In the News April 29th


Fridays News at a glance:

Royal College of Physicians Endorse Vaping – Nicotine without smoke: new RCP report on e-cigarettes and tobacco harm reduction – A Billion Lies – Meanwhile in Brussels – “Vaping is a consumer led market solution to a health problem” – La Vape du Coeur – Growing the research evidence on e-cigarettes – Vaping in Ireland: Gillian Golden on RTE – Irish Cancer Society ‘cannot recommend’ E-Cigs – E-cig switch benefits smokers – Mixed reaction to e-cigarette study – The United States Vapers’ Survey – Suit challenges federal ban – These top scientists want the FDA to have an open mind about e-cigs – Nicotine Science and Policy Daily Digest – Friday, 29 April 2016

RCP Endorse Vaping

Mawsley – Planet of the Vapes

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is a professional British organisation with a global reputation. The RCP takes a lead in the development of clinicians, the NHS and takes positions on certain things through the dissemination of reports and studies. The 95% report from Public Health England was a massive goal, giving vaping the lead in the debating cup final. The RCP’s “Nicotine Without Smoke” report puts the harm reduction argument 2-0 up in injury time…

Nicotine without smoke:

New RCP report on e-cigarettes and tobacco harm reduction – Lorien Jollye – Mental Elf

Yesterday the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) published the latest in a series of major reports on tobacco and nicotine, a series that first began in 1962. This report assesses the public health controversies surrounding low risk non-combustible nicotine products (“nicotine without smoke”), such as e-cigarettes. …

A Billion Lies

Head Rambles

I have read several views on the report but the one that stood out for me was one written by an anti-smoker – Michael Siegel.  While he is a professional anti-smoker, he at least has the saving grace to be honest about it.  One paragraph in particular stood out for me –

Meanwhile in Brussels…

Christopher Snowdon – Velvet Glove Iron Fist

So the Royal College of Physicians have put out a non-prohibitionist report on e-cigarettes, which was nice. It would have been nicer if they’d said something along the same lines when the EU was plotting the destruction of the vaping industry, but it’s better than nothing.


Gerry Stimson:

“Vaping is a consumer led market solution to a health problem” 

Interview with Nathalie Dunand – Vaping Post

Alternative nicotine delivery products – including e-cigarettes – are rapidly changing the landscape of tobacco control and smoking cessation. Many people are finding new ways to switch from smoking. It’s a remarkable social movement – a consumer led market solution to a health problem.

The initiative “La Vape du Coeur”

Helps indigent smokers wean themselves off tobacco – Nathalie Dunand – Vaping Post

From a Facebook page… to a charity Organization. Initially, the initiative “La Vape du Coeur” was a simple self-help movement on Facebook, vapers offering used material to the poorest. Voluntary donations from individuals and professionals lead the project initiators think bigger and organize by depositing the statutes of the organization in July 2015….

Growing the research evidence on e-cigarettes

Linda Bauld – CRUK

The use of e-cigarettes has risen rapidly, with great potential to aid tobacco harm reduction, but also uncertainty over uptake and potential negative consequences. Professor Linda Bauld reviews the unanswered questions and need for further research.

Vaping in Ireland: Gillian Golden on RTE

“He just doesn’t know!” Thanks as always to @dnglos for the YouTubage

Irish Cancer Society ‘cannot recommend’ E-Cigs

“They just don’t know either!”

The Irish Cancer Society has said it cannot recommend e-cigarettes to help people stop smoking until further research is carried out into the long-term health implications.

BMJ Talk Medicine

Nicholas Hopkinson, reader in respiratory medicine at Imperial College London, joins us to explain why a new report from the Royal College of Physicians supports the role of electronic cigarettes as part of a comprehensive tobacco control strategy.

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E-cig switch benefits smokers

Edward Anselm – R Street

The United Kingdom’s Royal College of Physicians issued a groundbreaking report this morning on electronic cigarettes which concludes that encouraging smokers to switch to e-cigarettes is likely to be beneficial to U.K. public health. Smokers can therefore be reassured and encouraged to use them, and the public can be reassured that e-cigarettes are much safer than smoking.


The United States Vapers’ Survey

What is the purpose of this survey? We feel that regulators too often make decisions that affect the future of vapers and the products they use without having duly consulted or listened to the stories and experiences of the people who actually use these products.

We believe that vapers’ voices should be heard by regulators, and they should be central to any decision that affects how vapor products are to be regulated….

 Suit challenges federal ban

On e-cigarettes on flights – Melanie Zanona – The Hiil

A Department of Transportation rule banning the use of electronic cigarettes on flights is being challenged in a lawsuit filed this week.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) and the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association are suing the department over the regulation, which was issued in March and recently went into effect….

These top scientists want the FDA

To have an open mind about e-cigs – Nancy Szokan – Washington Post

While at least 55 countries have prohibited or restricted the sale of e-cigarettes, they have remained largely unregulated in the United States. That is slated to change this year, as the Food and Drug Administration plans to begin regulating “vaporized nicotine products,” or VNPs


Mixed reaction on P.E.I. to e-cigarette study

Shane Ross – CBC News

The owner of a local vape shop is thrilled with a new study by Britain’s Royal College of Physicians which says e-cigarettes should be widely promoted to smokers to help them quit tobacco.

But the provincial government and the Canadian Cancer Society are not ready to endorse the products.

HK medical community at odds with British counterparts

Hong Kong’s largely British trained medical community are again at odds with their mentors in Britain.

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) released a report on Thursday acknowledging the positive impact e-cigarettes could have on public health.



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2 comments on “In the News April 29th
  1. As was said in meanwhile in Brussels article it all seems a bit late, strange how now that TPD is pasted and coming into effect that the RCP suddenly speak out or is it so suddenly or more timely! The TPD is going to destroy most small vaping industry in the EU, but don’t fear for Big T and Pharma are ready to pick up the void with their E-cig products with the support of RCP now as well. I think we will start to see more reports as the two Corporate Giants take the industry over and as they wanted back in 2013 medicines regulation will follow just to make sure they have thoroughly crushed the free market! Yes I fear all part of the agenda to take control and make all the money, civil disobedience by us all looks like our only hope, negotiations have failed but no one wants to believe that but it is the truth sadly.

  2. So true, cigarettes are a choice of a pleasurable pass time of peoples personal preference but highly addictive, anyone who says just quit has no understanding of addiction and does not realize that what works for some does not work for everyone. Vaping was created by a smoker looking for a better way or healthier way to receive his nicotine to supress his craving addiction since all conventional products were not working for him and then he decided to market and share his creation. This all done by a smoker and at no cost to the tax payer or any other government fund. His creation was not original and had been sitting around for anyone to find since the 1960’s when Herbert Spence I believe was his name created and patented the first vapour E-cig. The only real difference Hon Lik made was he added nicotine to the liquid to reduce cravings and brought it back at the right time in society. Yes E-cigs are a choice and an alternative to traditional cigarettes that work very well for many smokers and they are easily making the switch away from tobacco products to a product that shows NO HARMFUL EFFECTS TO DATE but is costing the corporate giants and our governments money in taxes and profits as people do make the switch and now they want to steal this technology for themselves and add taxes and inflate prices! Yes I said steal through corrupt politics and over regulation of an industry they did nothing to create, truly criminal!!! Tobacco was taxed due to proof of harm to health, but vaping proves to be HARMLESS so why should we have to pay for making the healthier switch, it is not our fault that a common smoker found the answer to the tobacco problem and it is not our fault that the greed of our governments use tobacco taxes to budget their spending!!! We have made a healthier choice and I say NO TAXATION OR REGULATION WITHOUT PROOF OF HARM!!!!!