|score||Mostly False 🟥🟥🟥🟥🟧|
|claim||"Vaping raises blood sugar, leads to prediabetes"|
|author||Hearst Magazine Media / Arielle Weg|
|tags||['third-party-fact-check', 'popcorn-news', 'pr-study', 'title-exacerbation']|
Article reiterates talking points from a PR study bent on attributing risks to e-cigarettes. Even though most of which are former smokers, and simply retain the existing raised levels of blood sugar.
Leading to Prediabetesmakes a causality claim unspported by the paper
e-cigarette use may increasetries to subjunctively walk it back
those who vape have a 22% increased risk of developing prediabetes compared to those who do not- only if current smokers are discounted (which article later notes)
to stop smoking e-cigarettes- well, no smoke in e-cigs, but furthering relapse might make it true
vaping has long been associated with fewer smoking-related complications- unfortunately also linking to Johns Hopkins (EVALI, tobacco trivialization, vaping hysteridemic)
can still cause your body some serious harm- concluded from "prediabetes" (a somewhat non-descript nutritional assessment)
Prediabetes is often reversible, …- link to more worthwhile prevention.com article
“Our study demonstrated a clear association of prediabetes risk with the use of e-cigarettes,” Shyam Biswal, Ph.D., lead investigator on the study, explained in a press release.- parrots the "clear association" which the study itself very much did not.
… 22% are more likely …. In comparison, those who smoke traditional cigarettes had a 40% chance…- at least compared the numbers here
"touted as a safer alternative, which we now know is not the case,”→ no reputable scientist…
Albeit the article goes on to add some more useful notes on diabetes; it mainly passes on PR here. For absence of much review, and exaggartion in title and teaser, this post inherits a "mostly false" score.