Vapers Digest 15th December

Friday’s News at a glance:

Join The NNA Campaign To Challenge Public Vape Bans – #VapesGiving – 2017! – Public Health Leaders Ask to Be Removed – FDA launches “Every Try Counts” campaign – Adolescent Smoking Rates Reach Historic Lows – Evidence from Freedom to Vape – Deafening Silence From Tobacco Controllers – Vapers: stay away from Thailand – Risk and responsibility – Vuse falls further behind Juul – HIV Won’t Kill You, but Smoking Will – Government Urged to Listen to Māori – Northeast sees rise in use of e-cigarettes – Nicotine Science and Policy Daily Digest

Join The NNA Campaign 

To Challenge Public Vape Bans

Time To Get Behind the Challenging Prohibition Campaign

The New Nicotine Alliance has begun a campaign opposing blanket vaping bans at work and in outdoor and indoor public spaces and they need your support.

Vaping is NOT covered by the current smoking bans meaning technically you can vape anywhere – however the NNA whilst pointing this out accept even they don’t want to see the use of e-cigarettes allowed everywhere!

#VapesGiving – 2017!


CASAA is thrilled and honored to be a participating member of the inaugural fundraising event, #VapesGiving.

Hosted by the American Vaping Association (AVA), funds collected during #VapesGiving (December 13 – 19) will be distributed to more than twenty state and national associations working tirelessly to defend access to vapor products.

Public Health Leaders Ask to Be Removed

From Mailing List of Foundation Offering Them Tobacco-Funded Grants

When Derek Yach, president of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, emailed 344 people last week, offering them grants from his tobacco funded foundation, he didn’t “BCC” those email IDs – he made his mailing list public, letting everyone know who else he was in touch with.


Adolescent Smoking Reach Historic Lows

Jacob Sullum, Reason

Survey data released today show that cigarette consumption by teenagers has reached “historic lows,” nothwithstanding warnings that the rising popularity of vaping would make smoking cool again. In an interview with The New York Times, Thomas Glynn, former cancer science director at the American Cancer Society, called the dramatic decline in adolescent smoking since the late 1990s “an astounding accomplishment in public health.” But he added that “I think we have to have alarms out” about adolescent vaping, which may yet lead to a surge in smoking. Don’t give up fear!

Teen Smoking Rates Plummet As Vaping Grows In Popularity

FDA – “Every Try Counts” campaign

Kevin Crowley, Vaping Links

FDA launches their latest campaign for an “adult smoking cessation education” campaign aimed at encouraging cigarette smokers to quit through messages of support called “Every Try Counts”. While the challenge will remain the same, their “tough love” approach of demonizing and shaming and nicotine guilt trips has turned into – well, a softer, kinder “positive” type of manipulation to say the same thing. Keep trying.

Evidence from Freedom to Vape

Published by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee

Earlier this month, on behalf of the Freedom to Vape campaign, I submitted evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee as part of the committee’s investigation into e-cigarettes.

The evidence has been published and can be read here.  Click here for a list of all those who have submitted evidence.

How Low Will They Go?

Deafening Silence From Tobacco Controllers About Glantz Allegations
Carl V. Phillips, Daily Vaper

As previously reported, anti-smoking and anti-vaping activist Stanton Glantz, a professor at the University of California, San Francisco, has been accused of sexual harassment and related academic fraud, among other transgressions. The accusations appear in a lawsuit filed by his former postdoc, Eunice Neeley, who also filed a complaint with the university.

Vapers: stay away from Thailand

Jim McDonald, Vaping 360

Recent arrests have again shown that Thailand is serious about its ban on vaping products. The Southeast Asian country prohibits sales and importation of e-cigarettes and e-liquid. Now it is apparently enforcing restrictions on possession too.

On Dec. 10, Thai police arrested a well-known internet personality, and charged her with possession of an e-cigarette and “vaping liquid,”

Risk and responsibility

Simon Clark, Taking Liberties

A long-awaited report about the health risks of heat-not-burn tobacco products was published this week.

According to BBC News:

“The Committee on Toxicity (COT) looked at the available evidence about the risks of two heat-not-burn products that have recently gone on sale in the UK – IQOS and iFuse…”

Vuse falls further behind Juul

Richard Craver, Winston-Salem Journal

The gap continued to widen during November between Juul, the new top-selling U.S. electronic cigarette, and Vuse of R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co., according to Nielsen data.

Wells Fargo Securities analyst Bonnie Herzog said Tuesday that Juul jumped to a 40 percent market share during the four-week period that ended Dec. 2. That’s up from 32.9 percent in October.

HIV Won’t Kill You, but Smoking Will

Damon Jacobs

When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced in 2017 that new HIV diagnoses had dropped 18 percent in 2014, it was a call for celebration. After all, many of us had spent the better part of the last two decades trying to get people to use condoms consistently in order to bring those numbers down. Thanks to strategies like PrEP and treatment as prevention (TasP), we finally saw what the beginning of “Ending the Epidemic” could look like…

Smokefree 2025 At Risk: 

Government Urged to Listen to Māori – Hapai Te Hauora

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ could be putting the Smokefree 2025 goal at risk through their scare-mongering tactics and attempts to influence the new Government to turn their backs on a sensible, harm reduction approach to smoking cessation. Hāpai Te Hauora has supported the Ministry of Health and previous ministers’ compassionate and progressive stance on e-cigarettes which championed a realistic and pragmatic pathway for people to become smoke free.

Northeast sees rise in use of e-cigarettes

There is a slow but gradual increase in the use of electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes in some NE states, revealed a latest Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) released last month.
E-cigarette, also called vape, is an alternative to paper cigarettes which functions by heating a liquid composed of nicotine and other flavours.

On this Day…2016

A look back at how things have moved on or otherwise….

The Children, You Say?

Dick Puddlecote

I’m sure you’ll all remember how plain packaging was sold to governments as a way of stopping children from taking up smoking, right?

Well, that quickly morphed into deterring adults once the liars in the tobacco control industry had gotten their way, but they did always say that there was no threat to freedom of choice. In fact, it was often stated categorically that they had no intention whatsoever of interfering with the choices that smokers make!

The Least Of Freedoms

 Frank Davis

These days I think of myself as a soldier fighting a war. I wake up every day to that war. And I’m fighting for freedom. I’m fighting not so much for freedom in general, but instead for a single, very simple freedom: the freedom to sit in a pub and drink a pint of beer and smoke a cigarette. For I think that if that simple freedom is lost, all freedom is lost.

The Future of Vaping:

15 E-Cig Experts Share Their Predictions For 2017

For the fifth year running, some of the biggest voices in the e-cig industry have gone out on a limb to predict the future of e-cigs next year.

This year we’re delighted to bring you thoughts from scientists, public health, a documentary maker, vape activists, trade organisations, consumer organisations, bloggers and more.

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