Tuesday’s News at a glance:
IIVS Recipient of Device That Mimics Human Exposure to Aerosols ~ Factors influencing the tobacco control policy process in Egypt and Iran: a scoping review ~ Don’t market e-cigarettes as cessation aids: AMA ~ That word…. ~ Vaping Does Not Inhibit Wound Healing ~ IN MY VIEW: Position of Australian Medical Association (and Many U.S. Health Groups) on Vaping is Just Plain Evil ~ Nicotine In the News ~ I am a Vaper, and I am one of #ABillionLives
The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS), a leader in non-animal test methods, is the recipient of a VITROCELL® inhalation exposure system thanks to a generous donation by the PETA International Science Consortium. The device, which is designed to replace animals in inhalation testing, can be used to expose human lung cells to airborne test materials in an environment that mimics the human lung.
Biomed Central, C. Banks, S. Rawaf and S. Hassounah
Tobacco control policy is essential for addressing the growing tobacco consumption seen in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, the single greatest preventable contributor to the non-communicable disease epidemic. Egypt and Iran have had varied success in using policy to combat this issue.
— AMA President (@amapresident) July 11, 2017
AJP.com, Megan Haggan
Commenting on its submission to an inquiry into the devices, the AMA says it believes that there is currently no compelling evidence that e-cigarettes are successful in helping people to stop smoking. In the submission, to the Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport Inquiry into the Use and Marketing of Electronic Cigarettes and Personal Vaporisers in Australia, the AMA says that the tobacco industry is aggressively pursuing the potential of new products, including e-cigarettes, which can either maintain or establish a nicotine addiction in users.
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The Sun Also Rises, David Dorn
It’s entirely possible I spend too much time thinking. Well, I’ve been thinking again, and here’s why the “QUIT” word is unusable for ecigs.
Actually, the word that’s most problematical is “Smoking”, coupled with “Smoker”. While “Smoking” nearly describes what we used to do, it falls short of the mark. In truth, we were nicotine users – much like a Heroin user, only, in this case, using a substance which is regarded by those who tell us they know these things which is pretty benign.
Planet Of The Vapes, Mawsley
Doctors advice patients about to undergo surgery to stop smoking before and afterwards. This is because smoking has been linked with slowing down the rate at which the body heals itself. In new research, it has been shown that vaping is the same as being a non-smoker, and does not hinder the body’s ability to recover post-op.
IN MY VIEW: Position of Australian Medical Association (and Many U.S. Health Groups) on Vaping is Just Plain Evil
The Rest Of The Story, Michael Siegel
In a submission to the Australian government, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) argues that there is no evidence that e-cigarettes can help smokers quit, that e-cigarettes are harmful to health because they simply substitute one addiction for another, and that physicians must fight to prevent vaping from becoming an acceptable alternative to smoking.
GFN 2017 – report of the rapporteur Harry Shapiro
Being a conference rapporteur is not like taking minutes; it is more impressionistic, trying to pick up threads and themes, getting a feel for the event – and of course, listening in to private conversations. It would be hard not to start with Ethan Nadelmann’s impassioned Michael Russell Oration. I’m not going to try and summarise what he said, because you can visit the GFN site to view all the marvellous videos shot and edited by one of the unsung heroes of GFN conferences, Jon Derricott.
The Secret World of Sparkles, Shannon F
I am a vaper. That’s not a confession, by the way; it’s a statement I’m proud to make. I used to smoke and now I don’t. For many that’s a difficult journey, but it doesn’t have to be. Electronic cigarettes make it easier to quit smoking than it’s ever been. At least, they do now. That might change in the near future thanks to bad laws, which is a pretty worrying thought.
A look back at how things have moved on or otherwise…
Jonathan H. Adler – Washington Post
The Food and Drug Administration’s decision to regulate electronic cigarettes as tobacco products under federal law could do more to benefit Big Tobacco than to safeguard public health. Major cigarette manufacturers stand to benefit from regulations that both reduce the comparative advantage of electronic cigarettes and constrain competition within the e-cigarette market. For this reason, it should be no surprise that the Big Two tobacco companies — Altria and Reynolds — supported the FDA’s proposal to begin such regulation.
Lydia Wheeler – The Hill
Legal challenges are mounting against the Food and Drug Administration’s move to regulate cigars and e-cigarettes, which for the first time would be treated just like traditional tobacco products under new rules.
As many as five lawsuits have been filed against the agency over the rules finalized in May, which require any product that hit store shelves after February 2007 to go through a costly approval process.
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