Wednesday’s News at a glance:
I’d like to kick a few butts – Lawmaker wants flavored e-cigarettes banned in New York State as use in high schools rises – Lung disease costs the United Kingdom £11bn every year – report – Electronic cigarette myths should go up in smoke -Nicotine Ecigs reduce craving for tobacco cigarettes not flavors, study finds – E-cigarettes a booming business – Special Issue “Electronic Cigarette Use and Public Health” – Why are doctors afraid to recommend vaping to smokers?
The Daily Advocate, Momma Vapes
While we’re on a butt kicking theme, this great-grandma would also like to kick some butts. You see, at 58 years old, I’m the OLDEST person in my Mom’s family. All who came before me are gone, most of them smoked or had lives filled with second hand smoke. Smoking has even tried to take out younger members of my family. My son had a heart attack at 29 years old, thanks to smoking.
Daily News, Glenn Blain
ALBANY – A state lawmaker from Manhattan plans to introduce legislation this week banning the sale of flavored electronic cigarettes in New York. State Sen. Brad Hoylman, a Democrat, said flavored e-cigarettes are a “gateway drug” that eventually leads users, especially teens, to traditional cigarettes.
Sky News, Dan Whitehead
New figures show lung disease is costing the UK more than £11bn every year, prompting criticism the NHS and governments are not doing enough to tackle one of the country’s biggest killers.
Orange County Register, Adam B. Summers
It is hardly news when some politician or special-interest group demonizes a certain group or business or industry to score political points or advance their agenda. But facts and evidence should still mean something.
One group that has been particularly targeted in recent years is the electronic cigarette industry.
— B Fojtik (@PositiveEnerG) March 15, 2017
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Vaping Post, Jérôme Harlay
An important issue for a successful alternative to smoking is to determine which aspects of vaping may be important to focus on to imitate the smoking ritual as closely as possible. This is what the researchers from the University of (KU) Leuven and Thomas More University College of Antwerp are examining with this study.
The Wilson Times, Drew C. Wilson
Could FDA rules make $4B vaping industry go up in smoke? It’s all a matter of taste for young vapers. “Our most popular flavors are the candies overall,” said Tucker Williams, manager of Kick Ash Vapor Lounge in Wilson. The Raleigh Road Parkway store has more than 200 flavors of e-juice for e-vapor electronic cigarettes. For many cigarette smokers hoping to leave their nicotine habit behind, e-cigarettes have become a solution.
— Stuart F (@stuart180) March 15, 2017
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601), Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos
Electronic cigarettes continue to gain popularity and acceptance by consumers, but the public health community is divided on the potential benefits or adverse effects from their use. Contradictory opinions on safety/risk assessment and population effects dominate the discussion.
Vaping Post, Jim McDonald
A new survey of doctors shows the extent of the damage caused by the endless war on vaping by so-called public health groups. Presented a hypothetical scenario in which a smoking patient asks if she should try e-cigarettes to quit smoking, the majority of surveyed physicians say no.
A look back at how things have moved on or otherwise…
….Of course it isn’t, we’re talking about tobacco control initiatives here, they’re never about science and always sod all to do with health too. This beach ban in Wales is perfect proof of that.
Paul Barnes – Facts Do Matter
So there’s a new quack in town that has decided to jump on the anti-vaping bandwagon. Is this quack a respiratory physician? A specialist in the deep, dark and mysterious ways of the lung and airway? A specialist in the effects of cancer or other diseases that have been linked with smoking?
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