In the News 24th Feb
Tuesdays News at a glance –
Respiratory harm reversal seen in asthmatic smokers on e-cigarettes … When vaping is outlawed only outlaws will vape … Tobacco industry waged ‘David and Goliath’ campaign against EU … A Polite Fiction Debunked By E-Cigs … Outdoor smoking bans? Let battle commence … Nicotine Science and Policy – Daily Digest – Tue, 24 February 2015 … Tobacco giant to launch nicotine inhaler designed to help smokers stub out their habit
Something very positive for a change!
“Electronic cigarette use improves respiratory physiology and subjective asthma outcomes in asthmatic smokers. E-cigarettes are a safer alternative to conventional cigarettes in this vulnerable population,” Dr. Cristina Russo declared at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology….
Originally published in May ’14 but still very relevant and updated by Beki Jane
Currently the e cigarettes that vapers use to successfully switch are diverse, customisable and can be tailored to individual needs. There are many flavours, strengths and types of e liquid, and contrary to the belief of some dissenting voices, these are being purchased and used by adult vapers. These products are the ones that have produced the positive results in smoking cessation statistics, and very few negatives in uptake amongst non-smokers of all ages. However maligned the products are, however negatively the marketing of them is misconstrued, the products on the market today are working…..
Lobbying – The tip of the Iceberg
Lead author Silvy Peeters, of the Tobacco Control Research Group at the University of Bath, said: “The study documents a massive and underhand lobby to subvert the democratic process. The tobacco industry hijacked the public consultation and used numerous third parties to lobby on their behalf….
Puddlecote Towers on top form
The evidence that e-cigarettes cause significant harm to users, much less to bystanders, is weak to non-existent. The county’s case against them is that they sort of look like smoking. Vaping indoors, says the Board of Health for Multnomah County, “threatens to undermine compliance with smoking regulations and reverse the progress that has been made in establishing a social norm that smoking is not permitted in public places and places of employment.”
Simon Clark – Taking Liberties:
With smokers now a fifth of the adult population it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to deduce that opinion polls will favour the views of the non-smoking majority most of whom won’t care that strongly but, if pushed, will probably opt for a ban.
That alone would justify the term “tyranny of the majority” but my guess is that “enough people” will be tens rather than hundreds or even thousands of people….
A spokeswoman for Nicoventures told Mirror Online: “The work towards full scale-up continues and until it has been completed we will not be able to confirm timing, but we will be launching Voke as soon as we can.”
It is understood that Voke could one day be prescribed as a way to give up smoking.
The device is different from e-cigarettes, which work by heating liquid to produce cloud of nicotine-rich vapour….