Tuesday’s News at a glance:
The 9 worst vaping lies the media spread- The Curious Case Of The Criminal Offence That Isn’t – Protect Harm Reduction Alternatives to Smoking Cigarettes – Associations of Vapers Scandalously Snubbed – expert reaction to a conference papers on e-cigarettes – Consultation on proposals for the regulation of vaping products – NSP Daily Digest
Jim McDonald, Vaping360
This is the worst lie of all. There are about 36 million American smokers, and more than a billion worldwide. They don’t deserve to be lied to about a product that could very well save their lives. Burning tobacco produces smoke that contains a lot of proven carcinogenic chemicals, along with combustion products like carbon monoxide that cause cardiovascular damage.
Even if we can’t quite say that vaping is safe, no legitimate scientist believes that e-cigarette vapor is even in the same ballpark as smoking for health risks
Right OK. So within a few tweets we are already miles away from “new railway by-laws” and into some dumbass policy dreamed up by wooden tops in suits in a Brummie office. How, exactly, can anyone be prosecuted for breaking a private company’s policy? I could install a policy of banning the eating of sardines in my office premises (thought has occurred), but I don’t think the Police would race down with their blue lights flashing to enforce it and fine people for me.
Because the article also showed a BBC video of a passenger being given an ‘interview under caution’. Now, I have experience of these so know that an interview under caution is a procedure, under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) 1984, in situations where someone is suspected of committing a criminal offence. Not adhering to a private company’s charter is not a criminal offence unless private companies are allowed to just make up criminal law on the hoof or something.
Students for Sensible Drug Policy
On June 20th, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors finalized a ban on all sales of flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes and flavored nicotine solutions that are used in electronic cigarettes. The law goes into effect on April 1st, 2018, and has been vehemently opposed by the vaping community and owners of small local businesses throughout the state. Supervisor Malia Cohen, who introduced the legislation, states that “flavored tobacco products taste good, mask harsh flavors, and make it easier for people to start a lifelong habit.” However, like many flavored products such as alcohol and condoms, flavored e-cigarettes are intended for adults and can only be legally sold to adults.
A shame. In preparation for a new Tobacco Plan, Agnès Buzyn, French Minister for Health, HAS still not seen fit to sponds to the associations of users of the vapotage. The Aiduce , Representing the interests of the three million vapoteurs, and Sovape , an active group for the dialogue entre users, scientists and politicians around the tool for harm reduction and cessation, are simply snubbed. No reply, Even a mere politeness, to Their attached letter of July 20th . “While the government is Announcing a new anti-tobacco plane by the end of September, and the balshtonists sccm to-have opened the door to the ministry, the Lack of hearing of the associations of steam, Consumers and risk reduction is Worrying, as to future directions , ” the two associations recall today .
Science Media Centre
Dr James Doidge, Senior Research Associate at UCL, said:
“This unpublished research appears to provide more evidence that e-cigarettes should not be considered ‘safe’ and may even have adverse effects on unborn children. But are they ‘safer’? If so, by how much? This study yields no light on these questions because it did not include a tobacco control arm. Anybody quitting tobacco must weigh the potentially higher risk of relapse when quitting ‘cold turkey’ or with conventional nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) against the harms associated with alternatives such as vaping. For pregnant women, this balance should be tipped further towards abstinence or conventional NRT because of the apparent harms to their unborn children.”
The Government of Canada introduced Bill S-5 to the Senate on November 22, 2016. This proposed act will amend the Tobacco Act, Non- smokers’ Health Act and other pertinent acts once adopted.
Based on this proposed act, Health Canada now wants to establish a first set of measures to regulate vaping products.
The purpose of this consultation is to gather comments on the measures being considered to regulate vaping. These measures include:
- new packaging and labelling requirements for vaping products
- information reporting requiremens for vaping products
- authorizing statements of relative health risk of vaping products
- advertising restrictions on vaping products