In the News 14th Jan 15


Todays round up of what’s in the news from the interweb!

M.O.V.E  Needs Doctors, Scientist and Health Professionals. Formaldahyde vs Fact. A Lesson in Manners from Lorien. A look at Fergus Masons new website. NSP Daily Digest

Medical Organisations supporting Vaping and Electronic cigarettes

This needs as many Doctors/Scientists/Health professionals as possible to sign this ….YOUR part is to make them aware of this campaign by whatever means possible e-mail,Facebook etc and ask them to sign the declaration.

 As physicians and health professionals we see everyday patients who are severely affected by tobacco smoking, many of whom will eventually die or have their health severely affected despite our help and advice. Tobacco smoking remains the most serious public health issue in the world.


Formaldehype vs. Fact: Levels Are Far Lower in E-Cigarettes Than In Cigarettes

Publishing a scientific report showing low formaldehyde levels and then publicizing an unsubstantiated claim of 10-fold carcinogenicity is irresponsible.  The announcement was rightfully condemned by e-cigarette expert Konstantinos Farsilanos in his research blog (here).

The unvalidated claim undercuts legitimate science and sends smokers a horrific message: keep lighting up, because e-cigarettes are more dangerous.

A Lesson In Manners.

Come in and sit down please.  Mister Furlow this is not the place for chewing gum; in my bin please then sit! Settle down at the back there, I know we are not long back from the holidays but it is straight into work mode. Now, I thought today we could talk about internet safety. There has been a lot in the news lately about how people behave online. Can anyone give me an example please? No shouting out, Fergus, and I do not expect to hear that kind of language! Yes, thank you Stefan, trolling. That is exactly what I wanted to look at today….

The Rogue’s Gallery

A sample from Fergus Masons excellent new website

Now VMS is a wonderful person and we all love her dearly, but basically she’s a tattooed redneck who eats roadkill and drinks moonshine in church. I on the other hand am a sophisticated, urbane British writer who never everever uses bad language. So welcome to my completely different and not at all nasty list of the morons who have attacked, misrepresented or harmed vaping, which won’t use words like “asshats”. Much.

Anyway, here goes. Let’s start with the three arsemen of the crapocalypse….


Nicotine Science and Policy – Daily Digest – Wed, 14 January 2015

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