Vapers Digest 24th May

Wednesday’s News at a glance:

Nicotine Has Caused Millions Of Deaths – DOH seeks regulation of e-cigarettes, vapes – A grassroots petition seeks to rein in Obama’s war on vaping – Reactions to the UK’s new “stifling” vaping regulations – When Regulatory Overkill Actually Kills – Nicotine in the News – 23 May – Support for smoke-free alternatives key to Smokefree goal

Nicotine Has Caused Millions Of Deaths

Dick Puddlecoat

It is now less than a month until the fourth Global Forum on Nicotine (GFN) which is being held in Warsaw from 15th to 17th June, tagline “GFN is the only international conference to focus on the role of safer nicotine products that help people switch from smoking.“.

DOH seeks regulation of e-cigarettes, vapes

The Philippine Star,

After President Duterte signed an executive order banning smoking in public places, the Department of Health (DOH) is considering regulating the use of electronic cigarettes and vapes. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said e-cigarettes and vapes are not covered by the smoking ban.  “We will make a separate issuance, like a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) order,” she said.

A grassroots petition seeks to rein in Obama’s war on vaping

Washington Examiner, Paul Blair

When the Obama administration finalized a rule in May of last year that classified vapor products as “tobacco,” it set in motion a two-year march towards the type of prohibition not seen since the early 1900s.


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Reactions to the UK’s new “stifling” vaping regulations

Vaping Post, Diane Caruana

The latest data from the Office for National Statistics shows that the number of smoking adults in the UK has dropped from 20.1% in 2010 to 17.2% in 2015, thanks to the advent of e-cigarettes, the lowest it has ever been since recording smoking figures started in 1974. Additionally last year, Public Health England, announced that vaping is at least 95% safer than smoking, a statement which led to the devices being endorsed for smoking cessation by the NHS.


A Billion Lives – Demand Film

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Policy Focus: E-Cigarettes: When Regulatory Overkill Actually Kills

Independent Women’s Forum, Julie Gunlock

Each year, nearly half a million Americans die of smoking-related diseases. Smoking-related healthcare costs exceed $300 billion a year. Convincing people to stop smoking is both a public health and economic priority. Electronic cigarettes, more commonly called e-cigarettes, have helped in that effort.


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Nicotine in the News – 23 May

Nicotine Science and Policy, Harry Shapiro

Now that he has been confirmed as the new FDA Commissioner, the heat is on Scott Gottlieb to torch the FDA deeming regulations that themselves threaten to set a match to America’s vaping industry. (OK enough of the inflammatory metaphors). As a consequence of the new appointment, the industry has won a significant reprieve in the administration’s decision to delay implementing the new FDA regime.

Support for smoke-free alternatives key to Smokefree goal

Scoop News, End Smoking NZ

The Government’s recent decision to legalise nicotine for e-cigarette vaping shows just how serious it is about New Zealand Smokefree 2025 goal, according to a group of leading public health researchers.


On this Day…2016

A look back at how things have moved on or otherwise…

Why Anecdotal Evidence Proves

That Electronic Cigarettes ARE Helpful for Smoking Cessation – The Rest of the Story

One of the widest scientific misconceptions about evaluating the effectiveness of electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation – and one promulgated by anti-vaping groups and health agencies like the CDC and FDA – is that anecdotal evidence is insufficient to demonstrate that electronic cigarettes can be effective in helping smokers to quit smoking. In fact, this is a widespread fallacy…

 Are they nuts?

The dysfunction and decadence of tobacco control in one chart – Clive Bates – The Counterfactual

The chart of an audience poll from the Global Tobacco Dependency Treatment Summit 2016 (23-24 May 2016, twitter: #TDTSummit16) is deeply disturbing…

Continued cigarette smoking is favoured by two-thirds (66%) of the audience, rather than using an e-cigarette. Are they nuts? The question generously even allows e-cigarettes to be a ‘not ideal’ compromise, but still the majority would rather have people smoking. Who is in the audience? The summit  is…


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