In the News August 3rd
Wednesdays News at a glance:
Smokefree Shenanigans – Tempted by the smoke of another – Hooked, Netted & Landed. A Smokers Story – To have the right to choose to vape to quit smoking – E-cigs must not be used as a cash grab – Freedom to Vape – Are conventional scientific approaches obsolete when addressing Ecigs? – Nicotine Science and Policy Daily Digest – Wednesday, 3 August 2016
Paul Barnes – Facts Do Matter
It never ceases to amaze me how ludicrous these anti-smoker folk are. Not simply content with banning smoking (and of course in some cases vaping too) indoors in bars, pubs and all the other fun places that we like to attend, now they’re taking aim at the great outdoors.
Simon Clark – Taking Liberties
Last week, following the launch of a new “vapers’ rights” campaign, it was suggested it was wrong to make vapers stand outside in the cold with smokers, breathing in their smoke.
I read that to mean it might be bad for their health even though there is no evidence that smoking outside is harmful to anyone other than the smoker – and even that should be qualified because millions of smokers live long and healthy lives regardless of their habit.
Robert Innes – Vaping Post
I am now sixty-eight years old. I want to take you on a journey, a journey travelling back, back through all of those sixty-eight years, and still, travelling further back through time. Travelling all the way to when my parents were themselves young, because that is when the events which were to shape so much of my life began.
Adelaidevaper MyChoice Australia
Make it known how you feel about having the right to choose E-cigs as a legitimate safer way to quit smoking. This petition is going to all Health Ministers as well as Simon Chapman so let them hear you. It is your right to choose the best way to go about quitting smoking.
— Vapers In Power (@vapers) August 3, 2016
When addressing Ecigs? – Jérôme Harlay
“Neither the precautionary traditional animal testing nor post-marketing surveillance will offer us data of sufficient quality or sufficiently fast to support product development and regulatory decisions. ” writes Thomas Hartung in his article published in the scientific publication ALTEX. The specialist quotes alternative methods that can be used to overcome technical constraints and prohibitive costs of testing with current techniques.
ACT New Zealand
ACT Leader David Seymour welcomes moves toward legalising nicotine e-cigarettes, but says the government must pledge not to put excise taxes on the products.
“Taxing vapers the way we tax smokers would destroy the benefit of legalising e-cigarettes,” says Mr Seymour. “There’s currently a strong financial incentive for smokers to switch to vaping. Taxing e-cigarettes would discourage smokers from switching from a harmful product to a relatively safe one.
The Freedom Association
To remove the regulations imposed on the vaping industry imposed by the European Union’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) 2016, including the ban on advertising, the maximum size of tanks, the size of e-liquid bottles, and the strength of e-liquids.
To raise awareness of the differences between vaping and smoking combustible tobacco.
To set-up a ‘freedom to vape’ scheme for businesses who welcome vapers.