In the News 31st July
Fridays News at a glance:
Double Standard: E-Cigarettes Vs. Medical Marijuana – Big Stir Down Under – Vapers in Power Call to Action – What makes a Vaping Advocate? – As E-Cig Sales Growth Slows, Big Tobacco Gains – Opportunity for Prevention by Understanding Reduced Risk Nicotine Products – Researchers develop evidence-based model that can predict amount of nicotine released from e-cigarette – Nicotine Science and Policy – Daily Digest
E-Cigarettes Vs. Medical Marijuana – Sally Satel
Did you read about the new review paper on medical marijuana published in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association? In case you missed it, the paper gave a less-than-ringing endorsement of marijuana’s therapeutic benefits….
Mawsley – POTV
Planet of the Vapes has covered the growing move to allow American and British prisoners to vape while serving time. The benefits are a more stable prison population and lower costs combined with a profit generating mechanism. Australia, with its backwards approach to electronic cigarettes, would rather their tax payers fund expensive and flawed NRT programs. The outcome has been all too predictable….
There are so many aspects to the cause both for and against vaping. Societal, technological, scientific, ideological, and fanatical. There are proponents of vaping advocates that simply have an intense belief, or faith in the product which can be born out of a positive personal experience or simply because the person has experienced the other side and has seen what happens without vaping….
Three ways to support vaping this week:
1. The Scottish consultation (which is about how ecigs should be sold in Scotland) ends on Wednesday 5th August. The easy way to participate is here: http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/HealthScotlandBill/ The thorough way is here: http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/91073.aspx .
2. The New Nicotine Alliance (http://nnalliance.org/), stalwart defenders of our right to vape in the way we see fit, are selling wristbands to partly cover some of their travelling expenses. A pretty natty Vapefest accessory: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NNA-Charity-Wristband-/161776199162
3. Last Friday, the Policy and Public Affairs officer of the Welsh NHS Confederation (http://www.nhsconfed.org/regions-and-eu/welsh-nhs-confederation) published this article: http://www.clickonwales.org/2015/07/a-welcome-step-forward-for-public-health/. It repeats the tired old tropes of the ANTZ, along with some far-out claims. We think that if they got some emails from vapers (to firstname.lastname@example.org), or tweets (@WelshConfed) POLITELY expressing an alternative, personal view, it might back up some of the excellent comments raised on the article.
The convenience store survey by Wells Fargo analyst Bonnie Herzog indicates second quarter volumes of combustible cigarettes grew 0.2% as competition remains stable, and growth in the vapor category moderated. Coupled with the ability of cigarette manufacturers to realize a strong 6% net price realization, you have a prescription for a “robust” environment….
by Understanding Reduced Risk Nicotine Products – Vitality Institute
“…If people cannot stop smoking and smoke mainly to obtain nicotine there is no reason why cigarettes should not be made which allow them to have their nicotine without having it contaminated by excessive amounts of tar and CO.” –MICHAEL RUSSELL, BMJ 1975
That can predict amount of nicotine released from e-cigarettes
Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center researchers at the VCU Center for the Study of Tobacco Products (CSTP) have developed the first ever, evidence-based model that can predict with up to 90 percent accuracy the amount of nicotine emitted by an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette). The study was published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research.