His name is known and recognized, he is today one of the many scientists who defend the vape. the Professor Bertrand Dautzenberg, Pulmonologist and professor of medicine has once again taken part in the information on vaping by responding to an interview with our colleagues at Europeanscientist.com . According to him, there is " more and more young vapers and fewer and fewer smokers". Today more than ever, the vape remains for Pr Dautzenberg a " way out of tobacco for pleasure '.
A LACK OF CLARITY BECAUSE THERE IS A DISAGREEMENT
In this new interview, which puts the church in the center of the village, the Professor Bertrand Dautzenberg analyzes and above all explains what vaping brings and can bring in terms of risk reduction. The famous pulmonologist from the alliance against tobacco (ACT) also provides details about the current view of smoking in society: " among tobacco products, cigarettes are getting an increasingly dirty image. It is no longer the cowboy who smokes. Today the smoking cowboy has a tracheostomy and is dead. " page (in French).
Rather critical of the recent report SCHEER and his dubious methodology, Prof. Dautzenberg clearly wishes to distinguish between scientists and paper scrapers in offices:
» Basically, all the doctors who treat patients, who see smokers, are all for vaping and find it a wonderful product. Conversely, all the people who are in their offices, studying, who receive funds from American universities, take out papers claiming that vaping kills everyone. Which is entirely false. We must not forget, however, that tobacco kills half of its consumers. " page (in French).
The only randomized study that was done well was published by Peter Hajek in the journal New England Journal of Medicine«
In order to make clear the tragic situation in which we find ourselves and what Professor Dautzenberg calls " proliferation of biased scientific publications“, This one prefers to put the scientific and especially medical reality forward:
« Many smokers have switched to vaping and today are neither smokers nor vapers. They stopped everything thanks to the vape as a nicotine replacement. »He explains in the interview.
According to him, some reliable studies prove the usefulness of vaping in the process of stopping smoking: " The only randomized study that was done well was published by Peter Hajek in the journal New England Journal of Medicine, comparing vaping to other nicotine substitutes. It shows that the vapoteuse works better after a year. Why ? Quite simply because vaping is fun. Suddenly, half of people still use it after four weeks. " page (in French).
» We had snus with the entry of Sweden, which imposed it as a form of risk reduction. It is indeed a reduction of the risks but which does not reduce the tobacco and nicotine addiction… the case of heated tobacco, the latest scam of the tobacco industry is just as bad as a cigarette. " page (in French).
What is missing is the definitive study that compares vaping to other smoking cessation treatments and that would elevate vaping as an official treatment. "
Regarding the future of smoking and especially vaping, Professor Dautzenberg gives his vision: " When I say that in 20 years, there will be no more tobacco sales, that means there will be no more vape sales in 30 years. " page (in French).
Taking Covid-19 as an example, the French pulmonologist specifies that the lack of a definitive study should not take precedence over the principle of precaution and especially emergency following the damage of smoking:
» What is missing is the definitive study that compares vaping to other smoking cessation treatments and that would elevate vaping as an official treatment. There we do not have studies with three years of hindsight. On this point, we can take the arguments of antivax which assert: "We do not have three years of hindsight on vaccines against Covid" ... For vaping, it's the same thing, we do not have the studies definitive scientists. But we have epidemiological studies that are already colossal. " page (in French).
“Some countries want to remove flavorings. With such a measure, people will find the vape less interesting and stop taking it. "
At the political level, whether in France or at the European level, there is no lack of data to make logical and meaningful decisions: " We know at European level, with Eurobarometers, that only 1% of vape users have never smoked before vaping. But we do not yet know the number of people who left tobacco according to the diagram: "I smoke, I take the vape for 3 months or 6 months, and I no longer smoke". This figure is lacking and no country has published it clearly, although it would be an important element. " page (in French).
» With the vape, instead of being treated, one replaces a toxic form of tobacco by another form of current consumption. »Would like to remind Professor Dautzenberg. However, it is indeed a potential ban on flavors that could happen within a few months. To this possibility, Professor Bertrand Dautzenberg answers:
« The ban on vaping flavors is a system that risks leading people to no longer use vaping and therefore to continue to smoke. For me, it is an action in favor of the continuation of smoking." page (in French).