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Titration Theories

The existence of self-titration of nicotine when smoking is pretty well established scientifically. It’s easy enough to get reliable figures by measuring the nicotine level in the blood. But often the established level differs from that measured when the smoker

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Posted in Concept, Dependency, Nicotine, Psychology, Studies & Surveys, Vaping

Particulate Peril

One dire warning against vaping that pops up again and again is particulate matter measured in the vapor. And that particulate matter is known to be dangerous. But what is really behind that scientific sounding scarecrow? Both statements are individually

Posted in Concept, Details, Psychology, Vaping

Working Paper: Phillips-Nissen-Rodu, Understanding the evidence about the comparative success of smoking cessation methods: choice, second-order preferences, tobacco harm reduction, and other neglected considerations

This paper definitely needs reading and sharing. Smoking is no disease, so vaping (and other forms of nicotine) is not a cure. Working Paper: Phillips-Nissen-Rodu, Understanding the evidence about the comparative success of smoking cessation methods: choice, second-order preferences, tobacco

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Gate? No Way!

There are a lot of people promoting the fear that–especially for The Children™— “Vaping might be a Gateway to Smoking”. A lot of scientists have already examined existing survey data and shown conclusively that there isn’t even a hint of that

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Public Preview

We do Public Review to point out flaws and misconceptions that the original authors and peer review missed. But still, there often is a lot of time, energy, and money wasted. Wouldn’t it be better to avoid that in the first

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Definition of “Cessation”

This is one point that I often find very confusing. When I say “I stopped smoking” I mean literally: “I stopped inhaling burned tobacco smoke”. And the answer often is: “No you didn’t, you are still inhaling nicotine”. And it

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Public Review

Peer review was the most respected form of acceptance in the scientific community. In some cases this seems to have deteriorated to sycophant review. It no longer is a reliable pilar of quality. But we have something new: Public review!

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