In the News 15th June


Mondays News at a glance:

Health Nuts or Nutty Health? – Is It Just Me, or Have Anti-Tobacco Activists Completely Lost Sight of the Goal? – Community Service – Assessing the potential impact of unintended consequences of a vaping ban in Wales – NCSCT: E-cigarettes – Who is the most influential Vaper? – Another Post about Diacetyl – Nicotine Science and Policy – Daily Digest

Health Nuts or Nutty Health?

Facts Do Matter:

Todays muppet of choice is also releasing a book and for the last six hours, his timeline is filled with the most ridiculous anti-vaping stories he can find. I have no idea if these two are prime examples of the health industry or if they are just prime examples of complete and utter idiocy…..

Is It Just Me…

Or Have Anti-Tobacco Activists Completely Lost Sight of the Goal? – Michael Siegel

“On World No-Tobacco Day, the state Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave anti-tobacco activists a gift by making sales of e-cigarettes illegal in Maharashtra. The move may not have been made primarily for public health, but activists are happy nonetheless. Last week, state FDA issued show cause notice to importers and sellers of e-cigarettes on the grounds that the product was being sold without proper permissions from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI)…..”


Community Service

Facts Do Matter:

At last count, 1,373 signatures on the campaign started by the Welsh Liberal Democrats. This is not a campaign to raise funds for research, it is a campaign to let those with more power than sense know how very wrong they are. Yet only 1,373 seem to care enough to sign it….

Assessing the potential impact

Of unintended consequences of a vaping ban in Wales – ECITA

If a public place ban is brought in, and this results in 10% of these people either relapsing to smoking or becoming dual users (given that in workplaces and social venues such as pubs, there will no longer be a convenience benefit to using e-cigs instead of smoking), we can make a few assumptions, and calculate the potential cost….

NCSCT: E-cigarettes

The pace of technological developments of electronic cigarettes, and the rate at which research into them is being published, means that this is a rapidly evolving area….



Who is the most influential Vaper?

The Vaping Militia:

Some will say that Phil, Dimitri, Nick, Rip or Twisted are the most influential vapers.  Every year a website does exhaustive polling and interviews to figure it out.

They get it wrong every year….

Another Post about Diacetyl

One Vaper’s Path:

Diacetyl (IUPAC systematic name: butanedione or butane-2,3-dione) is an organic compound with the chemical formula (CH3CO)2. It is a volatile, yellow/green liquid with an intensely buttery flavor. It is avicinal diketone (two C=O groups, side-by-side) with the molecular formula C4H6O2. Diacetyl occurs naturally in alcoholic beverages and is added to some foods to impart its buttery flavor….

Nicotine Science and Policy – Daily Digest


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