Monday’s News at a glance:
Notts mental health patients are being encouraged to quit smoking – Take action to stop an outrageous tax on vaping! – Vapers have a voice! Bill S-5 and petition E-1237 – Vape Crimewatch – E-cigarettes and youth smoking – Three conference papers on e-cigarettes – FDA’s Innovative Plan – Edmonds college campus’ smoking, vaping ban – Another Reason Not to Quit – Vaping In The News September 9th, 2017 – Nicotine Science and Policy Daily Digest
Are being encouraged to quit smoking – by being handed E-cigarettes
Laura Hammond, Nottingham Post
Smokers admitted to mental health hospitals are being handed E-cigarettes in a bid to help them quit the habit.
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is giving E-Burn – a type of E-cigarette specifically designed for use in ‘high security’ environments – to patients as part of efforts to be a smoke-free organisation.
On September 8, 2017, Governor Dannel Malloy delivered a compromise budget to the Connecticut legislature that contains an outrageous 75% wholesale tax on vapor products and a $2.00/oz tax hike on smokeless tobacco (bringing the total tax to $3.00/oz).
Complicating matters is the fact that Connecticut has been without a budget for more than two months. This is contributing to an urgency to pass a budget this week.
Bill S-5 and petition E-1237
Vapers across Canada have come together to let the Government know that they will not be muzzled by the current proposed legislation to regulate their industry.
Bill S-5, which was passed in the Senate this past June, is slated for debate in the House of Commons this fall. Vapers want to make sure that their voices are heard.
Bill S-5 contains clear Freedom of speech infractions & general censorships that are not acceptable.
Mawsley, Planet of the Vapes
Whether it’s smuggling, theft or illegally pushing vapes to underage buyers, as the electronic cigarette market has grown so has the amount of crime it’s attracted. Then, once criminals are placed into prison, they face further inconvenience if they used to be a smoker or vaper.
Many have become accustomed to using online Chinese stores for dirt-cheap products, frequently being delivered displaying false valuations on the packet in order to avoid paying tax. It may come as a surprise to discover that China imports nearly all of its supplies of eliquid.
— Alex Wodak (@AlexWodak) September 11, 2017
Notice of Appeal Filed in Deeming Rule Challenge by Right to be Smoke-Free Coalition and Nicopure Labs https://t.co/FE9qxKhyLe
— ECIGattorney® (@ECIGattorney) September 11, 2017
Be alert but not alarmed – BMJ
Fears that an increase in vaping will lead to an increase in smoking among young people via a ‘gateway’ effect have been used to support greater regulation of vaping products or to advocate for continued prohibition of vaping products containing nicotine in countries that do not allow their sale, possession or use by adults.6 Are these reasonable responses to these research findings?
Three conference papers on e-cigarettes
These quotes refer to the following three abstracts from the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress conference:
Acute effects of active e-cigarette inhalation on arterial stiffness
Highest prevalence of respiratory symptoms among smokers who also use e-cigarettes
Evaluation of respiratory irritants among the most popular e-cigarette refill liquids across 9 European countries
To Address the Enormous Toll of Smoking
n July 28, 2017, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, announced a comprehensive regulatory plan to expedite reducing the toll of more than 480 000 annual tobacco-related deaths in the United States.1 The plan is predicated on recognition that “nicotine—while highly addictive—is delivered through products that represent a continuum of risk and is most harmful when delivered through smoke particles in combustible cigarettes.”
Jim Mc Donald, Vaping 360
Are your children in immediate danger of addiction? News at eleven!
The college’s board of trustees earlier this summer approved a change in policy that prohibits smoking or using tobacco products. They cited the desire for a healthier environment for students and employees.
The move to a tobacco-free campus had been under discussion for several years. The college held three public forums, formed an advisory committee and reviewed results from two tobacco use surveys, one recent and the other from 2011.
— IVVA (@IVVA_IE) September 8, 2017
Since the electronic cigarette arrived around 2010, the rate of smoking in America has plummeted. Yet progressive do-gooders are now throwing tobacco a lifeline. Last month New York Mayor Bill de Blasio signed new restrictions on e-cigarettes. A limited number of vendors will need licenses to sell them, and vaping will be banned from many apartment common areas. This will only push smokers away from the most promising method for kicking their deadly habit.
Kevin Crowley, Vaping Links
New Research Puts the Final Nail in the Coffin of the NEJM Formaldehyde Study ~ Surgeon General ~ The War on Nicotine begins ~ Prescribing Smoking ~ Nicotine – The Zombie Antidote ~ Big Tobacco Goes Soft ~ Science & Data ~ E-cigarettes and youth smoking: be alert but not alarmed
A look back at how things have moved on or otherwise….
Kevin Crowley – Vaping Links
With any “treatment” to stop smoking, there seems to be side effects. E-Cigarette users are clearly explaining below what effects they are experiencing with their use of this product. The question is VERY clear to the participant . With the question comes an answer.
Did you notice any NEGATIVE health or side effects once you were off tobacco using an e-cigarette?
Mawsley, Planet of the Vapes
Science 2.0 exists to, in their words, “modernise science communication, publishing, collaboration and public participation”. Some might be wondering how science has been served with their coverage of a supposed bacteria threat to vapers – and how their response promotes public participation.
From January 2017, vaping enthusiasts will see the places where they can legally use electronic cigarettes and other tobacco-free smoking devices in Portugal drastically limited. This comes as the government moves to have the current smoking ban rolled out to apply toincreasingly popular alternative devices. In addition, stepping outside for a cigarette could also become a thing of the past in public places like schools and hospitals.