In the News 28th October
Wednesdays News at a glance:
Why smoking bans matter to vapers – E-Cig bans on minors lead to higher smoking rates – Vaping Will Be Gone – Is Vaping Revitalising the UK’s Shisha Bars? – 120 doctors are calling for the electronic cigarette – The E-Research Foundation – Nicotine Science and Policy – Daily Digest – Wed, 28 October 2015
Action on Consumer Choice
At the launch last week of a new report by the Manifesto Club and Forest, Smoked Out: the hyper-regulation of smoking in outdoor public places, a discussion on the indoor smoking ban proved a reminder of why users of e-cigs should be fearful of any extension of smoking bans.
As a member of the audience pointed out, pubs have been banning vapers. This seems illogical as vaping is a way of enjoying nicotine legally indoors. But because of the way the smoking ban was implemented, criminalising not just smokers but anyone deemed to have permitted smoking, pubs have erred on the side of caution in banning vapers too….
Eli Lehrer – RStreet
The only organized opposition to some state-level youth-sales bans has come, indeed, from anti-smoking groups that are suspicious of big tobacco’s support for them and want legislatures to pass other regulations or taxes at the same time.
That’s why it’s interesting and perhaps a bit distressing to note a new paper accepted by the Journal of Health Economics (but not yet formally published) and written by Yale University’s Abigail S. Friedman. The paper, dense with economic jargon and regression analysis, comes to a shocking conclusion: “bans on e-cigarette sales to minors yield a statistically significant 0.9 point increase in the recent smoking rate among 12 to 17 year olds.”
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D.E Brown – NewsWire
When the smoking ban was introduced to the UK in 2007, many pubs and clubs reported big downturns in business as smoker customers stayed away. But for shisha bars, the impact was much worse. More than 800 were forced to close as the law, which made any smoking within an enclosed space illegal, came into effect, according to the National Association of Shisha Bar Owners.
Since so many of shisha bars affected were small-scale establishments in buildings with little to no outside space, it became effectively illegal for them to continue trading….
From France – Via Google Translate
120 health professionals, physicians, pulmonologists, tabacologues, addictologists and oncologists, launched a “call for reducing the risks of smoking” supporting the electronic cigarette. For Dr Philippe Presles SOS addictions at the initiative of the call, “for over 10 years that the electronic cigarette is we’re sick to death zero and zero.”…
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