Wednesday’s News at a glance:
Government Testing of Another Vape Shop Reveals No Cause for Concern about Secondhand Vaping – Electronic Vaping Coalition of America – Vape Shops Want to Do Good, but Fear F.D.A. Won’t Let Them Do Well – Nanny State Index 2017 – Use of moist oral snuff (snus) and pancreatic cancer: Pooled analysis of nine prospective observational studies. – Fierce debates dominate D.C.’s first E-Cigarette Summit – Smokers’ days enjoying a fag and a pint outside may be numbered amid calls to extend ban – Snap Election – Who gets the Vaper’s Vote?
The Rest of the Story, Michael Siegel
Government officials have now completed an investigation of a second vape shop, finding that levels of chemicals of concern are minimal in the ambient air of the vape shop, thus not posing any significant risk to customers.
Electronic Vaping Coalition of America
Linda Hansen interviews the EVCA’s lead “Coordination” counsel on the next legal steps towards erasing FDA deeming rules.
— G. Karl Snæ MD (@KalliSnae) May 10, 2017
Like so many entrepreneurs who have opened vaping shops lately, Stephen D’Angelo was a heavy smoker who finally kicked nicotine after switching to electronic cigarettes, which he viewed as a healthier — and less smelly — alternative.
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Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Today sees the publication of the 2017 edition of the Nanny State Index, a league table of the best and worst places in the European Union to eat, drink, smoke and vape. Each country is given a score according to the scale of its paternalistic regulation of alcohol, e-cigarettes, food and tobacco.
Use of moist oral snuff (snus) and pancreatic cancer: Pooled analysis of nine prospective observational studies.
While smoking is a well-established risk factor for pancreatic cancer, the effect of smokeless tobacco is less well understood. We used pooled individual data from the Swedish Collaboration on Health Effects of Snus Use to assess the association between Swedish snus use and the risk of pancreatic cancer.
RStreet.org, Carrie Wade
If you imagined an e-cigarette conference full of policymakers at a Marriott in Washington would be a tame event, you would be wrong. I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that e-cigarettes could a polarizing topic, but I will not soon forget the cheers and boos in the crowd as people stood up to state their opinions and present their research at the first E-Cigarette Summit here in Washington.
The Royal Society for Public Health is calling for the ban to cover parks, shopping areas, pub and restaurant gardens and all public events
Vaped, Totally Wicked
A look back at how things have moved on or otherwise…
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.
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.
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…