In the News August 8th


Mondays News at a glance:

Attitudes towards e-cigarettes – Relative Risk – Milwaukee Filmmaker Fights for ‘A Billion Lives’ – What harm reduction really means – India’s Got a Vape Problem – FDA Vapor Regs Analogy for Non-Vapers –  Vaping Industry Reels As New FDA Regs Go Into Effect – Sfata encourages vapers to take action – Charity joins fight of vaping Professionals in Quebec -Using e-cigs to quit smoking? – Nicotine Science and Policy Daily Digest – Monday, 8 August 2016

Attitudes towards e-cigarettes

London South Bank University

The research team are currently running a project to study attitudes towards vaping and smoking

Take part in a study to earn £30 cash
Who can participate? To take part in the study you can be a non-smoker, smoker or vaper but not a dual user (both smoking and vaping)….

Relative Risk

Head Rambles

There was a bit of a flurry on the Interwebs a couple of days ago. For example,

Filmmaker Fights for ‘A Billion Lives’

Audrey Nowakowski – Milwaukee

The World Health Organization predicts that within this century a billion people will die from smoking. Despite rising taxes on tobacco and legal victories against tobacco companies in the late 20th Century, millions of people worldwide continue to start and, in turn, get addicted to, smoking.


What harm reduction really means

Carl V. Phillips – Anti-THR Lies

The best thing I have read about harm reduction in a very long time is this post at The Influence by Shaun Shelly, “The Harm Reduction Movement Needs to Rediscover Its Soul”. The post, the publication, and the author all focus on illicit drug harm reduction, but almost everything in it applies to tobacco harm reduction also. Read it if you fancy yourself a supporter of harm reduction…

India’s Got a Vape Problem


Two years ago a drug inspector raided a small crockery shop in Mohali, a city in India’s northern state of Punjab. He found a single vape and eight cartridges, or refills for nicotine, near the window of the store. In April of this year the state of Punjab arrested and convicted the shop’s owner, Parvesh Kumar, for allegedly selling and using vapes.


FDA Vapor Regs Analogy for Non-Vapers

Kristin Noll-Marsh

Don’t get why the FDA vapor product regulations are ridiculous? Let us give you a more relatable analogy…

Imagine that some small, upstart tech company developed a car that significantly reduces accidents and emissions, and makes driving at least 95% safer for the public and cleaner for the environment.

SFATA encourages vapers to take action

Diane Caruana – Vaping Post

Today, the 8th of August 2016, is the day the vaping industry has been dreading as the FDA’s infamous deeming rule is implemented. The Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) who has been one of the companies at the forefront of finding ways to combat these regulations is urging its members, vaping business owners and any vapers who wish so, to be part of a “BLACKOUT” in a show of solidarity.

New FDA Regs Go Into Effect

Craig Boudreau –  Daily Caller

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has implemented tough new vaping regulations that go into effect on Monday, which could potentially be very harmful to the industry.

Vapers now need to be at least 18 years old to purchase products, the FDA has to approve any new product, and there will no longer be free samples of the juice given out to vapers who wish to try a flavor before they buy, reports USA Today Sunday.


Charity joins fight of vaping Professionals

Jérôme Harlay – Vaping Post

The Association Québecoise des Vapoteries receives support from the Canadian Constitution Foundation in its legal action against the Provincial Government of Québec, whose regulation of vaping products is judged unconstitutional by professionals for their businesses.

Using e-cigs to quit smoking?


A NEW study reveals that 95% of Malaysian vapers surveyed have either quit or cut down on smoking, while over 80% of them reported improved health.

“More than two-thirds stopped smoking all together. Among the 27% that didn’t quit, the average consumption of cigarettes dropped from 19 to four a day,” Greek cardio­logist Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos said at a recent interview in Kuala Lumpur.



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