Wednesday’s News at a glance:
E-Cigarettes and Vaping Market in Iran – Incoherent Screams & Observations – E-Cigarette Tax Fix Moves Forward In Kansas – Another Viewpoint: E-cigarettes important to many people – FDA nominee won’t commit to banning flavored e-cigarettes, cigars – Regulations on electronic cigarettes may impact effectiveness as cessation tool, study reveals
Financial Tribune, Morteza Raad
Smoking in Iran is at record levels, social observers and national health groups say. Every day more and more people are taking up the habit, some as young as 13 years old, according to the Iranian Anti-Tobacco Association.
Vaping Links, Kevin Crowley
When I’m writing on my blog, I wonder, does anyone read it. Does anyone understand the consumer’s point of view? I’ve said “we look harder for information, good or bad,” than those who pretend they present it to the public effectively and accurately. Those self-centered “officials” who still pass information off as if it were “for the greater public good” (without regard to the actual public) and posing as experts – are pissing me off.
kcur.org, Meg Wingerter
The Kansas House voted Tuesday to substantially reduce a tax the state had struggled to enforce on e-cigarette liquid. At the end of the historically long 2015 session, the Legislature approved a bill that included a 20-cent tax on the liquid used to create a vapor in electronic cigarettes.
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The News-Herald, Kathleen Gill
Recently, a major news channel did a segment on e-cigarettes and the increasing use of them among teens. Once again, the topic was children, where the media’s laser-like focus was negative, predictable and damaging to the e-cigarette industry. What is not reported is the sunny side regarding the many success stories on behalf of those of legal age.
— Clive Bates (@Clive_Bates) April 5, 2017
The Hill, Lydia Wheeler
President Trump’s nominee to lead the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) refused at his confirmation hearing Wednesday to commit to banning flavored cigars and electronic cigarettes.
A study published today in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research, reveals that regulations on electronic cigarettes (ECs) may impact their effectiveness as a cessation tool. This study might help explain some of the mixed results on the effectiveness of ECs that has been published in the literature.
A look back at how things have moved on or otherwise…
Paul Barnes – Facts Do Matter
Trouble is, they’ve not checked it twice. It must be a really slow day for the opponents of vaping, though you would hardly suspect that considering how often this article appears from a variety of seeming unrelated twitter accounts.
Communication with Molly Scott Cato MEP on Article 20 – John Summers
A little while ago I wrote to the MP & MEPs covering my region and others about my concerns over the damage that the TPD Article 20 amendments might do.
Now, fairs fair, it’s the first reply I’ve had. Sadly, it’s a pretty obvious cut & paste effort and is deeply worrying as it shows the level of misunderstanding and the lack of knowledge that the decision makers in this have shown. I’m posting this for public record and to help others spot this in communications with other politicians over the TPD.
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