Imperfect Measures | ‘Past 30-Day’ & ‘Intent to Use’ (Web Extra)

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Research papers on youth e-cigarette use are at times maddening to read. Many deploy broadly defined categories such as ‘past 30-day use’ or ‘intent to use’ that conflate e-cigarette experimentation with more frequent ‘regular use’. The result? False assumptions about the number of teens that vape, which leads to alarmist media headlines warning of a gateway to smoking.

In this RegWatch Web Extra take a deep dive into what Linda Bauld, Deputy Director at the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies calls “imperfect measures”—only on RegWatch by RegulatorWatch.com.

RegulatorWatch.com – October 24, 2017.

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