In the News June 10th


Fridays News at a glance:

ASH’s Deliberate War On Vaping – How not to be duped by gateway effect claims – Open Letter to all my Representatives – Opinions about Vaping – How E-Cigarette Regulations Might Push Vapers Back to Smoking – Stifling a public-health victory – CDC Data Reveal Drastic Decline in Youth Smoking – Satisfactory throat-hit is needed to switch – European Common Entry Gate – Nicotine Science and Policy Daily DigestFriday, 10 June 2016

ASH’s Deliberate War On Vaping

Dick Puddlecote

The other day I told you how ASH tried to destroy vaping by lobbying their Brussels buddies. It wasn’t their first attempt by any means, they’ve wanted to kill off e-cigs for a very long time.

Now, if you’ve been watching closely, you’d have noticed that there was a fatal motion proposed by Lord Callanan to extinguish the statutory instrument which enabled the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). His motive was to send it back to the Commons so they can think again, as I described last month.

How not to be duped by gateway effect

Clive Bates – The Counterfactual

Sometimes studies appear that can create the appearance of the discovery of a ‘gateway effect’ – the idea that vaping causes young people to progress to smoking.

Beware! Here is an eight-point guide to evaluating such studies and the politically motivated claims that often go with them….

Open Letter to all my Representatives

Paul Barnes – Facts Do Matter

This letter is intended for all MPs, MEPs and Lords.

Thank you for your varied replies to my correspondence, it is appreciated that you take time out of your busy schedules to read and reply.

Unfortunately I am dismayed at the wide variety of those responses, not to mention the boilerplate responses which are intended to say very little other than provide some limited platitude

Opinions about Vaping

Mawsley – Planet of the Vapes

Nothing appears to polarise rational debate within the medical, legislative and research communities more than the humble electronic cigarette. While calls are made to focus on the science and proven facts, all too often it veers over into hyperbole and conjecture…


How E-Cigarette Regulations

Might Push Vapers Back to Smoking – Kaleigh Rogers – Motherboard

There’s a well worn stereotype of a vape bro sucking on e-cigarettes because he thinks blowing thick clouds of vapor makes him look cool. In reality, the majority of vapers (even the cloud chasers) are actually smokers looking for a way to get off the sin sticks. But with strict new regulations introduced by the Food and Drug Administration this year, many in the industry are predicting that hundreds of businesses will be forced to shut down, and some vapers may resort to going back to their original vice: cigarettes.

Vape Stores

Mawsley – Planet of the Vapes

The implementation of the Tobacco Products Directive has brought a number of challenges to existing vape businesses and placed barriers up for those looking to enter the market. But, challenges also come from misinformed members of the public contacting the local media…

European Common Entry Gate

John Summers – GlosVaper

The European Common Entry Gate (EU-CEG) is now open for companies who have obtained an EC-ID to submit notifications, and guidance has been provided on how to upload them to the portal. In this email, we help you find the guidance on the EU-CEG, and cover the end of the temporary submission process.

Stifling a public-health victory

At times, politics can lead to seemingly unholy alliances. Put politics and business together, though, and you can have Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker playing for the same team. That’s the case with the latest effort to crush the e-cigarette industry.


CDC Data Reveal Drastic Decline in Youth Smoking

Blowing E-Cigarette Gateway Hypothesis Out of the Water – The Rest of the Story

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) yesterday released new data from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) revealing that despite a striking increase in youth e-cigarette use in the past two years, the prevalence of current smoking among high school students nationally declined by a whopping 31% from 2013 to 2015, falling from 15.7% to 10.8%. This represents a historic low and a 41% decline since 2011.

Satisfactory throat-hit is needed to switch

From tobacco to e-cigarettes: a lesson from an e-liquid blind test – Tobacco Prevention & Cessation

The aim of the study was to confirm or reject the hypothesis that variation in throat-hit depends on the nicotine concentration and the voltage applied to the resistance. A secondary aim was to assess the influence of throat-hit on the willingness of subjects to switch from tobacco to e-cigarette use.



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