In this period of confinement, perhaps you have had the opportunity to watch Grey’s Anatomy. This Wednesday, April 15, 2020, the American series (broadcast on TF1) managed to alienate the Interprofessional Federation of Vaping (Fivape) during an episode devoted to electronic cigarettes…
Grey’s Anatomy, episode 11, season 16: what’s going on there? In this episode, we follow an ultra-athletic university student, addicted to swimming. Problem: The young man is out of breath and coughing up blood. A medical imaging examination reveals that his lungs are “similar to those of a 60 year old smoker“. After a (short) investigation, the doctor discovers that the student is vaping: a partial removal of the lung then becomes necessary, and the young athlete learns that he will never be able to swim again in competition. The doctor then affirms that the industrialists electronic cigarettes”target kids (…) they are the devil“.
An episode deemed “misleading” by professionals in the sector
It was enough for the Fivape to seize the Superior Audiovisual Council (CSA): denouncing an episode “lying” who “reactivates the unfounded confusion between the pulmonary pathologies that appeared in the United States in the summer of 2019 and vaping“, the Federation recalls that the vape is “a therapeutic tool intended to get adults out of their addiction to tobacco“.
“As such, it is unacceptable to let (…) such a distorted interpretation of reality be transposed and thus risk generating distrust among the French towards a smoking cessation tool acclaimed by the health authorities.“add the vaping professionals in a press release.
Are e-cigarettes really safe? To date, there is no certainty and controversy rages between manufacturers, doctors and health authorities. In a report published on January 20, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) considered that electronic cigarettes are “harmful to health, no doubt“. For its part, the Academy of Medicine recalled in December 2019 that 700,000 smokers in France have quit smoking thanks to the e-cigarette…
Source:Fivape press release
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