In the News 4th June

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Image: Global Forum on Nicotine 2014

Thursdays News at a glance:

The Future’s Smokin’ – American Lung Association Would Rather Have Smokers Die than Switch to Electronic Cigarettes – 20 Top Ecig Studies To Silence The Doubters – E-Cig Companies getting rid of kid-attractive labels – Study Finds Vaping Could Save Health Care $48 Billion a Year – GFN 2015 – a different kind of endgame – Don’t ban e-cigarettes, sell them under tight regulation – Nicotine Science and Policy – Daily Digest – Thu, 4 June 2015

The Future’s Smokin’

Alex Book – FutureBrand

Walking through a busy shopping mall in the UK, my attention was caught by an unusual retail space, for a brand called VIP. Initially it appeared to be some kind of cocktail bar, or perhaps an upmarket perfumery. Instead, it was an e-cigarette ‘Blending Boutique’ that looked more like an Apple store than a tobacco stockist…..

IN MY VIEW:

American Lung Association Would Rather Have Smokers Die than Switch to Electronic Cigarettes – Michael Siegel

In one of the most absurd and irresponsible positions I have ever seen taken by a public health organization, the American Lung Association recently updated a public statement that urges smokers not to use e-cigarettes to quit smoking…..

GFN 2015 – a different kind of endgame #GFN2015

The second Global Forum on Nicotine will be held at the Marriott Hotel, in Warsaw, on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th June 2015.

GFN is an open forum where the latest evidence on tobacco harm reduction can be examined and options for effective policies discussed. GFN is the only place where the science and policy of nicotine meet. The main theme for 2015 is ‘a different kind of endgame’ – how lower risk nicotine delivery products might bring about major reductions in smoking. Plenary sessions will address the latest science, regulatory developments and policies, and the changing stakeholder landscape….

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20 Top Ecig Studies To Silence The Doubters

E-Cigarette Direct:

Time after time we have been told that there is no proof that ecigs are better than electronic cigarettes. In doing so, the anti-ecig lobby, often funded by competing industries, have ignored the advice and research of the very experts and scientists who are at the forefront of electronic cigarette research….

It’s not so hard afterall:

E-Cig Companies getting rid of kid-attractive labels

Over the last few weeks we have seen a lot of companies step up their game and start to re-brand their e-liquids. Moving from child attractive (and often Trademark Infringement) labels, to something more elegant, clean, and less of the Nickelodeon and Disney shit that we’ve been seeing….

Study Finds Vaping Could Save Health Care $48 Billion a Year

Vape About It:

Its no secret one of the driving forces behind state law makers all out war on vaping is the loss of tax revenue. Tobacco taxes are a massive money maker for federal and state government, generating billions a year….

Don’t ban e-cigarettes, sell them under tight regulation

The Conversation:

Over the past ten years, a substantial minority of cigarette smokers in many countries have turned to electronic (e-) cigarettes in an attempt to quit smoking or as an alternative to smoking some or all of the time. In 2013 around 600,000 Australian smokers had tried e-cigarettes, while there are currently around 2.6 million e-cigarette users in Great Britain.

Nicotine Science and Policy – Daily Digest – Thu, 4 June 2015

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