The American Council On Science And Health (ACSH) has been founded by a group of scientists who committed to promoting evidence-based science and health, “while debunking junk“. The ACSH believes that if journalists and advocates do not speak up for good science, “cranks and quacks will take over“.
End of November 2016, the council published its compendium of stupidities that ranges from “Olympic athletes should not be cupping”, in the 16th position, to “A chiropractor kills a young woman”, at the top. Number 5 reads one of the more common arguments used by ANTZ that is being re-employed by authorities: the gateway effect from vaping to smoking.
The Swiss researcher, Jean-François Etter, professor of public health at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva, explained in detail why a Gateway Theory cannot apply to vaping, during a conference he gave at the occasion of the last Vapexpo, Paris 2016.
Translated from a text published by S. Seghieri