Wednesday’s News at a glance:
Study titled “Benzene formation in e-cigarettes” found that air has more benzene than e-cigs – Concerned healthcare providers respond to New York Department of Health Commissioner’s remarks on e-cigarettes – Legislative vacuum filled: Czech Republic introduces comprehensive new national legislation on e-cigarettes – You Bet Your Ash (Interviews with Dr. Farsalinos and Aaron Biebert) – Tax taking Pa. vape shop owners’ breath away – No smoke and mirrors: Govt open to e-cigarette subsidies – Bill would ban smoking e-cigarettes inside public buildings – Young people do not associate e-cigarettes with increased likelihood of smoking -The vaping revolution rolls on – Nicotine Science and Policy
A study was recently published in the journal PLoS One, titled: “Benzene formation in e-cigarettes”. In what should be considered very fashionable in e-cigarette research, it was accompanied by a press statement discussing about the huge risks associated with benzene exposure from e-cigarettes. It is very interesting to once again see the inconsistency between the study findings and the press statement.
Concerned healthcare providers respond to New York Department of Health Commissioner’s remarks on e-cigarettes
Dear Dr. Zucker,
We are writing to you as concerned healthcare providers in New York City regarding your recent remarks about e-cigarettes. In a public letter distributed to your colleagues, you mentioned how New York State has become the first state in the nation to enact a law requiring health care providers to offer a hepatitis C screening test to all persons born between 1945 and 1965, leading the way for people to get proper testing and treatment. This is forward-thinking public health policy we support. But we can’t say the same thing about your statement encouraging providers to “discourage…use” of e-cigarettes. This is misleading at best and downright harmful to the cause of public health at worse.
Legislative vacuum filled: Czech Republic introduces comprehensive new national legislation on e-cigarettes
New legislation regulating e-cigarettes in the Czech Republic entered into force on 1 March 2017, introducing specific safety and quality requirements on e-cigarettes in the country for the first time.
Legislative background The new legislation is a result of the national transposition of the so-called Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU) (the “TPD“). Some provisions of the TPD regulating e-cigarettes were already included in the amendment of Act No. 110/1997 Coll., on Foods and Tobacco Products, effective from 7 September 2016.
Interviews with Dr. Farsalinos and Aaron Biebert…
Observer-Reporter, Rick Shrum
William Smith – Sr. and Jr. – have seen one of their stores go up in smoke.
“We had to be one of the fastest-growing vape shop businesses in Pennsylvania,” William Smith Jr. said Monday. “We started with $20,000 and one shop and within a year and a half, we had three. Now, we’ve lost one already.”
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NewsHub, Dan Satherley
The Government isn’t ruling out funding e-cigarettes to get people off nicotine.
The Māori Party last week said vaping – the smoking of e-cigarettes – should be subsidised because “it doesn’t cause cancer and other smoking-related illness”.
E-cigarettes still contain nicotine, but because there’s no combustion, users don’t inhale many of the harmful chemicals associated with traditional cigarettes.
You can’t smoke cigarettes or cigars inside most public buildings in New Mexico, and soon, the increasingly popular e-cigarette might be added to that list.
Tuesday afternoon the Senate passed a bill that would add e-cigarettes to the state’s clean indoor air act.
New peer-reviewed research published today in Drugs Education Prevention and Policy shows that e-cigarettes are not increasing the likelihood of tobacco consumption and may in fact be contributing to negative perceptions about smoking among young people.
Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
The latest smoking prevalence figures from the Office for National Statistics will have disappointed the handful of crackpots who still claim that e-cigarettes are a gateway to tobacco that will cause a surge in smoking. Between 2012 and 2015, the UK’s smoking rate fell from 20.4 per cent to 17.8 per cent.* After a number of years when the smoking rate was barely budging, it is now dropping quite rapidly
A look back at how things have moved on or otherwise…
Steam Powered Human
A recent discussion posed a question regarding the likelihood that the current movement among vapers to influence politics could actually have the intended effect. This straightforward question has a rather layered answer.
The first layer, generating enthusiasm, is the intent behind motivating people with the notion that they can make a difference….
Update from Vince
The big day has finally arrived. My lawyers contacted me today to advise that the Court of Appeals has made a ruling and will deliver it orally at the Supreme Court this Thursday 10 of March at 9:30 am.
If anyone wishes to be there for the ruling it is an open court and you are of course very welcome.
About E-cigs. It’s a business decision – Kevin Crowley – Vaping Links
In the never-ending onslaught of misleadings articles about vaping, this one, by Maggie Fox (Senior health writer
@NBCNewshealthScience/Health/Tech) was titled: “E-Cigarettes should be a last resort, heart doctors say“. There is clearly a discrepancy or three in this one. There are no mentions of any heart doctors in the article , instead the title guides the reader straight into the American Heart Association….
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