Wednesday’s News at a glance:
Electronic Cigarettes (Regulation) Bill 2017-19 ~ Launch of consultation on regulations to restrict the sale of e-cigarettes to over 18s ~ Spanish smoking ban miracle ~ Minors prohibited from using e-cigarettes ~ A critique of the US Surgeon General’s conclusions regarding e-cigarette use among youth ~ Nicotine addiction: clinical review ~ Have scientists identified another benefit of nicotine? ~ Liquid nicotine ‘poison’ lands man in court ~ Do Smokers Quit After Hospital Cessation Trials? Don’t Count on It, or Them ~ Oups] Les filtres des cigarettes Iqos fondent-ils sous la chaleur?
This Bill is expected to have its second reading debate on Friday 20 October 2017. This Bill was presented to Parliament on Tuesday 5 September 2017.
This is known as the first reading and there was no debate on the Bill at this stage.
Department of Health, health-ni.gov.uk
The Department of Health has launched a public consultation on draft regulations which will make it an offence to sell e-cigarettes to persons under the age of 18 in Northern Ireland. A further offence of proxy purchasing in relation to e-cigarette products is also proposed.
Christopher Snowden, Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
It is with a heavy heart that I must inform you that someone’s written another yet smoking ban miracle study.
This time it comes from Spain where a partial ban was introduced in 2006 followed by a ‘comprehensive’ ban in 2011. The authors look at these two dates and study two types of hospital admission (for asthma and COPD), thereby giving themselves four bites of the cherry to find a correlation.
Minors will be prohibited from using electronic cigarettes in Manitoba when amendments to the act governing them come into effect next month.
Changes under the Non-Smokers Health Protection Amendment Act (E-Cigarettes) will come into effect Oct. 1, said Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen Tuesday.
Harm Reduction Journal, Bio Med Central
Riccardo Polosa, Christopher Russell, Joel Nitzkin and Konstantinos E. Farsalinos:
Multiple years of nationally representative surveys indicate the majority of e-cigarette use among US youth is either infrequent or experimental, and negligible among never-smoking youth. The majority of the very small proportion of US youth who use e-cigarettes on a regular basis, consume nicotine-free products.
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Jennifer Percival, GP Online
Every year in the UK, about 96,000 people die from diseases caused by smoking. Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in England and is one of the most significant factors contributing to ill health, particularly cancer, CHD and respiratory disease and health inequalities.
Jim McDonald, Vaping360
Researchers say that nicotine could be valuable in combating a condition known as late-life depression. Some older people with late-life depression (LLD) do not fully respond to antidepressant medication, and the authors of a new study say that “nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) agonists” (including nicotine) may work as therapy for these individuals.
SETTING up his online e-cigarette business, Benjamin Vittle did not set out to do anything illegal but fell foul of the law when found with regulated poison – liquid nicotine. Bundaberg Magistrates Court was told the business that sold Vittle the liquid, as a rival, may have informed police. It all turned out well for the young man when Magistrate Belinda Merrin found in his favour.
Brad Rodu, Tobacco Truth
Do smokers lie about quitting? A new study analyzes smokers’ self-reports of their smoking habits six months after their participation in quit-smoking clinical trials. Several years ago, researchers recruited sick smokers at a group of hospitals – the Consortium of Hospitals Advancing Research on Tobacco, or CHART – and conducted federally-supported smoking cessation trials.
Selon la Croix-Bleue de Berne, des filtres des cigarettes Iqos fondent partiellement à l’usage. Le phénomène a été vérifié avec trois appareils distincts pour s’en assurer. A chaque fois, le filtre a fondu en son milieu.
A look back at how things have moved on or otherwise…
Tobacco Analysis, Michael Siegel
A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine refutes the hypothesis that e-cigarettes serve as a gateway to smoking among nonsmoking youth.
In the study, Dr. Kenneth Warner of the University of Michigan analyzed data from the 2014 Monitoring the Future survey. While previous studies, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have only considered whether youth had used an e-cigarette in the past month, Dr. Warner examined the actual frequency of e-cigarette use during the past month.
Nicotine, Science & Policy, Neil McKeganey
When it comes to policies aimed at reducing the harm of smoking there is a truth that daren’t be spoken, namely that many smokers actually enjoy smoking. In the current climate of tobacco control policies aiming for a tobacco free world, the realization that many people want to continue to engage in a behaviour that they know to be harmful is hard to acknowledge.
In research looking at the reasons why smokers are not interested in trying an e-cigarette, despite knowing that these devices are much less harmful than combusted tobacco, one of the most powerful reasons cited was the fact that the person actually enjoyed smoking. Hard as it might be to acknowledge that many smokers actually enjoy smoking that realization may explain why more than a third of smokers in Great Britain have not even tried an e-cigarette, despite their being a substantially less harmful than smoking, and nearly seven in ten of those that have tried e-cigarettes do not go on to use the devices long term (ONS 2015).