Listen to anti-tobacco activist Simon Chapman talking vaping. At about 27:50 he describes research into vaping – in particular he refers to a recent British study that shows that vaping is the better quit method over cold-turkey, and replacement therapies. He then tries to downplay that result – we have covered that issue here before.
But then – listen carefully at 29.36. The other guest suggests that vaping cannot possible be more harmful than consuming tobacco, and Chapman agrees. Yet he still doesn’t want tobacco consumers to substitute to what he has now acknowledged to be a safer substitute. Simply astonishing – vaping is safer than cigarettes, and more likely to result in quitting behaviour than the alternatives, but it still shouldn’t be allowed.
Mind you, without big tobacco Chapman would have get a proper job or find another target. Being a nanny-stater is good “work” if you can get it, so it is unsurprising he is trying to string this gig along for as long as possible.