Wednesday’s News at a glance:
Vaping risk compared to smoking: challenging a false and dangerous claim by Professor Stanton Glantz ~ New review suggests normal use of electronic cigarettes is unlikely to raise significant health concerns ~ More Americans Quit Smoking with Assist from E-Cigarettes ~ Fact Check: Did Vaping Cause a Man’s Collapsed Lung? ~ Those Profiting off the Vaping Epidemic Should Pay to Stop It ~ New analysis finds link between vaping and cannabis use in teens, young adults ~ Why We Vape – Fig Ramsey ~ Vaping bans are harmful, it’s official ~ E-cigarettes threaten existence of Indonesia’s tobacco farmers says head of tobacco farmers association ~ Chancing It ~ Seizing Opportunities ~ Land Of The Free ~ Health Concerns Unlikely ~ The Guardian of Misinformation BAT launches liquid-type e-cigarette Glo Sens in Korea
challenging a false and dangerous claim by Professor Stanton Glantz
Clive Bates, The Counterfactual
In this blog, I examine an extraordinary claim by Professor Stanton Glantz of the University of California at San Francisco. Professor Glantz claims that the US public is right to believe that vaping is as harmful as smoking and that science is now catching up with public opinion.
This claim is profoundly and dangerously false, and it demands a challenge. Professor Glantz makes his claim in a commentary in response to a substantive paper on perceptions of the relative risk of smoking and vaping.
of electronic cigarettes is unlikely to raise significant health concerns
Edex Live, The New Indian Express
Smokers should be confident that vaping with e-cigarettes is much less harmful to the lungs than smoking cigarettes, according to a new review of the relevant science. A new article published in the Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine journal contends that there is growing evidence showing that electronic cigarette (EC) emission aerosols are relatively safe compared to tobacco smoke.
The Progressive Policy Institute
Electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes offer the most effective means currently available for reducing cigarette smoking, according to economist Rob Shapiro, President of Sonecon, in a new analysis for the Progressive Policy Institute.
Center for Disease Control data show that cigarette smoking by Americans declined steadily from the mid-1960s to around 2005, when this progress slowed. Yet, from 2013 to 2017, the rate at which Americans use of e-cigarettes accelerated sharply.
Jim McDonald, Vaping 360
People can post anything on social media, and separating what is real from what isn’t can be a lot of work. Of course, by the time you do some research and discover that the post you saw 10 minutes ago is nonsense, it may already have been shared and reshared around the world.
Paul Gross, The New Republic
“Why are there toilets in the Juul room?” read the caption of a Snapchat photo showing two urinals. I’m a senior in college, and that question made me feel old. Back in my day, cigarette smoke didn’t smell like “crème brûlée” or “cool cucumber.” I couldn’t ditch my girlfriend for Juulia. And bathrooms were reserved for scrolling through Facebook on your iPhone. But now almost 40 percent of twelfth-graders vape, and I’m the old guy asking his grandkid for help with “the Google.” When I was in high school, cigarettes weren’t cool. How has it taken longer for me to get a college degree than it has for a whole generation to get addicted to nicotine?
New Nicotine Alliance
For a long time now, the NNA has warned that bans on vaping in public and private places are harmful to the success that use of safer nicotine products can provide for the benefit of the public’s health.
It’s simple logic. The UK smoking ban in 2007 was designed by public health advocates to send a message that second-hand smoke is harmful to bystanders, and the same organisations have since sought to emphasise the threat of exposure at every opportunity. The result is that the wider public now believe that they can be harmed by smokers and, in turn, smokers believe that they are not only harming those around them, but also many now have adopted an acute belief that their habit is not doing them any good.
of Indonesia’s tobacco farmers says head of tobacco farmers association
The Indonesian government has come around on the subject of electronic cigarettes in a big way over the last few years. After attempting to ban the import of e-cigarette devices in 2015, the government reversed course and just recently the country saw the entry of the world’s biggest producer of e-cigarettes, Juul, into the domestic market.
Given the county’s disturbingly high percentage of smokers and related diseases, many Indonesians have embraced e-cigarettes and vapes as a relatively safer alternative to traditional cigarettes. But one group that isn’t happy about the rise of e-cigarettes are Indonesia’s tobacco farmers.
FIVE from Dave Cross, Planet Of The Vapes
It seems like only yesterday Luka Kinard claimed his JUUL addiction was causing all kinds of problems that would otherwise be explained by puberty. Now Chance Ammirata is saying they caused his lung to collapse. The cranks at Parents Against Vaping claim to support vaping for adults but are co-running a petition to “end” ecigs.
The American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a call for money seekers and ambulance chasers to submit self-diagnosed reports of vape-related seizures. It says it has to act following has 127 reports of neurological events following e-cigarette use. At no point does it note that this seems to be an entirely American phenomenon.
America is rapidly becoming the ‘land of the free to snoop on your kids in a wildly authoritarian manner’ as Any Lab Test Now launches its lab testing service to parents. While Americans have the right to be as offensive as they like in the name of free speech, such freedoms are curtailed when it comes to thinking about the kids.
Research conducted at CoEHAR, the Centre of International Excellence for the Reduction of Smoking Damage, looked at the risk profile of vaping. The team, led by Doctor Ricardo Polosa, concluded that as long as ecigs are used ‘normally’ they are unlikely to raise significant health concerns.
“Can we stop America’s teen vaping epidemic arriving in Britain?”, asks the Guardian’s Amelia Tait, a writer who usually specialises in the vapidity of beauty scheme cults, MeToo hummus and social media ‘celebrities’. Newsflash: We already did…and there isn’t one in the USA either.
North Korea Herald
British American Tobacco on Aug. 13 launched new liquid-type e-cigarette Glo Sens here as its first market, to boost its sales in South Korea, which is currently dominated by local tobacco giant KT&G and global firm Philip Morris.
“BAT has been investing heavily in the research and development sector to introduce an alternative and innovative new product,” BAT Korea CEO Kim Eui-sung said in a statement.
A look back at how things have moved on or otherwise….
The Food and Drug Administration is now on the wrong side of a new anti-vaping campaign. Instead of helping teens reject using tobacco or e-cigarettes, the new FDA plan would end up discouraging people from quitting cigarette smoking — an outcome no one wants.
Where did the FDA go so wrong? During hearings before Congress, the newly appointed commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Scott Gottlieb, declared that “…as a physician and a cancer-survivor I’m not going to countenance a rise in adolescent smoking rates in this country under my watch.”
Richard Craver, Winston-Salem Journal
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is preparing to walk a regulatory and marketing tightrope when it comes to youths and electronic cigarettes.
This fall, the agency will roll out an online extension of its “The Real Cost” public-health campaign.
The goal: emphasizing the risks it believes youths face when using e-cigs, vaporizers and other electronic nicotine delivery products, or, more simply, ENDS.