In the News 10th March
Tuesdays News at a glance:
What has NNA been up to? … Vaping Advocates – Now Is Our Time … New research reveals 27 new deadly hazards from e-cigarettes … A Public Workshop – Electronic Cigarettes and the Public Health … Large-Scale Surveys Show That Between 3.2 and 4.3 Million Vapers No Longer Regularly Smoke Cigarettes … A cigarette that could actually save lives … Nicotine Science and Policy – Daily Digest – Tue, 10 March 2015
It’s been a busy year for NNA already – in addition to finally receiving charitable status after a year of trying we have been quite literally all over the place trying to spread the message about tobacco harm reduction and in particular vaping as a harm reduction strategy. Here is a brief round up of the year so far, and what we have coming up….
Over the coming weeks in the run-up to the 2015 General Election, we are going to have a massive opportunity to corner those (sometimes) elusive Parliamentary Candidates and get their views on the subject of eCigarettes.
They are all going to be knocking on our doors. This means for perhaps the only time, they will be coming to see US !!
Following on the headline-producing success of recent scaremongering research on e-cigarettes, a flurry of new studies have been produced. A spokesman for the U.S. Fooling and Dramatizing Agency remarked, “we thought it was great when someone figured out that if you cook e-cigarette liquid up to welding temperatures that it produced lots of formaldehyde. So we thought, hey, we have billions of dollars to support that kind of research, so what else can we fund?” The answer was, indeed, impressive….
From Bill Godshall:-
“I presented the following testimony during the public comment period of FDA’s e-cigarette workshop, where FDA invited more than two dozen DHHS funded FDA deeming regulation proponents, seven tobacco industry scientists, and only several tobacco harm reduction advocates to present about vapor products and public health.”
Two large-scale surveys presented during the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco reported that there are now around 15-21 million vapers in the United States, 3.2-4.3 millions of which no longer regularly smoke cigarettes.
There was a lot of research presented at the 2015 SRNT meeting, at the end of February, but two particular surveys on the tobacco use pattern among adult e-cigarette users were particularly interesting reads….
ELECTRONIC cigarettes may be the greatest tool in the fight against lung cancer that the world has ever seen. They’re cheap, convenient and they’re helping smokers everywhere to quit.
And the best part about this health solution? It doesn’t involve government.
Demands for governments to identify and solve problems are a recipe for disaster. They lead to higher taxes and less freedom. A cure administered by the nanny state is worse than the disease….