Wednesday’s News at a glance:
E-Cigarettes Could the Save the Lives of Millions of Smokers. Why Aren’t We Talking About It? ~ Glantz Attacked ~ IQOS system now available in stores across the UAE ~ Up in smoke: Tobacco firms feel burn of disruption ~ Ban on Vaping in Delhi will have Adverse Effects – Association of Vapers India ~ Smoke-Free GB ~ FDA Is Not Magic ~ FDA Teen Anti-Vaping Campaign is Magically Deceptive ~ FDA Cherry Picks Science in “Magic” Anti-Vaping Campaign ~ Tobacco Harm Reduction 101: A Guidebook for Policymakers ~ Snippet | Dr. Raymond Niaura Talks Youth Vaping ‘Epidemic’ ~ Tobacco prohibition ~ Young adult dual combusted cigarette and e-cigarette user ~ The vape of things to come ~ Should you recommend vaping to your smokers? ~ Facebook, Instagram is age-restricting alcohol, tobacco content
Steve Pociask, Town Hall
E-cigarettes have been getting a lot of bad press lately. The leading manufacturer in the US, Juul, is under investigation for marketing to minors. Now the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee has scheduled a hearing for July 24.
Dave Cross, Planet Of The Vapes
Vaping is so dangerous that people’s hearts are giving out up to ten years before they start using electronic cigarettes. Thankfully, the world has University of California San Francisco’s Stanton Glantz to warn everyone about the pernicious dangers of vaping in not one but two research papers. Brad Rodu, University of Louisville, has asked the Journal of the American Heart Association to retract Glantz’ study because (in our words) it’s absolute nonsense.
, Esquire Middle East
Marlboro producer Philip Morris International (PMI) has officially unveiled its smoke-free IQOS product in the UAE, and later the GCC.
The electronic device which PMI says is “potentially less harmful” than cigarettes, is designed to heat tobacco without burning it, and thereby releasing nicotine-containing vapour. According to the brand, IQOS features 90-95 per cent lower levels of toxicants compared to traditional cigarette smoke.
Alex Tedder, City A.M.
Disruption, whether as a result of new technology, stricter regulations or changing consumer habits, is affecting all sectors of the global economy, as we discussed here.
It’s the new normal and the question is no longer which areas are affected; the question now is to what extent they are affected.
ANI, Business Standard
A recent survey has found one of every three persons in the age group of 15-50 years in Delhi-NCR is addicted to smoking and, more alarmingly, a majority of those aged between 20 and 30 are smokers.
Advocates for reducing harm to tobacco users say in this dire situation the Delhi government should look to expand options to wean smokers away from the deadly habit and a ban on less harmful alternatives like e-cigarettes will deepen the tobacco health crisis.
Two more from Dave Cross, Planet Of The Vapes
The government has announced its plans to eliminate smoking by 2030 in a new Green Paper, leaked to the media this week. What often goes unreported is that the previous target was to achieve a smoke-free country by 2025.
The American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched a new part of its “The Real Cost” youth e-cigarette prevention campaign, marking one year of stupidity, with a British magician. Announcing the first e-cigarette prevention TV adverts, the FDA claims the ads will educate children about the dangers of e-cigarette use. The adverts feature British YouTube magician Julius Dein.
Jim McDonald, Vaping 360
If you thought the FDA’s The Real Cost campaign could only improve after last year’s buggy launch, you were wrong. The second edition is more low-key than the first, but the messaging has sunk to a new low.
On July 22, the US Food and Drug Administration announced the launch of two new videos promoting the message that vaping is a “gateway” to smoking. It’s part of the agency’s ongoing youth-vaping prevention campaign, “The Real Cost,” that has repeatedly leaned on fear-mongering.
In the ads, which you can watch above or here, British street magician Julius Dein makes a teen’s vape disappear, replacing it with combustible cigarettes.
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Lindsey Stroud, The Heartland Institute
For years, The Heartland Institute has promoted the use of electronic cigarettes and vaping devices as tools for tobacco harm reduction (THR). On several occasions, Heartland experts have provided testimony and analysis for policymakers on the merits of these effective THR tools.
Unfortunately, policy makers continue to pass burdensome regulations and excessive taxes on vaping products. Even worse, some states are considering prohibiting these devices, even for adults.
Brent Stafford, Regulator Watch
It took many months before public health researchers, or members of the public could see the data used by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the United States Surgeon General to raise alarm over the so-called epidemic of teen vaping.
Christopher Snowdon, Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
It took Theresa May to resign as prime minister for us to discover what lies behind that inscrutable mask. For three years, political pundits wondered what she really believes in. In the dying days of her administration, we found out – and it is not pretty.
Young adult dual combusted cigarette and e-cigarette users’ anticipated responses to hypothetical e-cigarette market restrictions.
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this exploratory study was to assess young adult dual e-cigarette (EC) and combusted cigarette (CC) users’ anticipated responses to hypothetical market restrictions regarding key EC characteristics.
Ruth Scammell, In A Pub
We all know what a devastating effect the smoking ban had on the pub trade but in recent years, vaping has become increasingly popular. So, is it time to welcome the puffers back in from the cold?
There are no laws prohibiting vaping in pubs and it’s down to the discretion of the individual owner. Whether a publican chooses to allow vaping is up to them.
Colin Mendelsohn, The Medical Republic
The recent Australian Burden of Disease Study shows that smoking is still the largest cause of death and disease in our patients. This is not surprising, since smoking rates have not fallen significantly over the last six years. As GPs, we need to consider additional new strategies to help smokers quit, such as vaping.
There are a few changes coming to Facebook and Instagram.
Starting Wednesday, anyone younger than 18 years of age will not be able to see anything about alcohol, tobacco or e-cigarettes on either platform.