In the News 3rd Feb
Tuesdays News at a glance.
So your teenager is vaping e-cigarettes – should you worry? – Ireland Call To Action! – The John Crown Affair – Vaping in a Brewery! – World Health Organization’s advice based on weak evidence –
E-cigarettes and other vaping products are on track to out-sell cigarettes by the end of 2023. And more and more young people are trying e-cigarettes. So what do you need to know about them? Are they less harmful than using cigarettes or other burned tobacco products….?
The propaganda war has reached the Republic of Ireland. Despite Ireland being a part of the European Union where the illegal document known as the Tobacco Products Directive was revised behind closed doors in breach of EU law, Senators Averil Power and Prof John Crown saw fit to introduce a Bill to over regulate ecigs there beyond the TPD which is meant to go into effect next year….
I have the highest regard for John Crown…..…. as an oncologist.
I believe he is one of the best in the country and should I ever be unfortunate enough to require the services of an oncologist, he would be my first choice.
I draw the line there though.
While it’s exhilarating being involved in vaping activism in the UK, it can also be deeply frustrating. The vaping community has such a wealth of passionate, talented and creative people that we should be able to move mountains. In reality we would be hard pushed to organise the proverbial in a brewery. Why can’t we vapers get our act together?
In the confusing and fast-changing world of medicine, few voices carry as much weight as that of the World Health Organization.
But a new, Canadian-led analysis takes a poke at that reputation, concluding the UN agency often makes strong recommendations on how to treat or prevent illness based on weak evidence, potentially leading to patients getting less-than-optimum care….