In the News 8th December

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Tuesdays News at a glance:

Mendacious Mark – My inbox just overflowed with e-cig health risks – Renormalising Normal – Plenary Debate on the General Principles of the Public Health (Wales) Bill – A new study finds diacetyl in e-cigarettes but exaggerates risks and fails to discuss about smoking – New Study Shows that Anti-Vaping Groups’ Misinformation is Confusing the Public and Resulting in More Smoking – Is suppressing info on e-cigs breaking healthcare rights? – Cleveland bans tobacco, e-cigarette sales to people under 21 – Something is rotten in the (Tobacco Control) state of Sweden – Nicotine Science and Policy – Daily Digest – Tue, 8 December 2015

Just Another Ordinary Morning

The Welsh Health Minister, Mark Drakeford, isn’t above deception. We can see this from his deliberate misleading of the Senedd earlier today during the debate on the Welsh Public Health bill.

Drakeford claimed, during his opening remarks, to have relaxed restrictions on the use of e-cigarettes in public places contained in the bill. He claimed that he had decided to do this as he had come to realise there was significant opposition to these measures, and so this was a compromise in order to ensure that his other measures, such as restrictions on tongue piercing and the construction of new public toilets, got the go ahead….

My inbox just overflowed

With e-cig health risks – Dave Upton

When I went into email at lunch-time today, I didn’t expect to have so many emails. They were from friends, acquaintances and people I barely know that  started to use e-cigs. Many of them have accepted my take on the health benefits of using e-cigs. Some friends are still sceptical but prefer me vaping to my old smoking self. I try to be honest about any health risk stories and the reason for all these emails were articles in the press this morning. For a change, most of the stories were more balanced than usual but the headlines showed a lack of understanding of the topic….

Renormalising Normal

Vaped Crusader

So, we all know SMOKING is evil, yeah. For me I’ve known smoking was evil, way back to the 1980’s when there were those superman posters with him battling “Nick O’ Teen” – an 80 a day or so smoker, quite possibly Irish with that surname who, for some reason, wanted to get everyone smoking….


Public Health (Wales) Bill

Plenary Debate on the General Principles of the Public Health (Wales) Bill – Thanks as always to @dnglos for YouTubing!

Climb down on proposed e-cigarette public place ban

BBC News

Mark Drakeford says he’s going to amend the Public Health Bill

To define areas where e-cigarettes should be banned – ITV News

Health Minister backs down on campaign to have e-cigarettes banned in public places

Wales Online


 A new study finds diacetyl in e-cigarettes

But exaggerates risks and fails to discuss about smoking – Dr Farsalinos

As you all know, I have a strong opinion against the use of diacetyl and acetyl propionyl in e-liquids. In the study we published last year, we made this clear and we analyzed the potential risk from the use of these compounds at high levels (basically, when used as ingredients, or are present as contaminants but at high levels). We emphasized the fact that none should deliberately add these compounds in e-liquids and tests should be conducted to detect potential sources of contamination…

New Study Shows..

That Anti-Vaping Groups’ Misinformation is Confusing the Public and Resulting in More Smoking – The Rest of the Story

A new study published recently in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence shows that in the UK between 2013 and 2014, the percentage of smokers who believed smoking to be more hazardous than vaping actually declined significantly, and this resulted in fewer smokers switching to e-cigarettes, thus resulting in more smoking…

Is suppressing info on e-cigs breaking healthcare rights?

NZ Vapor Blog

“Will using an e-cigarette help me to quit smoking?” A question that is often asked.

Unfortunately New Zealanders are not allowed to give advice on quitting with electronic cigarettes.

“Because no e-cigarette has been approved by Medsafe as a cessation aid”…

Cleveland bans tobacco, e-cigarette sales to people under 21

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Soon, smokers under the age of 21 will not be able to buy cigarettes, tobacco or other smoking products, including electronic cigarettes, in the city of Cleveland.

City Council on Monday passed legislation banning the sale or distribution of the products to young adults, in the hope that increasing the minimum sales age from 18 would disrupt the supply to adolescents and teens….

Something is rotten in the (Tobacco Control) state of Sweden

Erik Berfits

Sweden is set to sabotage global efforts at Tobacco Harm Reduction by ELEVATING health warnings on snus, despite no evidence to support this. By senselessly following the EU TPD2 to the letter, even though there is no legal requirement to do so as snus has a derogation from the EU TPD2…

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One comment on “In the News 8th December
  1. Chris says:

    Here in Canada, we also cannot give advice on quitting. I get around that by telling people, “Legally, I cannot say if it will or not, however, I have not had a tobacco cigarette in 3 1/2 years. Coincidentally, that’s also how long I’ve been vaping.”

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