In The News December 21st
Wednesdays News at a glance:
Research discredits theory that e-cigarettes make tobacco use socially acceptable – Africa: E-cigarettes Have Become a Health Dilemma – Local vape shop responds to demand for e-cigarette recall, review – A Magazine Feature – Regulator Watch – US Surgeon General’s Ecig Xmas Gift -Smokers with COPD benefit from using Ecigs, an Italian study says – FDA Rejects Plea to Correct Smokeless Tobacco Warnings; A Closer Look at Flawed Interpretations
A study conducted by the Glasgow-based Centre for Substance Use Research (CSUR) has cast doubt on the link suggested by some between the increased visibility of e-cigarette use and the renormalisation of smoking.
The majority (96%) of qualitative responses given in interviews with 100 non-smokers aged between 16 and 29, showed young people were able to clearly differentiate between smoking traditional cigarettes and e-cigarette use, with most expressing disinterest in vaping, considering the devices were used only for attempting to quit or reduce tobacco consumption.
Dr George Kanani
In this era of digital world, technological advances continue to bring latest and unaccustomed technological products.
However, there are times when these technological products pose issues of major concerns with regard to health of individuals and concerns in healthcare system at large.
Following reports of e-cigarettes exploding, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-New York) is calling on the federal government to look into why it is happening. However, local vape store owners say the risk is still low. “The fact that there have been a series of explosions, it’s not just a one-off, means we have to do a lot more,” said Schumer.
Why is heroin harm reduction ok, but nicotine harm reduction is not? Often it seems public health officials consider nicotine to be far more of a danger to society than heroin. In the rush to clampdown on alternative forms of nicotine use many vapers feel like their health needs are being sacrificed in the name of a greater good.
A few weeks ago, I was surprised to be contacted by Vapouround magazine and asked if I would write an article for them as part of their ‘Diary Of A Vaper‘ series. This was based on information that I have related in previous blogs on this site.
You can read the actual magazine article on pages 84-85 here however, be warned that the feature also contains some pretty horrific pictures of yours truly !!
Due to space restrictions, a lot of what I wrote did not make it into the published article. So I thought I would publish the FULL UNEDITED text of what I wrote in here as my latest blog entry.
— Vaping360 (@Vaping360) December 21, 2016
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Planet Of The Vapes / Mawsley
The last time the American surgeon general published a report covering electronic cigarettes was in 2012. Since then the popularity of vaping and the number of companies involved has blossomed worldwide. Against a backdrop of new legislation and falling retail sales, the release is seen as an important predictor for how ecigs will be treated in the largest market in the future.
Vaping Post / Jérôme Harlay
Italian researchers report health benefits of e-cigarette use among smokers with COPD, an inflammatory disease of airways that causes respiratory symptoms, a progressive decline of lung function, respiratory failure.
COPD is predicted by the WHO to become the third leading cause of death in 2030. The follow up of patients over two years allowed the researchers to evaluating the effect of the e-cigarette on exacerbation of COPD.
Tobacco Truth / Brad Rodu
After two and a half years’ review, the FDA Center for Tobacco Products rejected Swedish Match’s request to eliminate or revise the 30-year-old, egregiously inaccurate warnings that are required to appear on snus products sold in the United States.
A look back at how things have moved on or otherwise…
Do have questions about vaping? Do you know someone who needs to learn the truth about vaping?
Colluding with Big Pharma – Ethan A. Huff
The illusory notion that the federal regulatory agency known as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is somehow a public entity working on behalf of the people to protect us all from disease is simply laughable.
The CDC, by definition, is a private corporation working on behalf of its stakeholders, which include key players in the pharmaceutical and vaccine industries that profit from the spread of disease, not from real prevention and cures…
I recently watched an e-cig debate online where the debate posed the question why is there a public health war against e-cigs when they succeed in reducing tobacco use and the harm from tobacco. Each speaker gave their take on the reasons why the so called war was occurring and whether they believed more or less regulations were in fact necessary for e-cigs….