In the News 6th August
Thursdays News at a glance:
Fighting To Stay At The Trough – Stepping stones and gateways – Can E-Cigarettes Cause Lipoid Pneumonia? – No way, Norway! – Ignorance by Design – What A Waste – Government TPD Consultation and Welsh Ban – Nicotine Science and Policy – Daily Digest
A sharp decline in the number of smokers using an NHS support programme to help them quit has been linked to the rise in popularity of e-cigarettes. The Smoking Matters service in Dumfries and Galloway helped 102 people in deprived areas kick the habit in the past year – 251 below target…..
Last night, Twitter pointed me in the direction of an interesting article:
“A sharp decline in the number of smokers using an NHS support programme to help them quit has been linked to the rise in popularity of e-cigarettes…..”
There is no way vaping could put people at risk for lipoid pneumonia simply because vaporization of commercially available e-liquids do not contain fatlike material. However, I am aware of two reports of lipoid pneumonia that respiratory physicians in the US and subsequently in Spain have suggested being direct consequence of vaping….
Three in a row from Mawsley – POTV
Norsk Dampselskap is a vapers’ organisation with the goal of fighting for and protecting the rights of Norwegians who wish to use electronic cigarettes to defeat their addiction to cigarettes. Overturning the ban on eLiquids containing nicotine is at the top of its list, but they have recently published details of the Norwegian government’s clamp down on vape shops…
It is a given that the core of academics working for The Centre for Tobacco Control Research are at times not just misrepresenting genuine findings from studies but contorting them into a tissue of lies. Such a web of deceit does nothing but obfuscate truth from busy medical practitioners with little time to carry out personal research into the matter. Is it any wonder then that they rely heavily on instructions from overseeing bodies for advice…..?
Ecig advocates are quick to point out the health benefits of vaping instead of smoking. Some will highlight how vaping leads to less mess accumulating outside shops and pubs – but how should the community respond to concerns over the disposal of unwanted lithium-ion batteries…..?
Important information for UK vendors and suppliers, please take the time to complete these consultations for these important proposals which will affect the future of vaping and possibly your business. Vapers in Power have produced a walkthrough for each consultation to help you complete them….