Good Friday’s News at a glance:
Tax vapers, we need the money! – The E-Cigarette Summit USA – Navy bans e-cigarettes fleet-wide – Smoking ban in beer gardens and al-fresco dining areas rejected by ministers – Beware the unintended consequences of raising the legal vaping age – How the Internet Birthed a Young Vape God – Unsung hero of rural America – #stateofvapeinCanada – Limiting e-cigarette use in public spaces – Nicotine Science and Policy Daily Digest – Friday, 14 April 2017
Christopher Snowdon, Velvet Glove Iron Fist
Via United Vapers, there’s an interesting little video of Stanton Glantz and Philip Gardiner – two anti-tobacco activist-researchers at the University of California, San Francisco – doing the rounds. The pair are filmed speaking to vapers and vaping business owners who are suffering thanks to the US’s insane e-cigarette laws. Those laws have come about, in part, because of the unspeakable junk science that has come out of California.
Monday, May 8, 2017
The inaugural holding of the US E-Cigarette Summit will take place at The Marriott Georgetown, in Washington, DC, on Monday, May 8, 2017.
Awareness of e-cigarettes is high among the public, but there is debate among experts and officials about whether e-cigarettes provide an opportunity to move smokers away from inhaling tobacco smoke or are a menace that will attract those not already using tobacco products.
David B. Larter, Navy Times
The vaping lamp is out throughout the fleet. The Navy has banned electronic cigarettes and vaping devices throughout the fleet, citing concerns that the battery-powered gadgets can explode and injure sailors.
The new rule “suspends the use, possession, storage, and charging of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems aboard ships, submarines, aircraft, boats, craft and heavy equipment,” according to a Navy press release Friday.
And al-fresco dining areas rejected by ministers
A smoking ban in beer gardens and al-fresco dining areas has been blocked by the Government after ministers warned they would infringe on people’s freedom and lead to pub closures.
The proposals to extend the ban to outdoor areas were have been included in a list of demands by councils and health authorities in London which has been supported by Sadiq Khan, the Labour Mayor of London.
— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) April 8, 2017
Austin Lawrence, 21, has more than 320,000 followers on Instagram, has a direct line to Drake on his phone, and can manipulate smoke in ways that seem to defy all rational laws of physics. GQ infiltrated the nascent (and, if we’re being honest, a little strange) world of vaping to learn all about the Vape God’s pursuit of perfection.
Meet the incredible 21-year-old ‘Vape God’ – Daily Mail
Of raising the legal vaping age – Guy Bentley
Efforts to stop young people vaping may backfire and lead to an increase in youth cigarette smoking, according to a new working paper.
Published in the National Bureau of Economic Research, the study suggests laws banning under 18s from buying e-cigarettes pushes youth toward smoking conventional cigarettes.
Fred Kelly Grant instructs local officials how to beat environmental nannies
With Mr. Grant’s help, the village of Hartland, Wis., is using the coordination statute to fight the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) 2016 tobacco rule that deems liquid nicotine products such as e-cigarettes as tobacco products. The rule includes an expensive premarket approval process, which the vaping and e-cigarette industry says will wipe out 99 percent of the nation’s businesses.
“Bill S5-Harmful, but less harmful than expected”
Leans toward limiting e-cigarette use in public spaces
A straw poll revealed city council members lean in favor of adopting legislation that would regulate the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems, commonly known as e-cigarettes, in public spaces.
Council members voted 4-0-3 in the poll on amending the city’s smoking ordinance to regulate e-cigarettes in a manner similar to the regulations on cigars and cigarettes, such as allowing the practice only in designated areas.
A look back at how things have moved on or otherwise…
Paul Barnes – Facts Do Matter
See, the thing is one of the key arguments against vaping is all about the dreaded, super-evil Nick O’Teen. There are also some parties that would like to see vapour products used only for cessation – which, by the way, they can stuff where the sun shineth not – so when I combined those two “arguments” in my head, I asked myself what is wrong here?
For Urging Smokers to Quit; Hides Conflict of Interest – The Rest of the Story
A paper published online ahead of print in the journal Tobacco Control blasts electronic cigarette companies and a consumer vaping advocacy organization for creating “knock-off” advertisements that urge smokers to quit by switching to vaping instead…
On the respiratory function – Jérôme Harlay – PGVG
An article published in the scientific journal Pneumonia shows how a risk reduction practice, vaping, may lead to health benefits for smokers who quit smoking by switching to e-cigarettes. The authors critically address some of the concerns arising in relation to lung health, including respiratory infections and pneumonia….