In the News 8th June
Mondays News at a glance:
Two Amazing Days – Global Forum on Nicotine 2015 – Random Thinking – The differing reality of Web Health – Attila Danko #gfn2015 – “Second-hand vapor”: what tobacco controllers would say if they really believed it was a problem – The development and testing of new nicotine replacement treatments – A dynamic duo sets its burdensome sights on vaping – How the cigarette kings bought the vaping industry – Tobacco Control Advocate Argues that to Reduce Smoking, We Should Ban Fake Cigarettes But Keep the Real Ones – Nicotine Science and Policy – Daily Digest – Mon, 8 June 2015
New Nicotine Alliance:
The Global Forum on Nicotine returned to Warsaw for two days on the 5th and 6th of June. Would it be possible to match the success of last year? Most of our trustees attended, here Sarah Jakes gives her personal thoughts on the event.
“As a trustee of NNA I get to attend a few conferences, seminars and workshops on the subject of e-cigarettes and vaping. All have value in that there is much to learn and much to impart, depending on the focus of the event and where the delegates are on the spectrum of acceptance of the concept of tobacco harm reduction….”
Global Forum on Nicotine 2015.
Facts Do Matter:
The vaping community is a vast and diverse thing with thousands of people from all walks of life, professional, manual, technical, educational and so on. As with most communities you have the shining stars, the ones that everyone turns to for advice. You also have the outliers, along with every conceivable position in between. Forming any kind of consensus is pretty much next to impossible and yet as a whole, the community functions. Technically, it shouldn’t but it does….
A second helping of “Facts Do Matter”
Breaking News! E-Cigs Will Help Them Quit Smoking! A survey says…
Same old same old. Whenever someone references a “survey” it does make me wonder who wrote the survey, and how they interpret the results. This one is unfortunately no different….
Prepare to be inspired:
From ‘nicotine replacement’ to ‘smoking replacement’ – Peter Hajek
Michael Russell pioneered the idea of attractive nicotine replacement products with an acceptable safety profile replacing cigarettes on the open market and ending the tobacco epidemic, envisaging a transition from medicinal and temporary ‘nicotine replacement’ to recreational and potentially permanent ‘smoking replacement’….
What tobacco controllers would say if they really believed it was a problem
If there were anyone out there who was actually worried about the effects of “second-hand vapor” or (giggle) “third-hand vapor”, rather than just using claims about them to rationalize attacks on tobacco harm reduction (THR), they would be encouraging the use of smokeless tobacco (ST) instead…..
The most obvious nicotine bootleggers are of course the big tobacco companies. They have jumped into the e-cig business themselves, mainly with “closed” vaping systems that mimic old-fashioned cigarettes. More tellingly, they are also lobbying for e-cigarettes to be regulated similarly to tobacco products….
Simon Akam – Irish Examiner
At the end of 2014, BAT rewarded his hard work by putting him in charge of their ‘next-generation products’, responsible for devices that deliver nicotine without smoking. Now 41, thickset and goatee-bearded, Wheaton was charged with entering his company into a field that had the potential to destroy its traditional operations….
We Should Ban Fake Cigarettes But Keep the Real Ones – Michael Siegel
In a twist of logic that completely defies me, an Australian professor and tobacco control advocate is calling for a complete ban on e-cigarette sales, but wants real cigarettes to continue being sold. And such a policy, he argues, is designed to reduce smoking….
Kieron Robertson – Apex Tribune
Switching from regular cigarettes is prompted by varied reasons, from attempting to quit smoking to choosing an allegedly healthier alternative. A statistic from 2013 reported that roughly 600,000 Australian smokers had used e-cigarettes at least once, while the number of e-cigarette users has risen to approximately 2.6 million in Great Britain.