In the News November 30th


Wednesdays News at a glance:

Johnson Asks Obama Administration To Cease Implementing Regulations – Senator Johnson Calls on FDA to Halt Implementation of E-Cigarette Deeming Regulations Pending the New Administration – Philip Morris could stop making conventional cigarettes – Trusting Souls with a vested interest -Feel the heat, not the Burn – 10 Years Later: Bloomberg’s bet on Tobacco Reduction – Fighting for the right to vape – Twitter Moments – Martin Docrell giving free e-cig speech

Johnson Asks Obama Administration To Cease Implementing Regulations That Will Likely Be Repealed

Senator Ron Johnson

WASHINGTON — Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, asked three top regulators in the outgoing Obama administration to cease implementing especially burdensome new regulations.

Senator Johnson Calls on FDA to Halt Implementation of E-Cigarette Deeming Regulations Pending the New Administration

Michael Siegel

In a letter written last week to the FDA, Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) called on the FDA to halt implementation of the e-cigarette deeming regulations pending the change in administration coming this January.

Phillip Morris could stop making conventional cigarettes

, BBC News

Philip Morris has launched a new, less harmful cigarette in the UK which it says could mean halting sales of its conventional tobacco products.

The so called Iqos product heats tobacco rather than burning it.

The tobacco giant claims this means smokers get the same nicotine hit, but 90% less of the nasty toxins that come with cigarette smoke.


Trusting souls with a vested interest

David Dorn

So, Philip Morris has launched IQOS into the UK (London for the moment, which is why I haven’t got one in my hands right this very second). For those of you who don’t know, IQOS is a “heat not burn” product – you, basically, slip a miniature tobacco stick, complete with filter, into a battery powered heating unit, and drag on it ,much as you would an exit or a fag. It’s not rocket science for the user.

The IQOS Cometh

Velvet Glove, Iron Fist/Christopher Snowden

Today sees the UK launch of Philip Morris’s heat-not-burn product, IQOS, and the Today programme carried an item on it which you can listen to here. Today went to PMI’s Geneva headquarters to hear about the science behind it and also interviewed ASH’s Deborah Arnott who did her usual moaning about industry but said that if IQOS helps smokers quit that was ‘all well and good’.


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Feel the Heat, not the Burn

Paul Barnes

In case you haven’t been paying attention, the news is awash with an announcement from Philip Morris saying that their Heat-not-Burn product iQOS is coming to the UK. London specifically – for the moment at least.

Well, so what you might be asking, why has a new product launch attracted so much press? The answer to that is two-fold. One, it’s a new product from a tobacco company. We all know how much folks are beginning to despise the tobacco industry – particularly those in tobacco control and public health.

10 Years Later: Bloomberg’s Big Bet on Tobacco Reduction


It comes out to less than a dollar a person: Since 2006, Bloomberg Philanthropies’ investment of more than $600 million to reduce tobacco use has helped protect nearly 1.7 billion people from smoking’s health hazards, primarily in low- and middle-income countries.  The bet—while risky—offered a strong opportunity for philanthropy to play a role.



Fighting For The Right To Vape

Jessica Leigh Lebos

SURELY you’ve heard it before: Smoking kills.

One in five Americans will die from smoking-related cancer, respiratory illness or other disease this year, and cigarettes will kill over a billion people worldwide in the next decade.

Nicotine gum, prescription pills and sheer will power have helped many folks set down the death sticks, but quitting for good is notoriously hard. In the last few years, the use of e-cigarettes—also known as “vaping”—has been on the rise as a way for nicotine fiends to reduce the risks of conventional smokes and dial back the addiction altogether.

Twitter Moments

Alan Beard

Some odd tweets,but demos proof of concept ,following other #tweets

Martin Dockrell giving Free E-Cig Speech

Martin is Tobacco Control Programme Lead for Public Health England. He joined
PHE in February after 7 years at Action on Smoking and Health. Martin has
worked in Public Health since the mid 1980’s when he was involved in HIV
prevention work. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health.

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