In the News May 10th
Tuesdays News at a glance:
Gosh, No Idea – Low Risk of Passive Vaping – Nicopure Labs Challenges the FDA’s Deeming Rule – The healthiest option – Winners and Losers from the FDA’s Vaping and Cigar Crackdown – The F.D.A. Rules Ignore Harm Reduction Benefits – FDA Deeming Regulations with Dr. Michael Siegel – E-cigarette regulation helps taxes, not public health – The FDA overreaches on e-cigs – FDA Ban on Vaping: The Ugly Truth – Vaping hits low point- Senate Committee recommends ecigs on prescription only – World looks to New Zealand for wisdom on e cigarettes- Nicotine Science and Policy Daily Digest – Tuesday, 10 May 2016
Glantz has been falsifying data and producing jaw-dropping junk research (like this, for example) since many of the current crop of career tax-sponging anti-smoking prohibitionists were in nappies, yet not one of these fine upstanding ‘experts’ and ‘scientists’ has ever bothered to pull him up on any of it before.
Mawsley – Planet of the Vapes
Two studies have been released looking at the issue of passive vaping. Californian public health “experts” would have you believe that not only is there a second-hand vape problem – but there’s also a third-hand one via surface residues. Here we present the latest evidence from Australia and Switzerland….
Challenges the FDA’s Deeming Rule
In its court filing Nicopure Labs, who is not affiliated with any tobacco company, contends the FDA’s rulemaking process violated the Administrative Procedure Act, and that the deeming rule violates the First Amendment to the United States Constitution..
Simon Clark – Taking Liberties
I sense that few if any readers of this blog are interested in the Food and Drug Administration’s decision to seize control of the regulation of e-cigarettes in the United States.
I don’t blame you. According to Carl Phillips however it’s “the most chatter-inducing event in the history of THR“.
Carl, a US-based expert on tobacco harm reduction, has chosen not to add to the hullabaloo. “Been there, wrote that,” he says, adding:
From the FDA’s Vaping and Cigar Crackdown – Walter Olson – CATO
Trevor Burrus has identified one group that is likely to emerge as winners from the regulations, namely large tobacco companies, which have lost many smoking customers to the vaping market without being notably successful at playing in it themselves….
Kenneth E. Warner – New York Times
The announced regulations target potential young smokers sensibly. But they fail to encourage the development of harm-reducing lower-risk products. To the contrary, the exacting demands for submitting a new tobacco product application, which will be required of the vast majority of novel products, including e-cigarettes, will impose a production and financial cost that few manufacturers will be able to meet…
The application cost for FDA approval can range from hundreds of thousands of dollars to $1 million. Keep in mind that approval will be required for EACH item and EACH flavor of vaping liquid.
This will force most small manufacturers out of the market. Those manufacturers that survive will most likely have to price their product right out of the market.
For decades, Washington has mostly banned the use of federal funds for needle-exchange programs for drug addicts. The originator of the ban was uber-conservative North Carolina Sen. Jesse Helms. Although the Institute of Medicine found that providing junkies with clean needles reduced the spread of disease without increasing the level of drug use…
Jim McDonald – Vaping 360
The FDA has declared war on vaping. The deeming regulations aren’t rules any vaping business can work with. They’re an attack on what we do and who we are, and vapers are right to feel mad and betrayed. The regs are as bad as the most pessimistic advocates expected — or maybe even worse.
Look whose about to open a new shop next door to Mark Drakeford’s constituency office! pic.twitter.com/99CvIbu6RL
— Richard Hyslop (@RichardHyslop) May 10, 2016
No new buyers of vape units were recorded last week, says Malaysian E-Vaporizers and Tobacco Alternative Association (Mevta).
The nation’s vaping industry has hit a low point with no new first-time buyers recorded last week. Last October, there were 800,000 vapers but this dropped to 200,000 earlier this month in what is believed to be the result of the Health Ministry’s efforts to educate the public on the ills of the habit, reported The Malay Mail.
On prescription only – Jérôme Harlay – Vaping Post
The Australian Senate Economics References Committee issued, after public hearings on e-cigarette, an interim report. The members report having no in-principle concerns with the availability of ENDS products for use as a smoking cessation aid, but on a prescription-only basis…
For wisdom on e-cigarettes – Massey University
While the UK embraces electronic cigarettes for the rapid drop in smoking they have experienced, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced new regulations that will albeit ban them.
A week after the UK Royal College of Physicians’ report Nicotine without smoke: tobacco harm reduction which supports smokers to switch to vaping, the FDA ruled that electronic cigarettes would be treated the same as harmful tobacco products.