News 23rd – 24th Dec 2014
Christmas Eve Round Up
A final collection of what’s in the news before Christmas. We will taking a break from daily updates over the festive period while the Anti Electronic Cigarette Brigade feast on their Public Health coffers! But we will be keeping an eye on the news and anything of note will appear in your news feeds!
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And in the words of Dave Dorn:
“Vape On. Vape Hard, and Don’t Let The Bastards Grind You Down!”
The idea that there are SO few positive places on the internet about vaping – that I could google-got me to thinking. We NEED somewhere someone can GO, and see what the numbers are, the thoughts are, the comments are. What ARE the concerns, what helps. Youtube gave me a few answers.
Daily cigarette smoking has decreased markedly over the past five years (almost 50 percent) across all grades. For eighth graders, it dropped to 1.4 percent compared to 2.7 percent five years ago. Among 10th graders, it dropped to 3.2 percent compared to 6.3 percent five years ago. Among high school seniors, it dropped to 6.7 percent, down from 8.5 percent last year and 11.2 percent five years ago
I am all for regulating the marketing of electronic cigarettes so that it does not target youth. However, I submit that measures to accomplish this should represent legitimate (i.e., constitutionally valid) government actions
Survey results released last week indicate that use of electronic cigarettes by American teenagers continues to rise, even as their use of conventional cigarettes continues to fall. You might think these diverging trends would give pause to critics who worry that e-cigarettes are “reglamorizing” the old-fashioned, combustible kind.
Straight talking from Frank Davis
I must say that I really enjoy how antismoking zealots are falling out with each other over e-cigs. It’s enough to go buy some popcorn and a few beers, and sit back watching the action with a big grin.
These are people who’ve all devoted their lives to attacking and demonising and excluding smokers (and now vapers), largely at public expense, and now they’re all attacking and demonising each other.
Three television adverts for electronic cigarettes have been banned, just weeks after the rules were changed so people could be shown using them.
Two of the adverts featured a woman exhaling vapour which, according to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), appeared to glamourise the smoking of tobacco products.
False Documents supporting a $9108 fine for possessing Electronic Cigarettes containing nicotine
The Queensland Parliament has amended the Tobacco and Other Smoking Products Act 1998 (Tobacco Act) to capture electronic cigarettes as smoking products. Electronic cigarettes will now be subject to the same laws as regular cigarettes, from 1 January 2015