The editors of the Journal of the American Heart Association has announced that the article “Electronic Cigarette Use and Myocardial Infarction Among Adults in the US Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health,” is unreliable and has been officially retracted! This study was originally published in July of 2019, which declared vape usage and cigarette usage posed
an equal threat to the human body.
A discovery found by reviewers and editors were unable to confirm if the authors of the above-referenced article know as PATH (Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health) fully understood or complied with certain requests regarding the timeline of e-cigarette usage before publishing. Due to the findings, the deadline set by the editors to revise and finish the analysis could not be met and were deemed unreliable and has been renounced by the Journal of the American Heart Association.
This news is overall a positive for the vape community, but the harm caused by the original publishing will take some time to recover from. We would like to thank the American Heart Association for withdrawing the
article and hope that legislators take notice and rethink their views on a far
better alternative meant for adults.
“Retraction to: Electronic Cigarette Use and Myocardial Infarction Among Adults in the US Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health.” Journal of the American Heart Association, vol. 9, no. 4, 18 Feb. 2020, 10.1161/jaha.119.014519. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020