In the News 18th March
Wednesdays News at a glance:
Electronic cigarette use and harm reversal: emerging evidence in the lung .. Meanwhile in Denmark… Nicotine Science and Policy – Daily Digest – Wed, 18 March 2015 .. Norwegian Union of Vapers demands to be heard! Help needed! .. Can Ecigarettes Save Lives? Short Documentary style Video
Electronic cigarettes (ECs) have been rapidly gaining ground on conventional cigarettes due to their efficiency in ceasing or reducing tobacco consumption, competitive prices, and the perception of them being a much less harmful smoking alternative. Direct confirmation that long-term EC use leads to reductions in smoking-related diseases is not available and it will take a few decades before the tobacco harm reduction potential of this products is firmly established….
Now of course you cannot put a price on human life, and in Norway is one of the richest countries in the world so we should just pay up, right? Or should we? I’m not going to answer that cause I don’t feel I have enough knowledge on it but what I noticed, and the reason I mention this case here, is that this don’t seem to be about the price alone….
There is a lot of good work going on in the Norwegian Union of Vapers (NDS) at the moment. There are poster designs coming up, business cards being printed, fund raising and a lot of good work towards the media going on. Also an open letter to the Norwegian Minister of Health, Bent Høie, has been written and a petition to sign this letter is available here. NDS is currently working on getting this on print in some of the major Norwegian newspapers, and it will be then be delivered to the Minister of Health.