The WVA (World Vapers’ Alliance) have turned into Mythbusters!
In their latest campaign they are aiming to dispel the misinformation which keeps being spread about vaping.
As we know the media is often the main culprit for scaremongering when it comes to vaping! In my 6 month study the results showed a mainly negative view of vaping from the UK news media.
So it is great to see campaigns to try and get a truthful message across.
A quote from the WVA states…
“Misinformation about vaping is widespread and one of the main obstacles for smokers to switch to less harmful alternatives. Despite its indisputable successes in bringing about the end of the smoking health crisis, vaping is still subject to a wide array of myths. Among many politicians, the media and the general public, we see a fundamental and pervasive lack of understanding surrounding the topic of tobacco harm reduction — including the very meaning of harm reduction, the importance of nicotine alternatives, and misperceptions of the effects of nicotine itself.”
Busting Those Myths
A lot of the most common and often cited myths are listed.
Topics such as EVALI, Popcorn Lung and dangers of vaping are included.
You can also view / download the full factsheet here.
This is a great document to have bookmarked for when people start lecturing you about vaping – it is nice to have something solid to rebuff their misperceptions! There are links to studies which prove the statements to be false.
Also visit the WVA social media for videos dispelling vaping myths.
🚫 Misinformation about vaping is widespread and one of the main obstacles for smokers to switch to less harmful alternatives.
It is time to debunk the myth and spread the right message: vaping saves lives.
— World Vapers’ Alliance (@vapers_alliance) May 8, 2023
👋Say goodbye to the myth that vaping is more addictive than smoking – the scientific evidence proves otherwise!
— World Vapers’ Alliance (@vapers_alliance) May 16, 2023