinary Mexicans are watching this

May 6, 2018, Inspiring testimony of Dr Mark Tyndall in Vancouver (BC Center for disease control), here (look at 2.30 and then 3.35 where he says people with HIV die from their smoking and 5.25 and 6.15 where he says he congratulates people he sees vaping in the street!) by Brent Stafford of Regulator Watch.com  (here the link to vimeo) producer of Reg Watch

December 7, 2017 Heart surgeon says vaping is safer, Gopal Bhatnagar is interviewed (20 minutes) by Brent Stafford of Regulator Watch 
April 21, 2017 Testimony of Bill Godshall in Hartland WI about FDA regulation of e-cigs
On YouTube (41 minutes)

May 8, 2017 Short (5 minutes) animated video What's wrong with e-cigarettes? narrated by Caroline Kitchens (of R Street) for Prager U. The most viewed (I think) on YouTube. Very well done.

October 21, 2016. E-cigarettes, Welcome Back Big Tobacco (40 minutes), produced by The Fifth Estate, CBC program

September 28, 2016  Beyond the cloud
A documentary by Ghyslain Armand and Sébastien Duijndam about vaping (65 minutes)  (Mostly in French but with English subtitles)

May 11, 2016  A billion lives,
Documentary by Aaron Biebert, $3,49 for rent  (95 minutes)

I have put the following at the bottom because I think they are not useful

September 29, 2020 beginning of limited local airing of You don't know Nicotine, by Aaron Biebert 

September 21, 2020, first airing on ARTE TV channel of Nicotine, a drug with a future (90 minutes) by Bärbel Merseburger-Sill  in French or German. This film is extremely biased against nicotine and vaping. I wonder why. It's interesting to study how it disinforms by cherry picking speakers and ignoring what does not fit their antivape argument. ARTE should be ashamed of airing such a film or program an antidote, like the new film by Aaron or a some of the 'oldies' listed below.\

October 2, 2019: interview of Patrick Bédué (Vapexpo) by Ghyslain Armand (in French) 40 minutes

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

E-cigs are -by far- the main choice by young smokers who want/try to quit, in France

 Just looked at the abstracts from one of the most recent studies published in France concerning young smokers trying to quit (in French). The figure below shows they prefer, by far, to use e-cigs to try to quit.

The abstract does not elaborate about how e-cigarettes are incorporated in the program and how those young people obtain and choose e-cigs. Unfortunately, vaping and e-cigs are not mentioned once in the official press release from the Health Ministry. They keep ignoring the reality and keep pushing the traditional approaches that don't work :(

Monday, February 10, 2020

Vaping: what people are getting wrong - A video from The Economist

118K+ views for this video produced by The Economist about e-cigarettes (February 7, 2020)

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Friday, January 25, 2019


Taking some time off this blog to think more about what's next :) I am still updating the articles posted by JY Nau.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Best stories for the week starting January 7 ending January 12

January 12:  Un article sur l'e-cigarette en Belgique dans le journal Moustique, signalé par Jacques Le Houezec sur Facebook, and an opinion piece in The new York Times, by Kevin Roose, Juul's convenient smokescreen.

January 11: A French Facebook group, Je ne fume plus,  that helped thousands to quit smoking (often by switching to vaping) in Le Télégramme de Brest  

January 10: Why I canceled my membership to the Australian Medical Association, by Colin Mendelsohn

January 9, 2019: Public Health France ED approves of e-cigs as first cessation tool in a radio interview, as reported by JY Nau (in French)
Also positive report (PDF) from the Conseil Economique Social et Environnemental, et la video signalée par vapoteurs . net (merci).

January 8, 2019: Opposite Domi's and Angelica's stories, this article by Joanna for GQ UK about her complete addiction to Juul and the risks for teens.
Juul lanuches its new ad campaign "Make the switch" (source techcrunch)

January 7, 2019: Found via twitter, the blog of Domi Niessen, in French. She was a COPD patient who died in December but vaping helped her to quit and to live several years longer. The blog puts together the monthly text she wrote during the 56 months she vaped.