In the News August 17th


Wednesdays News at a glance:

ASH Scotland Update – Vapers Wary of FDA Deeming Rules – Global Forum on Nicotine 2016 – Low-Tar Cigarettes Had Merit, Said American Cancer Society; So Do E-Cigarettes – New Roswell Park/UCSF Study – Could what is happening to vapers in Allegheny County happen here in the UK? – Pro-vaping crowds in Victoria Australia – E-Cigarettes Make Smoking Seem Abnormal – Looking for smoke signals – Nicotine Science and Policy Daily Digest – Wednesday, 17 August 2016

ASH Scotland Update:

E-Cigs Still Banned Outdoors – Dick Puddlecote

In June last year I wrote about a daft and unnecessary outdoor ban on smoking and vaping at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals in London which was endorsed by ASH on Twitter.

As I commented at the time … Yes, that’s the ‘vaper’s friend’, ASH, gleefully telling the world about how vapers are to be told to get orff the land they have paid taxes to build, maintain and run, by people whose salaries they fund…

Vapers Wary of FDA Deeming Rules

Sally Satel – Forbes

After an initial healthy curiosity about electronic nicotine delivery devices around 2014, a nervous pall seems to have settled over the use of e-cigarettes and vaping. Strikingly, it is members of the public health establishment that have fanned the pessimism surrounding the battery-powered devices that deliver nicotine without the carcinogenic tar.

See also: Intended Responses of 9,040 Current E-Cigarette Users

Global Forum on Nicotine 2016

Liberty Flights

The agenda for the conference brought together key industry professionals to present their research and hold rigorous and honest debates on a wide range of topics regarding nicotine and e-cigarettes. Liberty Flights Ltd. was represented by IBVTA (Independent British Vape Trade Association), and below we have summarised the presentations of interest from a few key speakers at the event.

Low-Tar Cigarettes Had Merit

Said American Cancer Society; So Do E-Cigarettes
Brad Rodu, Tobacco Truth

E-cigarette opponents routinely claim that e-cigarettes benefit from industry-promoted consumer health misconceptions in the same manner that so-called light cigarettes soared in popularity years ago, when, it is alleged, marketers created a mythology about the relative safety of “reduced tar.”  In reality, there is more truth in those light claims than people suspect.


Could what is happening in Allegheny Co

Happen here in the UK? – Andrew Allison – Freedom to Vape

Allegheny County is in the US State of Pennsylvania. It has a population of over 1.2 million, and is the county seat of Pittsburgh. Last Monday, the Allegheny County Board of Health held a public hearing to help decide if there should be a ban on the indoor use of e-cigarettes. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, fifteen people testified, and what happened is a microcosm of the debate that is taking place in the United States and across other parts of the world – including the UK

New Roswell Park/UCSF Study:

Smokers Who Switch to E-Cigarettes Exposed to Same Levels of Nicotine, Lower Carcinogen Levels

A study led by researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) reports that nicotine exposure remains the same, while exposure to specific carcinogens and toxicants is reduced, among smokers who switch from tobacco cigarettes to electronic cigarettes. The new research has been published online ahead of print in the journal Nicotine Tobacco Research.


Pro-vaping crowds in Victoria Australia

Diane Caruana – Vaping Post

Whilst in the U.S. many are dealing with the newly implemented FDA’s deeming rule, yesterday on the 16th of August, vapers “down under” took to the streets of Victoria to protest the introduction of new vaping regulating laws that place restrictions on advertising e-cigarettes.

E-Cigs Make Smoking Seem Abnormal

Lila Abassi – ACSH

The Global Forum in Nicotine was held in June and 44 participating countries sent policy analysts, regulators and public health professionals to discuss smoking cessation and harm reduction.

An obvious topic was the role of e-cigarettes as an effective tool in preventing smoking.


Looking for smoke signals

James Jackson – Waterloo Chronicle

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have received nearly $9 million to study the impacts of tobacco control policies on electronic cigarettes.

The $8.8 million grant from the U.S. National Cancer Institute will fund a five-year study in Canada, the United States and England to examine how various policies affect smokers and non-smokers alike.

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