Wednesdays News at a glance:
E-Cigs And The Election – Election battleground: my top 40 friends and foes – Independent candidates fight to bring their issues to the fore – We support age-verification laws: Opposing view – Countdown to Prohibition – Memo to the FDA: Release Survey Data – Imperial shuns “heating products” pushed by Big Tobacco rivals – ESRC Behaviour Change Seminar Series – Nicotine Science and Policy – Daily Digest – Wed, 6 May 2015
Election Special from Puddlecote Inc.
Granted I haven’t been on the radar much this past week or so but I haven’t seen much guidance by the usual vaping advocates – that’s if there has been any – as to who e-cig users should be thinking of voting for tomorrow. So here are a few nuggets of info gathered from the archives here….
Thank goodness, the election campaign is almost over.
Over the past few weeks, in a desperate bid to keep myself interested and awake, I gave myself the task of highlighting 20 candidates I’d like to see returned to parliament, and 20 who won’t be missed.
Vapers in Power get a mention in the Guardian:
For Liam Bryan, standing for the pro-electronic cigarette party Vapers in Power in Kingswood, near Bristol, the large number of independents is part of something wider. “People have been feeling disenfranchised and removed from all the main political parties,” he says.
Opposing view- E-cigarettes are a viable solution to smoking.
Let’s be clear. E-cigarettes are intended only for adult smokers and adults who vape. We are adamantly opposed to minors using vapor products, and we support federal, state and local restrictions on their use by underage consumers….
If we want our businesses and brands to have sustainability, the way we manufacture our products has to get better. This doesn’t mean that you need an ISO-9 clean room but, ISO 4-6 is quite possible. The way we label our product has to get better. We need batch and lot numbers, distinct mg levels, ingredient lists, warning labels (if applicable), and non-child friendly graphics. Being able to trace our materials has become vitally important. This may feel like a daunting task, but it will be necessary for our survival….
An update on the activities of the FDA Center for Tobacco Products was provided two weeks ago by Director Mitch Zeller at a meeting of the National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO). Zeller repeatedly referred to the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study, “…a longitudinal cohort study on tobacco use behavior, attitudes and beliefs, and tobacco-related health outcomes among youth…and adults in the United States.”
Imperial Tobacco Group is taking a different path to its rivals as the industry searches for the most promising technology for e-cigarettes and other “vaping” products that could eventually outsell cigarettes.
It’s rare for the top competitors in a global business to have such contrasting visions of the future but the British company has no taste for the tobacco heating products that others are embracing alongside e-cigarettes as potentially less toxic alternatives to traditional cigarettes….
Vaping in social media mentioned often here as an exception to expected ‘accepted’ norms.
The third seminar in the ‘behaviour change’ series focused on changing drug, alcohol and smoking behaviours. Speakers were given free reign to talk on any subject they saw as pertaining to the ‘future of behaviour change’; based on their own preoccupations, research and expertise. Where possible, speakers produced and shared (with delegates and each other) short position statements in advance of the seminar….