In the News 5th August
Wednesdays News at a glance:
“What about YOUth” – Vaping: Rage against the machine – Smoking and e-cigarette use among 15 year olds in England – The continuing ‘chess moves’ from BIG Tobacco into the ecig’ market: Altria Group Inc. and Philip Morris International Inc. team up – A fall in demand for quit smoking support ‘linked’ to e-cigarettes – Say Goodbye to the American Cancer Society – RBC analyst breaks down the biggest challenges to the category – Five Insights From Vape Shops
Smoking and e-cigarette use among 15 year olds in England – ASH
“Smoking amongst young people is continuing to decline but 1 in 12 young people are still smoking by the age of 15. If we are to succeed in achieving the smokefree generation called for by the Health Minister Jeremy Hunt, there is still much more to be done.”
Facts Do Matter:
In the absence of any credible news based on, or loosely on actual science there is a trend for opinion pieces where budding journalistic hacks seize the opportunity to make a name for themselves by cobbling together a mix of information, loosely based on other media stories upon which they base their own “informed opinion”…..
Altria Group Inc. and Philip Morris International Inc. team up – Dr B’ Vaping
Altria and Philip Morris International recently announced that they would expand their agreement to sell e-cigarettes. This deal isn’t surprising since the two companies used to be a single entity. Altria, which generates all of its sales domestically, spun off its overseas operations as PMI back in 2008…..
A sharp decline in the number of smokers using an NHS support programme to help them quit has been linked to the rise in popularity of e-cigarettes. The Smoking Matters service in Dumfries and Galloway helped 102 people in deprived areas kick the habit in the past year – 251 below target….
Brad Rodu – Tobacco Truth:
You’re probably not familiar with Jordan, Minnesota, a town of 5,500 southwest of the Twin Cities. The Jordan city council voted a few weeks ago to ban e-cigarette use indoors and at public gatherings. Local governments throughout the U.S. are taking similar action, most of which is influenced by a sophisticated misinformation campaign…..
RBC analyst breaks down the biggest challenges to the category
RBC Capital Markets tobacco analyst Nik Modi readily admitted he’s been significantly more cautious on e-vapor than others within the industry, which isn’t to say he’s pessimistic about the category’s potential, just—in his own words—“realistic.”…
MSA shares “pioneering” survey of vape shop owners at CSP’s Total Nicotine Conference
Don Burke, senior vice president at Management Science Associates (MSA), teased an upcoming survey of vape shop owners at this year’s NATO Show. Back in April, Burke could only share a couple trends MSA had gathered, as the data specialist company had only gathered a handful of responses….