In the News January 8th
Fridays News at a glance:
A Newish Thought: Are Ecigs Replacing Tobacco Control? – Don’t go there. Don’t…Oh. They went there. – Draft regulations on the sale and manufacture of tobacco products – Regulatory fees for e-cigarettes – CDC Admits, No ‘Concrete’ Evidence E-Cigarettes Are Gateway To Smoking – A Conference with Mike Siegel, MD – Quit blowing smoke on e-cigarette dangers – Nicotine Science and Policy – Daily Digest
Are Ecigs Replacing Tobacco Control? – Bolton Smokers Club
Ecigs have thrown a spanner into the works of the ‘five year plans’ of tobacco control. One must imagine the situation, and it is something like Soviet Russia. The Elite Zealots, who could possibly consist of profiteers, plan for years ahead. In some countries, smoking bans indoors still need to be enacted, whilst in other countries which have such smoking bans, the priority is the extension of such bans outdoors….
Oh. They went there – Argvargen
In a poorly disguised piece of political lobbying, two state-funded Swedish ANTZ groups wrapped up a call for extreme measures on vaping in a huge “Think of the Chiiildren” blanket this week.
Their demands for public vaping bans, total bans on advertising and marketing of e-cigarettes and flavour bans are ridiculous measures that will have the biggest effect on adult smokers, vapers and vendors…
This report provides an overview of the responses received and a summary of the main themes that emerged in response to the consultation.
The report also sets out how the regulations will been amended to reflect the information gathered during the consultation. The new regulations are expected to come into force on 20 May 2016. The impact assessment has been updated and is currently with the reducing policy committee (RPC) for its consideration.
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This consultation closes at 29 January 2016 11:45pm
This proposal introduces new fees for producers and importers of e-cigarettes in order for MHRA to cover the costs of processing the notifications and carrying out post-marketing vigilance work.
The fees passed on to business will be the minimum possible to ensure the costs incurred by MHRA are recovered.
The implementation date for these changes is 20 May 2016.
A Conference with Mike Siegel, MD
No ‘Concrete’ Evidence E-Cigarettes Are Gateway To Smoking – Guy Bentley
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concedes there is no “definitive, concrete link” between youngsters using e-cigarettes and smoking tobacco cigarettes.
The CDC was unable to confirm a credible link between e-cigarette use and teen smoking in a series of communications with The Daily Caller News Foundation….
Congressman Duncan Hunter Speaks with SFATA President on Vaping. https://t.co/IQT7ayFwSc
— Still Blowing Smoke (@StillBlwngSmoke) January 8, 2016
With Alaska health officials over e-cigs
Greg Conley, the president of the American Vaping Association, said he doesn’t like the way Alaska health officials have portrayed electronic cigarettes.
“It is clear that for an adult smoker these products are far, far less hazardous and they can help smokers quit,” Conley said Thursday.
Greg Conley – Chicago Sun-Times
Since 2011, teen smoking has declined at a rapid rate that outpaces any prior fall in American history. Moreover, after virtually stagnating from 2004 through 2009, we also have seen adult smoking plummet over the last five years.
Many public health advocates, including a dozen health nonprofits in the United Kingdom, believe that e-cigarettes and vapor products have played a key role in bringing down smoking rates across the world.