Wednesday’s News at a glance:
Sitting-Duck Smokers – Electronic cigarettes – what is science saying as of today? – New Nicotine Alliance Battery Wraps – The war on e-cigs is now national – ASH data considered as indication of TPD’s negative effect – E-cigarettes ban in Maharashtra? Health Ministry asks FDA to draft resolution – Dirty Tactics – How Climate Change Science Polluted Vaping – The Contentious Politics of Disruptive Innovation: Vaping and Fracking in the European Union
When murderers with machine-guns drive through the streets of Paris, or murderers with 12 inch knives stalk through the streets of London, who are those most likely to fall victim to them? Why, those who are out on the streets, of course. And some of those are people who are using the streets for their proper purpose, which is to walk from one place to another.
Over the past few years, electronic cigarettes (often called a personal vaporizer, e-cigarette, or many other trendy descriptions–I’ll abbreviate them as EC, just to save space) have become a popular alternative to tobacco cigarettes.
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You guys have a problem. Like seriously, get help. Your addiction to keeping ppl smoking is not normal. https://t.co/ihziY5CHkG
— Lorien Jollye CAO (@CaeruleanSea) June 7, 2017
New York Post, Betsy McCaughey
Hypocrisy has reached new heights, even by Washington’s standards. The same left-wing senators who support needle-exchange and methadone programs to reduce harm to drug addicts and demand condoms for high-schoolers are waging war against the most effective harm reducer of all — e-cigarettes.
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Vaping Post, Diane Caruana
Health experts in the UK are concerned, as the rapid growth in the numbers of people switching from smoking to vaping has come to a halt. This is being partly attributed to the negative messages and strict restrictions brought about by the TPD.
An E-cigarettes ban is likely to be imposed in Maharashtra. Almost a decade after electronic cigarettes were introduced in India, they are likely to be banned in the state, an Indian Express report has said.
Regulator Watch, Brent Stafford
Did climate change politics poison science? According to Dr. Roy Spencer, the lead scientist on NASA’s best instrument for monitoring arctic sea ice and global ocean temperatures, the answer is yes. Join RegWatch for an in-depth analysis of the break down in scientific integrity and how the breach polluted anti-vaping research at its core.
AcademiaEDU.com, Jacob Adam Hasselbalch
A dissertation – by Jacob Adam Hasselbalch
This thesis investigates what it means to view disruptive innovation as a political problem. I take my point of departure in the tendency for controversial disruptions in heavily regulated sectors, such as electronic cigarettes or hydraulic fracturing, to open regulatory spaces by challenging established expectations about how they ought to be governed.
A look back at how things have moved on or otherwise….
via Christopher Snowdon
The similarities between today’s e-cigarette panic and the snus panic of the 1980s are uncanny. So uncanny that you might think that ‘public health’ people would have learned a lesson. To be fair, some have – including ASH to an extent – but if you look at the World Health Organisation, the FDA, The Lancet et al, you can hear exactly the same bogus arguments and hysterical rhetoric that were voiced in the 1980s.
Tobacco control leaders from around the globe will be presented with the latest findings of the World Health Organization (WHO) on e-cigarettes and public health at a meeting in India this November.
The seventh Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) – generally known as COP7 – will take place in Delhi from 7th to 12th November, and may issue recommendations on e-cigarette regulation after hearing the WHO’s views.