Wednesday’s News at a glance:
Matt Myers explains the “flexible” deeming regs – San Francisco bans e-liquid flavors – Vaping myths. Can we PLEASE stick to the evidence? – Guidance Holes Filled – U.S. Can’t Decide How Many Adults Use Smokeless – 8.1 Million or 5.1 Million? – Big Government, Public Health, and E-Cigarettes, Part I
Vaping 360, Jim McDonald
The E-Cig Summit in D.C. was definitely about us and without us. ideos of some of the presentations from the first U.S. E-Cigarette Summit in Washington on May 8 were just posted online. That isn’t exactly big news, but there are a couple of speeches worth your time. This wasn’t an event geared toward vapers, but vapers were certainly on everyone’s mind, and the room was full of many of the most well-known American vaping advocates..
Vaping 360, Jim McDonald
City leaders decide serving tobacco control matters more than helping smokers –
San Francisco, a city that used to be a bastion of personal freedom, has banned flavored e-liquid, which almost certainly will doom many smokers to early deaths. It is very unlikely that vape shops in the city will survive the ban, which takes effect next April. The city’s Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance prohibiting sales of all flavored “tobacco products” Tuesday, almost immediately after the law was recommended by the public safety committee. The new law also bans flavored cigars and menthol cigarettes.
A recent study in the US has found that young people who tried vaping are more likely to try smoking. No surprise there. Kids who experiment with e-cigarettes are likely to have a more risk-taking personality and are more likely to experiment with smoking as well.
#Smokefree policies w/ e-cigs in psychiatric hospitals associated ⬇️violence
— piers simey (@PSimey) June 28, 2017
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Paul Barnes, Facts Do Matter
In a not too unsurprising move, the MHRA has recently updated its E-Cigarettes: regulations for consumer products guidance. This latest update has provoked a fair amount of discussion along with theories as to who (or whom) have been badgering either the Commission or the MHRA for “clarification”.
Brad Rodu, Tobacco Truth
Federal officials routinely obfuscate on the subject of smokeless tobacco, and particularly on the number of smokeless users in the U.S. The newest numbers are reported by Dr. Rachel Lipari and Mr. Struther Van Horn of the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). They say, “In 2014, an estimated 8.7 million people aged 12 or older used smokeless tobacco in the past month.” (available here) Their finding is based on data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).
Nicotine (in e-cigs) matters.https://t.co/37ix4hlDi2
But sensorimotor handling cues do too.https://t.co/muj7DvCZsc
— Frank Baeyens (@FBaeyens) June 28, 2017
Brian Fojtik, Ricochet
Since the US Surgeon General’s report on smoking and health in 1964, governments (local, state, federal) and tobacco control groups have waged a comprehensive campaign to encourage smokers to quit and discourage non-smokers from starting. They have used every tool available with cost being of little concern.
A look back at how things have moved on or otherwise…
Where the government failed, the private sector succeeded.
A new study suggests that e-cigarettes have helped cause one of the biggest drops in smoking rates ever recorded in Europe.
Published in the journal Addiction, more than six million Europeans have quit smoking and an additional nine million have reduced their cigarette consumption thanks to e-cigarettes.
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