In the News June 14th

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Tuesdays News at a glance:

Stupid Continues Its War On Vape – Chewing the Fat – An Ecig Benefit? – Deceiving the public about e-cigs Is a full-time job – Secondhand vaping: Is a fear of lung cancer substantiated? – California Vapers and Vendors: What the New Tobacco Laws Mean for You – Harsh Regulations Have Turned Vapers into Activists – Tobacco tax hike is unfair to vaping – Why are e-cigs containing nicotine illegal? – What prompts a smoker to switch to vaping? – Nicotine Science and Policy Daily Digest – Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Stupid Continues Its War On Vape

Mawsley – Planet of the Vapes

South Africa wants a total ban, some idiots believe vaping is five times more dangerous than smoking and the province of Newfoundland and Labrador is going to the dogs. Stupid doesn’t care about the health of the world’s occupants because it only cares about winning.

Chewing the Fat – An Ecig Benefit?

Mawsley – Planet of the Vapes

The Independent draws a link between the success of smoking cessation campaigns and the rising rates of obesity in the general public – but is it that simple? If it is then it stands to reason vaping has a part to play. Unfortunately, if they had considered other regions of the world, the analysis falls short for other nations…


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Deceiving the public about e-cigs

Is a full-time job – Kevin Crowley – Blasting News

Concealing motives to deceive the pubic about benefits of e-cigarettes has been nothing short of monumental. With their fiscal security in mind, organizations have weighed your options for you. Why? They have a vested interests in funding…

Secondhand vaping:

Is a fear of lung cancer substantiated? – Jérôme Harlay, Vaping Post

Many regulations in Europe have banned e-cigarette use in public places because of the precautionary principle of secondhand vaping. Yet, secondhand exposure to tobacco smoke is thought to be much more harmful than e-vapor and at the origin of heart and lung diseases. Lung cancers are one of the most documented risks to which smokers are exposed and are also associated to secondhand exposure.


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Harsh Regulations

Have Turned Vapers into Activists – Natasa Bansagi – Motherboard

For 30 years, Cheryl Richter was a pack-a-day smoker. She’d tried everything to kick the habit but nothing worked. Nothing, that is, until her first electronic cigarette. She hasn’t bought a pack since.

Not only that, but since she had this road-to-Damascus experience, she’s pretty much devoted her life to vaping, which to her, is more than a business. It’s her passion and way of helping people.

California Vapers and Vendors:

What the New Tobacco Laws Mean for You – Jim McDonald – Vaping 360

Part of California’s new vaping restrictions went into effect on June 9, and there has been widespread confusion over just what is happening — and what is coming still. There is no reason to panic, but it is now more important than ever for vapers to unite and support each other and the businesses that serve us. A good first step is to know what’s going on.

Tobacco tax hike is unfair to vaping

Joshua Krane – The Sacramento Bee

With a glut of statewide initiatives headed to the ballot in November, it is vital that the public have a clear explanation of the California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016, a ballot measure that seeks to increase the cigarette tax by $2 per pack and put an equivalent increase on vapor products.

While the cigarette tax may be clear, its extension to electronic cigarettes and the ramifications for public health are not….


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Why are e-cigs containing nicotine illegal?

Cameron Slater – Whale Oil Beef Hooked

We all know and recognise that smoking is lethal, it is a tax on the stupid. It is harmful because it burns material releasing all sorts of other toxins other than nicotine and many of those are carcinogenic.

However vaping, that is vaporising, either plant material or liquids is nowhere near as harmful and is not the same as smoking.

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What prompts a smoker to switch to vaping?

A Virginia Tech Carilion researcher will share in a $15 million National Cancer Institute grant awarded to 10 academic institutions to help determine what types of policies would influence a smoker to opt for an e-cigarette rather than a conventional one….

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