Tuesdays News at a glance:
California May Ban Convenience Store Tobacco Sales – Chairman Johnson Demands Answers from FDA – National Tobacco Day – Global Vape Market by 2021 – Snus Moral Panic – Bill Godshall Update – Senator Warns FDA to Justify Regs – How ASH Tried to Destroy Vaping – ASH: The Early Years – WHO Report on E-Cigs at COP7 – Hong Kong Plans Vaping Ban – CDC Director Under Fire
CSP Daily News
California has moved closer to passing a measure that would ban tobacco sales at convenience stores, grocery stores and all non-age-verified retail locations. As reported by KCRA News, the bill (SB 1400) was introduced by Democratic Sen. Bob Wieckowski and passed the Senate floor last Thursday in a 21-16 vote.
Although electronic cigarettes are not currently mentioned in the bill, Wieckowski’s office said a recent law classifies e-cigs as tobacco products and therefore, the segment also would be subject to the new restrictions.
Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs
On Monday, Sen. Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, sent a second letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inquiring about new e-cigarette regulations, a follow-up to his previous letter to FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf on May 17, 2016.
Johnson is raising concerns about the agency’s recent e-cigarette regulation, which could create undue burdens on small businesses and possibly lead to negative unintended health consequences.
Kevin @ VapingLinks
It took 499 pages of regulations for the Food and Drug Administration to really – do nothing – except magically turn nicotine into tobacco, and take control. That’s right, E-cigarettes AND components are now classified as tobacco according to the FDA.
Media blitzes of negative stories have subsided since regulations were released. It seems those “in charge” have achieved their goal. According to those regulations, even this blog can aspire to be a tobacco product.
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via Christopher Snowdon
The similarities between today’s e-cigarette panic and the snus panic of the 1980s are uncanny. So uncanny that you might think that ‘public health’ people would have learned a lesson. To be fair, some have – including ASH to an extent – but if you look at the World Health Organisation, the FDA, The Lancet et al, you can hear exactly the same bogus arguments and hysterical rhetoric that were voiced in the 1980s.
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Guy Bentley, Daily Caller
The FDA’s “deeming” regulations are a source of fierce debate and controversy with industry experts fearing they could wipe out 99 percent of the e-cigarette market. (RELATED: FDA Announces Rule To Ban 99 Percent Of E-Cigarettes)
Johnson wrote to the FDA May 19 asking for information regarding the consequences of the rules. Johnson asked the FDA whether it will revise its regs if there is sufficient data that finds e-cigarettes are a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes.
Unfortunately, far too many people listen to government sock puppet ASH in my opinion. They wield too much power over the public considering they have been shamelessly scrounging our taxes for so many years.
On the subject of vaping, I’ve written recently about how their implacable opposition to allowing e-cigs being available as a consumer product has been disingenuous in the extreme, and on how they have staged a sustained campaign in favour of stifling restrictions.
In the last post I showed some ASH documents from the 1980s when they were fighting for snus to be banned. While I was in the Wellcome library five years ago I also looked at some documents from 1970-71 when ASH was being formed. I wish I’d seen some of this stuff when I was writing Velvet Glove, Iron Fist because there are some interesting nuggets. Here’s the story…
— Vapers In Power (@vapers) June 6, 2016
Tobacco control leaders from around the globe will be presented with the latest findings of the World Health Organization (WHO) on e-cigarettes and public health at a meeting in India this November.
The seventh Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) – generally known as COP7 – will take place in Delhi from 7th to 12th November, and may issue recommendations on e-cigarette regulation after hearing the WHO’s views.
Jim McDonald, Vaping360
The news of the proposed ban follows an announcement in January from Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying that the government would consider such a move, according to the Post story. Then in February came news of a “study” from Hong Kong’s Baptist University that claimed to show that e-cigs contain “one million times more cancer-causing substances than outdoor air.” That story, though quickly debunked by Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos and others, was probably intended to provide justification for the coming ban.
During a recent press conference, the Director for the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Dr. Tom Frieden, openly dismissed electronic cigarettes as an effective and far healthier smoking cessation device. Even though Europe is choosing to support vaping rather than eliminate it, Freiden stood firm when questioned by reporters. Unfortunately, his supporting reasoning is being labeled as intentionally misleading by many journalists and medical industry experts around the world.