Vapers Digest 13th July

Wednesday’s News at a glance:

Experts Exposing Vaping Dental Lies Deserve Praise

 Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA), Scoop

“Four experts from Newcastle University’s School of Dental Sciences have done us all a favour by speaking the truth and smashing the latest lie against vaping,” says Nancy Loucas, Executive Coordinator of the Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA).

Her comments follow a claim in the British Dental Journal that vaping causes tooth damage. The claim was made by two food science lecturers at the Cardiff Metropolitan University School of Sport and Health Science.

U.S. Tobacco Harm Reduction Opposition — Déjà Vu and Nothing New Since 1994

Dr. Brad Rodu, Tobacco Truth

Today’s attacks on tobacco harm reduction (THR) follow the same playbook used against me 28 years ago, when I published my first professional medical article proposing the substitution of smoke-free products for cigarettes.

One from Dave Cross, Planet of the Vapes

Disposables Survey Fuels Teen Concern

Latest findings from an annual survey have fuelled concerns that disposable vapes are too readily accessible by young people. The annual YouGov youth survey for ASH, carried out in March and published last week, shows current vaping among children 11-17 up from 4% in 2020 to 7% in 2022. The proportion of children who admit ever having tried vaping has also risen from 14% in 2020 to 16% in 2022.


Brazil Maintains E-cigarette Ban

Tobacco Reporter

Brazil’s national health surveillance agency, Anvisa, decided on July 6 to maintain its ban on the import, advertising and sale of electronic cigarettes in Brazil, according to News Bulletin 24/7. The restriction began in 2009, but marketing continues illegally in the country, so Anvisa also called for increased inspections and educational campaigns  to curb the illicit trade in e-cigarettes.

Abboud: Congress Intended for FDA to Use Discretion

Tony Abboud, Tobacco Reporter

Under the new law governing synthetic nicotine products signed on March 15, 2022, Congress imposed a short 60-day deadline for companies to file premarket tobacco product applications (PMTAs) and declared that if such applications were not approved within 120 days (the Act) they would be “in violation of” the Federal Food Drug & Cosmetic Act’s (FDCA) PMTA requirement.

On this Day…2018

FDA: You Can Run Models..

But You Can’t Hide Facts About Smokeless Tobacco
Brad Rodu, Tobacco Truth

In a recent New England Journal of Medicine article, FDA researchers went to great lengths to conceal the fact that smokeless tobacco (ST) use has an entirely negligible impact on life expectancy.

The article, “Potential Public Health Effects of Reducing Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes in the United States,” (here) by Benjamin Apelberg and colleagues, was the centerpiece of FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s March 15 announcement of a radical nicotine reduction rule for cigarettes.

Does Vaping Help You Quit Smoking?

Carl V. Phillips, Daily Vaper

This week’s headlines contain the all-too-familiar claim that a new study shows that vaping does not aid in smoking cessation, or even hinders it. Once again, this interpretation of the study results is wrong, and once again it is for most of the same reasons similar past claims were wrong. The error is not complicated, but it is easy for tobacco controllers to use it to manufacture anti-vaping results: Not every smoker who vapes is trying to switch, and smokers who have been vaping a while have already demonstrated they are not likely to switch.

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