Massive Tobacco analysis exhibits surge in smoking as a result of ‘destructive publicity – VAPES

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Big Tobacco research shows surge in smoking due to ‘negative publicity

Big Tobacco Company CEO Billy Gifford The Altria Group is now claiming that tobacco cigarette sales are increasing due to increasing negative publicity related to vaping. During a conference call on the first quarter results on April 30, Gifford said internal data shows that ex-smokers over 50 are smoking again in large numbers.

Altria is producing some of Big Tobacco's most popular tobacco brands, including Marlboro cigarettes and Skoal chewing tobacco. It also owns 35 percent of one of the world's leading steam companies – JUUL Labs.

The new trend is said to be due to a combination of factors, including bad press related to the 2019 EVALLI outbreak, reports from numerous governors decreed by the executive order and, more recently, the coronavirus pandemic. Regarding EAVLI, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finally confirmed in a February 25 press release that the mysterious lung disease was caused by the vaporization of contraband CBD products enriched with vitamin E acetate . Although conventional nicotine-based vapes are not associated with the outbreak, months of harmful opposite allegations appear to have irreparably damaged vaping's reputation.

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Most of the various nationwide vaping bans have been challenged in court, with many of the decisions favoring the vaping industry. Others are still bogged down in appeals. And when the fear and panic of the COVID-19 pandemic peaked in March and April, the mainstream media incorrectly reported that vaping increased the risk of coronavirus infection. According to Gifford during the conference call, older smokers apparently flocked back to flammable tobacco.

“In the past few months we have seen an increase in the number of smokers aged 50 and over in the cigarette category. We believe that these smokers had previously switched to e-vapor products, but have recently returned to cigarettes due to negative publicity, regulatory and regulatory developments in the e-vapor category. Based on our demographic data on adult smokers, smokers over 50 are more likely to buy discounted cigarettes than younger adult smokers. "

Dr. Farsalinos says the new smoking trend is "worrying".

News of Altria's earnings report and related Gifford conference calls have raised concerns for tobacco control experts around the world. Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos of Onassis Cardiac Surgery in Greece has publicly stated on Inside Sources that this return to smoking is "worrying" among vapers over 50 years of age.

“This is really unfortunate and a sign of serious misinformation and misconceptions about the huge risk differential between smoking and nicotine harm reduction products. Drastic measures are required so that smokers receive sound, unbiased, and evidence-based messages. "

Additional pressure from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the vaping industry can also adversely affect the rise in smoking rates among the older population. Commissioner Stephen Hahn said the FDA now has a 120-day extension of the PMTA deadline, as ordered by federal courts. Manufacturers of vapor products, including e-liquids, mods and cartomizers, must submit PMTAs (Pre-Market Tobacco Applications) by September 9, otherwise there is a risk that their products will be removed from the store shelves in the United States.

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