In the News 19th March
Thursdays News at a glance:
Ecigs. Our right not to smoke Tobacco … The plain packs cottage industry … La Contestation … Call Clegg: Live On LBC … Tobacco harm reduction, e-cigarettes, and e-cigarette use … I Don’t Like E-Cigarettes … Global Forum on Nicotine … E-cigarette research: temperature of evaporation … Nicotine Science and Policy – Daily Digest – Thu, 19 March 2015
An update from Vince and why he still needs your help:
I finally have an update to provide. The prosecution filed their response to the appeal on the 16/02. I read through it and frankly I was dismayed. I am not a lawyer and reading through it I thought, “Oh no, did we get it wrong? Are we doomed to lose the case?”
It’s a small world, the plain packaging research community isn’t it? One might almost call it a closed shop of like-minded activist-researchers. Melanie Wakefield, in particular, has been fighting to get cigarettes in plain packs for over a decade. Lord knows how many research grants she has pulled in over the years, but she’s going to look pretty silly if people notice it’s not working, hence today’s release….
Challenge Article 20 released in French
Nous sommes peut-être les initiateurs de cette contestation, mais nous espérons que tous les vapoteurs et toute l´industrie de la cigarette électronique la soutiendront. Nous souhaitons que ce soit notre contestation, celle des vapoteurs, celle de l´industrie de la cigarette et du liquide électroniques , car si la Directive sur les Produits du Tabac est mise en place dans sa forme actuelle nous serons tous perdants….
Nick Morris discusses E-Cigs with the Deputy PM live on air this morning. Starts 30mins 25secs in
For a seminar at the U.S. Senate offices today (which also featured Gregory Conley and CASAA’s Igor Burstyn), I prepared a handout that I think is the best way to give an overview of what the title describes.
If you know someone who doesn’t… Point them here!
So, maybe you have a bad, negative, or stereotypical opinion on e-cigarettes. Maybe, like many, you think they are just liquified tobacco in an electronic stick, emitting the same harmful chemicals and carcinogens as regular cigarettes. Perhaps you just don’t like seeing those clouds of “smoke” a person using an e-cigarette plumes out. As the title of this article says “I don’t like e-cigarettes”, well, if that’s you saying this, you might be surprised to find out almost everything you thought about e-cigarettes could actually be false….
Registration is now open
Following the success of the inaugural event last year, the second Global Forum on Nicotine will be held at the Marriott Hotel, in Warsaw, on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th June 2015….
Update from Dr Farsalinos:
We would like to announce that all studies associated with temperature evaluation are progressing at a satisfactory pace. We are currently assessing the temperatures associated with dry puff conditions, by recruiting experienced vapers who are asked to use atomizers at different power levels and report the generation of dry puffs while the temperature of evaporation is measured. …