Wednesday’s News at a glance:
E-cigarette chargers seized after more than half fail survey safety tests ~ Prison Vapes ~ The War against Vaping and E-cigarettes ~ Withdrawal of the Proposed Rule To Revise General Provisions; Electronic Cigarettes ~ New WHO/NCI Report Falsely Conflates Smoking & Tobacco ~ You vape, bro? Cuomo wants a tax ~One man’s misfortune – a lesson for all of us ~James Bond: The profile of a perfect vaper? ~ Minimum wage increase, car tax hike and e-cigarette changes: How new laws affect you ~ NSP ~ On This Day ~
Barry and District News reporter
MORE than half of e-cigarette chargers surveyed by a regulatory body have been seized after they failed safety tests.
The Shared Regulatory Services, which covers the Vale of Glamorgan as well as Cardiff and Bridgend, is advising businesses to proceed with caution when selling e-cigarette chargers to consumers.
In total, 17 e-cigarette chargers were purchased from a number of small retailers across the Vale, Cardiff and Bridgend and 10 (58 per cent) failed an initial screening test.
Planet of the Vapes / Mawsley
A successful electronic cigarette trial in Guernsey prison resulted in trials taking place at other mainland UK institutions. It was generally accepted that the specially designed vape products had a lot to offer prisoners and a part to play in the new smoke-free environments. Unfortunately, problems are being experienced and the company responsible is refusing to be accountable.
The E-Cig industry is fighting back against new government rules that they say hurts their quickly growing industry. Many customers say vaping has helped them stop the more dangerous cigarette smoking. So why are government agencies and others so against vaping? David Nazar has an exclusive interview with the man in charge of tobacco products at the FDA, and we talk to people who enjoy vaping.
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The National Park Service withdraws the proposed rule that would revise the regulation that defines smoking to include the use of electronic cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems; and would allow a superintendent to close an area, building, structure, or facility to smoking when necessary to maintain public health and safety.
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Tobacco Truth / Brad Rodu
The World Health Organization and the U.S. National Cancer Institute recently published a 700-page report on the economic consequences of smoking, tobacco use, or both (here). The dozens of tobacco experts who contributed failed to distinguish between tobacco and smoke. This is especially disappointing, since one of the two editors, University of Illinois at Chicago professor Frank Chaloupka, previously acknowledged the difference (here).
Lohud / Joh Campbell
ALBANY – The liquid used in e-cigarettes would soon be hit with a state tax if Gov. Andrew Cuomo has his way.
Cuomo on Tuesday proposed a 10-cent-per-milliliter tax on the liquid or gel in vaporizer pens and similar devices, which have grown in popularity in recent years as an alternative to traditional, lit cigarettes.
NNA Alliance / David Dorn
Andrew Hall may not be the most competent vaper on the planet, but he’s not solely to blame.
You may have seen the media stories today about the Idaho man whose e-cigarette exploded. It seems he was using a hybrid mod. The vast majority of e-cig users use regulated mods containing inbuilt electronic safety features which mechanical and hybrid mods do not have. No reputable vendor will sell a hybrid or mechanical mod to a non advanced user.
Vaping Post / Jérôme Harlay
“It won’t be the nicotine that kills you, Mr Bond”
Everybody knows how James Bond’s life is stressful. He is a joker, a gambler, he smokes and drinks. But in “this ever-changing world in which we’re living” (Live and Let Die, lyrics) we have never seen James using an e-cigarette to get his nicotine fix, why? The warning, “It won’t be the nicotine that kills you, Mr Bond”, in the mouth of vilains, in 1967, could have paved the way of his smoking cessation.
South Wales Evening Post / Jack Pitts
OVER the next 12 months a number of new laws will come into force, affecting millions of people across Wales. The changes include a minimum wage increase, a hike in car tax fees and stringent new e-cigarette laws.
A look back at how things have moved on or otherwise…
A brilliant read as always from The rambling thoughts of an Irish Grandad-
It is a known medical fact that all diseases are “smoking related”.
Everything from Athlete’s Foot through to Yellow Fever is on the list and it makes life a lot easier for the Anti Nazis. If your death is non-accidental then it has to have been a smoking related disease which is all good for business and even better for propaganda. Even if you have never smoked but die from Bubonic Plague then you must have been in contact with cigarette smoke at some stage in your life [two seconds is enough, as we all know there is no safe level yada yada yada]….
I am 72 years old now, and in fact I am nearer to 73 than to 72, I first started smoking when I was about 10 or 11, through peer pressure, the bad lads did it so I wanted to smoke as well.
At that age it was just the odd cigarette, now and again, when and if, I had the money to get hold of some cigarettes, in which case I would get one of the older boys to buy me some cigarettes….