|claim||"Vaping risks diabetes"|
|author||New York Post / Ben Cost|
|tags||['third-party-fact-check', 'popcorn-news', 'pr-study', 'title-exacerbation']|
Prediabetes junk news associated with NYPost
Likely the worst article that parrots a PR study attributing prediabetes risk to e-cigarettes (for mostly former smokers), despite the study itself not sustaining that claim. Respecting the 24h rule or a plausibility check for medical news is seemingly out of scope for the NYPost. They're also either unaware of Johns Hopkins` reputation in this field, or possibly even satirizing themselves.
- Title jumps from the orignal wishy-washy "prediabetes" right to diabetes claims.
Scientists at one of America’s leading medical research universities- questionable on this topic.
an “important” new study- important mostly for sustaining funding perhaps.
as a serious wake-up call for e-cigarette smokers.- nope.
“Our study demonstrated a clear association of prediabetes risk with the use of e-cigarettes,”- it takes like all of 2 minutes to visit the journal and peek at the "Limitations" section, which spells out the lack of causality.
e-cigarettes carry a similar risk to traditional cigarettes with respect to diabetes- not what the numbers say, Ben.
trendy e-cigarettes have been linked to …, erectile dysfunction"- same lack of causility, different NYP author though.
after analyzing the health data- well, yeah, it's technically data once it's in a database; but still from a telephone survey.
those who vape … are 22% more likely … traditional cigarette users were 40% …"- so author aware of the discrepancy.
nicotine has a detrimental effect on insulin action- 🟩 correct
electronic tobacco dispensers- unclear, possibly means HTP?
traditional cancer sticks- 🟩 approved
Researchers found the correlation particularly alarming as e-cigarettes, … have been promoted by UK public health officials.- maybe the more objective research could have been a clue, that reducing COPD + stroke + cancer deaths is slightly more important than side scares.
… because they are touted as a safer alternative, which we now know is not the case,” said Biswal.- see hint on "no reputable scientist".
vaped crusaders respond
Amanda Wheeler had a more detailed response to this article, so:
These news stories are not consequence-free. Scaring people back to smoking will cause morbidity and death. Unfortunately the US media landscape has ethics comparable to their privatized public health sector.