Wednesday’s News at a glance:
Philip Morris places anti-smoking advertisement in papers ~ Calls for legalisation of e-cigarettes following surging crime but Government in no hurry ~ Macao puts new tobacco control law into effect ~ Total ban on e-cigarettes to come into force soon ~ Aussies, Watch This Space In 2018 ~ Delaware’s new tax on vaping products takes effect Jan. 1 ~ World Vape News ~ The War Against the Worlds Best Tobacco Harm Reduction Device is Just Getting Started ~ Smokers Who Give Vaping A Try Are More Likely To Quit Cigarettes: Study ~ Thank you for NNA’s best year yet. ~ Key issues surrounding the health impacts of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and other sources of nicotine ~ Deeming Regs: A War on Science and Common Sense
, BBC News
Tobacco firm Philip Morris has placed an advertisement in some newspapers promoting its “ambition to stop selling cigarettes in the UK”. It is part of the company’s drive to achieve a “smoke-free future”. The owner of the Marlboro brand has also written to Prime Minister Theresa May asking to be allowed to print information about quitting and switching on its cigarette packs. However, anti-smoking campaigners described the campaign as a “PR stunt”.
The Government is keeping mum on whether it intends to keep a National promise to legalise e-cigarettes after renewed calls for a law change as aggravated dairy robberies increase and fewer people quit smoking. Tax hikes on cigarettes have prompted just 10 per cent of the smoking population- about 550,000- to quit but retailers are bearing the brunt of the consequences as dairy robberies increase, the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union says.
A new law to control smoking and the sale of tobacco has entered into force in Macao since Monday, the special administrative region’s Health Service Bureau said. The bureau said in its latest announcement that the New Tobacco Control Act enters into force on Jan. 1, 2018 and called for the collaboration and support of Macao residents. The new tobacco control law includes the extension of non-smoking areas, such as all indoor areas except smoking room at the airport and in casinos, and areas 10 meters within the bus stops and taxi stands.
Aw Cheng Wei, The Straights Times
New laws kicking in soon will completely outlaw electronic cigarettes, making it illegal to light up the device even at home. Only the sale, import and distribution of these battery-powered devices are against the law now. There are also no penalties for users of e-cigarettes to smoke the vapour it produces, known as vaping, such as in private spaces.
So that’s another Christmas out of the way, and we sail optimistically into 2018. Hopefully, this year will be particularly good for Australians who have the misfortune of being governed by bovine shitgoblin politicians entirely hypnotised by some of the most extreme trouser-stuffing tobacco controllers in the world. Following the monumental failure of plain packs, e-cigs containing nicotine are still banned Down Under, but pressure is growing.
Zoë Read, Whyy
Beginning Jan. 1, Delawareans who “vape,” or smoke electronic cigarettes, will join smokers of more traditional tobacco products in having to pay a tax on the products. That’s when a new levy on e-juice takes effect — the often flavored liquid containing nicotine used to produce the vapor in e-cigarettes, which have become increasingly popular, especially among young people.
Mawsley, Planet Of The Vapes
Following on last week’s article detailing an impact assessment, this week there’s another Li-ion injury evaluation from Flint, Michigan. In Finland, kids no longer think smoking is cool, although they’re good with Snus. The Indian state of Maharashtra is seeking to totally ban vaping – which will put it at risk of emulating Mexico’s rising smoking rate. Finally, the long arm of the law has nabbed vape vendors in Thailand and a Worthing newsagent.
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Wayne Walker, Medium
It’s quite sad that in today’s world, a new technology can arise and have the potential to eradicate one of the leading killers in today’s society, yet be squandered and pummeled through big money and governmental collusion. The technology I’m talking about is of course, vaping. According to the CDC, smoking claims 6 million deaths worldwide annually, with that figure hitting 8 million by 2020. These are gigantic numbers that somehow don’t quite have the “bite” that other preventable deaths receive like obesity or drug use.
Steve Birr, The Daily Vaper
Smokers attempting to quit in the New Year should turn to vaping, according to a recent study showing the devices increase smokers’ chances of successfully ditching the habit. Researchers from the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina found smokers who are open to trying electronic cigarettes vastly improve their chances of quitting. In the randomized study, published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention in December, researchers gave 46 smokers a vaping device for three weeks without additional instructions or requirements for use, in order to create a more natural setting to evaluate the role vaping plays in smoking cessation, reports The American Journal of Managed Care.
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Key issues surrounding the health impacts of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and other sources of nicotine
Wiley Online Library
Over the last decade, the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), including the electronic cigarette or e-cigarette, has grown rapidly. More youth now use ENDS than any tobacco product. This extensive research review shows that there are scientifically sound, sometimes competing arguments about ENDS that are not immediately and/or completely resolvable. However, the preponderance of the scientific evidence to date suggests that current-generation ENDS products are demonstrably less harmful than combustible tobacco products such as conventional cigarettes in several key ways, including by generating far lower levels of carcinogens and other toxic compounds than combustible products or those that contain tobacco.
The “Lone Wolf” Graphic Arts Technologist
What will be shown here is that a careful reading of the “Deeming Regs” reveals a totally ambiguous, illogical and poorly thought out attempt to define something which is quite technical, detailed and scientific, that is, what an e-cigarette is and does, with vague colloquialisms, pseudo science, and descriptions that are so poorly written and unclear that they include most of the human activities on the planet.