In the News 30th September


Wednesdays News at a glance:

European Court of Justice (CJEU) and what will happen on the 1st October – October: Is it “Stoptober”, “Swaptober”, “Neither” or “Both”? – Lifestyle Choices – Vacation Vaper-Spotting With Simple Simon – I went to a vape conference to mock it—then the vapers changed my mind – Funny goings on in our own backyard…. – As Youth Smoking Rates Continue to Plummet, Anti-Smoking Advocates Continue to Claim E-Cigarettes are a Gateway to Youth Smoking – Bee Harming Vaping Environment – How Will E-Cigarettes Affect Big Tobacco? – How new rules could kill the vaping boom – Nicotine Science and Policy – Daily Digest – Wed, 30 September 2015

European Court of Justice (CJEU)

And what will happen on the 1st October – Totally Wicked

The European Court of Justice (CJEU) was established in 1952, and has the role of interpreting EU law to make sure it is applied in the same way in all EU countries. It also settles legal disputes between national governments and EU institutions.

The CJEU can, in certain circumstances, be used by individuals, companies or organizations to take action against an EU institution if they feel it has somehow infringed their rights. This is what Totally Wicked is doing….

October: Is it…

“Stoptober”, “Swaptober”, “Neither” or “Both”? – Facts Do Matter

This is going to be a first. Normally, my posts (with one exception so far) are written entirely by me and me alone. They reflect my thoughts, feelings and opinions on the variety of subjects, points of view and “science” surrounding the topic of vaping. This time, I’ve enlisted the aid of a few other advocates and vapers to help me compile this post, as I feel this is actually a pretty big topic for just one person to cover. So, without any further ado let’s get started….

TW Article20 Legal Challenge petition handover

Vacation Vaper-Spotting With Simple Simon

More Genius from Dick Puddlecote

My wife and I spent many hours every day walking around Paris (six days), Lyon (two), the Corsican towns of Bonifacio, Ajaccio and Calvi (eight days), Nice (one), Barcelona (two) and Madrid (four). We agreed to compete in spotting the highest number of people vaping, with the incentive for the daily winner being to pick where we’d eat that night. We also looked out for shops selling e-cigarettes. All sightings had to be called as they occurred, not just a winning number announced at the end of the day…

Lifestyle Choices

E-Cigarette Politics – Rolygate

Lifestyle is the new domain for the Public Health industry, now that the original purpose for their existence – mass disease – no longer exists in the West. But do people actually want to live artificially extended lives with a prolonged and often suboptimal old age? The answer appears, on average, to be no: they prefer quality of life to quantity….

I went to a vape conference to mock it—

Then the vapers changed my mind – Jené Gutierrez – Daily Dot

As the name suggests, VapeBlast is an annual event that revolves around the vaping industry. For the uninitiated, vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the vapor produced by heating a propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin-based liquid, mixed with small amounts of nicotine and/or food-grade flavoring, using a small battery powered atomizer, commonly known as an e-cigarette or vaporizer. …

Funny goings on in our own backyard….

Lancashires Anti E-Cig Advert – Totally Wicked

Someone in Lancashire County Council has decided to scare the residents of Lancashire with anti-e-cigs adverts, both on the radio and in print.

Lancashire is pretty much the e-cig heartland of the UK… so I guess if you want to diss’ e-cigs – Lancashire is a good place to start…

As Youth Smoking Rates Continue to Plummet

Anti-Smoking Advocates Continue to Claim E-Cigarettes are a Gateway to Youth Smoking – The Rest of the Story

The rest of the story is that the claims of anti-smoking advocates are simply not supported by the available data. If e-cigarette experimentation were a significant gateway to youth smoking, or if vaping normalized smoking, we would not expect to see youth smoking plummeting in the past two years, dropping to its lowest historic levels, at the same time as e-cigarette use among youth has tripled…

Bee Harming Vaping Environment

Mawsley – Planet of the Vapes

The Sacramento Bee still labours under the wrongful impression that it is “a newspaper that serves the needs of its community without becoming subservient to the whims of public opinion or the pressures of the powerful.” It’s history of vaping coverage has been one of disinformation, fear and a lick-spittle for the Californian Department of Public Health. It has used its editorial page to launch yet another attack on electronic cigarettes. ..

Endgame proposals and a wake-up call to the tobacco-control community

Joel Nitzkin – R Street

The McDaniel paper lists 16 endgame proposals, 14 of which consist of partial or total bans on aspects of the manufacture or sale of non-pharmaceutical nicotine delivery products. Only two – one referencing e-cigarettes and another “advantage cleaner nicotine products over combustibles” – make any reference to tobacco-industry participation in pursuit of tobacco-control objectives. Both are discouraged as unproven and impractical, despite substantial scientific evidence to the contrary….

How Will E-Cigarettes Affect Big Tobacco?

As people increasingly become aware of the health risks and costs involved in smoking cigarettes, some smokers are switching over to e-cigarettes. The health risks of cigarette smoking have been well-publicized by governments for decades, with the U.S Surgeon General having issued a report on the risks back in 1964. Nowadays, all cigarette packages must carry warnings about the risks that smoking poses…..

How new rules could kill the vaping boom

If proposed FDA rules are finalized, as expected, most vaping shops will not survive, many say.

When Randy Freer was trying to quit smoking, he wanted to try vaping—battery-operated devices that deliver nicotine by vaporizing liquids. (Some ex-smokers find the combo of the flavors and the ability to dial down the nicotine helps them quit.) But Freer found he couldn’t keep a supply of the vaporizers he liked—they were always out of stock….

Nicotine Science and Policy – Daily Digest


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