Wednesday’s News at a glance:
E-Cig Summit: Does FDA Regulation Go Too Far? ~ How e-cigs saved Morecambe woman’s foot ~ Protest Against the TPD in London on Friday, May 19th ~ The rise of vaping and a potential threat ~ A Journey to Vaping ~ A Long Journey on Tobacco Road, Vindicated ~ Freedom Factor | U.S. Rep. Hunter Talks Vaping Bill ~ 51 Health Groups Urge Administration to Defend and Enforce FDA Rule for E-Cigarettes, Cigars
Med Page Today, Salynn Boyles
WASHINGTON — Anti-tobacco activists last week acknowledged that e-cigarettes represent a safer alternative to combustible cigarettes and that they may help smokers kick the habit, but they said meaningful FDA regulation is essential if the products are to be embraced by the public health community for this purpose.
Speaking at the first-ever U.S. E-Cigarette Summit, held May 8, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids president Matthew L. Myers said that the goal of regulation should be to minimize the risk to non-smoking children and teens while maximizing the potential of vaping to help smokers quit.
Seven months ago Carole Starkie was told if she didn’t quit smoking she’d lose her foot. Meanwhile her partner Elvis Burton was informed that if he didn’t stop smoking he might suffer a fatal heart attack or stroke. In the same week, Carole and Elvis resolved to quit.
Protest Against the TPD in London on Friday, May 19th
Simon Clark, Taking Liberties
ASH (the vapers’ friend) published the results of its annual survey into the use of e-cigarettes and vapourisers last week. This year’s headline stat was the fact that, for the first time, more than half of UK vapers ‘have given up smoking’ (BBC News).
According to ASH:
- In 2012, there were 700,000 vapers in the UK, now there are 2.9 million.
- Some 1.5 million vapers are ex-smokers, compared with 1.3 million who still use tobacco.
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At the age of 85 many smokers would probably shrug their shoulders when told that stopping smoking would be a benefit to them. Many smokers who reach that age have been smoking, in one form or another, for decades and feel it is too late to stop.
Tobacco Truth, Brad Rodu
“Current public health policies offer smokers only two choices: to continue to smoke despite knowledge of adverse health consequences, or to quit, which often proves very difficult.
“In a review of the avoidable causes of cancer, Doll and Peto observed that ‘No single measure is known that would have as great an impact on the number of deaths attributable to cancer as a reduction in the use of tobacco or a change to the use of tobacco in a less dangerous way.’
— Simon Brisbane (@simbris) May 17, 2017
Regulator Watch, Brent Stafford (*Video interview included)
On the right side of freedom, that’s how U.S. Rep. Duncan D. Hunter views issues around vaping. Last month, the Congressman from California’s 50th district introduced the nation’s first comprehensive vaping legislation H.R. 2194 to the House or Representatives, which if passed, would secure a viable and vibrant vaping industry for decades to come.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Fifty-one leading health groups today urged the current administration to defend and fully implement the 2016 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rule establishing public health oversight of electronic cigarettes, cigars and other previously unregulated tobacco products, also known as the deeming rule.
A look back at how things have moved on or otherwise…
Mawsley, Planet of the Vapes
What now for the future? What hope for the greatest harm reduction innovation ever created when even some of those who supported the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) admit they got it wrong? Totally Wicked challenged Article 20 of the TPD and lost. Vested interests and backroom deals won. Comments implying the process was corrupted have been made in the House of Lords and vendors ready themselves for the worst
The vaporizer and electronic cigarette industry was shaken when the Food and Drug Administration’s Deeming Regulations for tobacco products were published on May 5th and went into effect on May 10th, 2016.
Innokin continues to be committed to our vision of harm reduction through advanced vaporizer technologies. We are proud to have been working with top independant American and European labs on improved aerosol emission testing protocols and the testing of our bestselling tanks.
Thunderclap, Liam Bryan
The TPD harms vapers and smokers, it puts ridiculous restrictions on what can be sold and destroys the boutique eliquid market. All so the massive companies can continue unhindered. Is this why we have laws?
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