Wednesday’s News at a glance:
Pageant girl’s mum faces backlash after a VAPING company sponsor the 7-year-old £100 to promote their shop ~ FDA’s new plan to reduce the nicotine in cigarettes to sub-addictive levels could be a game-changer ~ Philip Morris International CEO cheers U.S. FDA tobacco proposal ~ Negligible Evidence of Radical Nicotine Reduction Benefit ~ Cardiovascular Ageing ~ GFN Dialogues (Autumn 2017) – Dublin ~ BONUS CONTENT: Regulatory Landscape Bumpy for Vaping Industry ~ Lowering nicotine in cigarettes is a gateway to smoking ~ Is it safe to vape without nicotine? ~ Not Blowing Smoke, Vaping Works
Pageant girl’s mum faces backlash after a VAPING company sponsor the 7-year-old £100 to promote their shop
Layla Thompson, from County Durham, is now being sponsored by Vapour Love, an e-cigarettes business, in return for wearing branded company clothing. THE mum of a seven-year-old pageant queen who wears make up, fake tan and skimpy outfits has faced a backlash after the youngster was sponsored by a vaping company.
“It is completely irresponsible for a company that sells an age restricted product to promote their brand through a seven-year old girl. The ASA rules expressly forbid the use of children to market the sale of e-cigarettes and we have made a complaint that this breaches those rules.”
Robert N. Proctor, BMJ
On 28 July 2017, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Chief Scott Gottlieb, MD, announced a bold new plan to limit the nicotine allowed in manufactured cigarettes. Gottlieb, a Trump appointee revealing C Everett Koop-like potential, pointed out that cigarettes remain the leading preventable cause of death in the USA, killing nearly half a million Americans every year.
Toni Clarke, Reuters
The chief executive of Philip Morris International said he was “extremely encouraged” by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recent proposal to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes and nudge smokers toward less harmful alternatives such as e-cigarettes.
Brad Rodu, Tobacco Truth
An August 17 commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine (here) by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and Center for Tobacco Products Director Mitchell Zeller raises some concern about the agency’s new tobacco regulation strategy.
Mawsley, Planet Of The Vapes
A new study (that hasn’t been released for peer-review) makes the claim that “a single exposure to electronic cigarette vapour” may be detrimental to cardiovascular function, by accelerates the effects of ageing. The findings were, according to the American Physiological Society (APS) press release, presented to an audience at its ‘Cardiovascular Ageing: New Frontiers and Old Friends’ conference.
— Gillian Eva Golden (@gillianegolden) August 23, 2017
Global Forum on Nicotine
This free to attend dialogue, hosted by the Irish Vape Vendors Association, will take place from 1400-1700, on Tuesday 24th October, at the O’Callaghan Davenport Hotel, 8-10 Merrion Street Lower, Dublin 2. Refreshments will be available from 1400 and also at the end of the event, to enable some informal discussion and networking.
Melissa Kress, Convenience Store News
Electronic cigarettes and vaping products are still the relatively new kid on the tobacco block, but they have not escaped the watchful eye of federal, state and local lawmakers.
Take taxation. Like cigarettes and other products on the backbar, state legislators are beginning to set levies on vapor products.
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Kevin Crowley, Vaping Links
Instead of the US Government taking tobacco use by the balls by focusing on less harmful alternatives – they are playing a slow and never-ending game of badminton with tobacco.
Most medical experts now agree that e-cigarettes are a lot safer than their old-style tobacco counterparts, but a lot of smokers who’re thinking about trying them still have some questions. One thing that (strangely) we’re hearing more often is the question, “Is it safe to vape without nicotine?”
Lila Abass, American Council on Science and Health (ACSH).
There is zero doubt that the harms associated with smoking are considerable. Thanks to public health efforts, smoking cigarettes is recognized as one of the biggest contributors to death and disability globally. This is why when tools become available to reduce or eliminate cigarette use we should embrace it versus shooting it down with false fears.
A look back at how things have moved on or otherwise…
This is one of the issues that Dick Puddlecote tackles in his political blog. His website is a repository of data and strong opinion about tobacco products in the UK, the policies covering it, and the government action on related issues. His blog was voted one of the Top 25 Political Blogs in the UK in 2011 at totalpolitics.com.
Dick indulged the NICMAXX team in a bit of Q&A and here’s what we learned about vaping on the other side of the pond.
District Court of Washington D.C. received on Friday the FDA’s reply to the consolidation of Nicopure and the Coalition’s actions. Some of the FDA’s plans for vaping are revealed in the text.
In its cross-motion for summary judgment, the Agency asked the Court to simply reject the case. An action that, depending on Judge Jackson’s decision, would put a term to the legal action of the vaping industry against the FDA’s deeming regulation of e-cigarettes but not necessarily to any action against the FDA, especially those filed in other Justice Courts.