Vapers Digest 21st June

Wednesday’s News at a glance:

Keller and Heckman Files Amicus Brief with Supreme Court

Tobacco Reporter

Eric Gotting and Azim Chowdhury, partners at Keller and Heckman, filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in support of Avail Vapor’s writ of certiorari petitioning the SCOTUS to review the 4th Circuit’s decision to uphold the Food and Drug Administration’s marketing denial order of Avail’s premarket tobacco product application for its nontobacco-flavored e-liquids, according to a post on The Continuum of Risk.

Three From Dave Cross, Planet Of The Vapes

NHS Chief Supports Disposable Vape Ban

Last week, we reported how the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has issued a call to ban disposable vapes in an effort to prevent teen vaping – despite the fact that selling to children is already illegal and the problem lies will illicit vapes that are already banned. Unfortunately, NHS Chief Executive Amanda Pritchard lent the Royal College her support in a speech to NHS ConfedExpo 2023.

New Opportunities Must Not Be Wasted

New opportunities to reduce tobacco-related death and disease must not be wasted – harm reduction is the focus at the Global Forum on Nicotine in Warsaw. The event takes place this week from Wednesday 21 to Saturday 24 June at the Marriott Hotel. As well as conference presentations, additional sidebar events will be happening by and for consumer advocacy groups.


Absolutely nothing of note is happening in Parliament at the moment, so it’s no wonder they’ve found time to talk about vaping and tobacco harm reduction. The Conservative’s Andrew Rosindell, Neil Hudson and Labour’s Alex Sobel all plied questions to the Department for Health and Social Care.


Inconsistency, Corruption of Congress on Display in Vape Debate

Brian McNicoll, Real Clear Health

It’s not that hard anymore in a state legislature to get a bill across the finish line that will legalize or at least decriminalize marijuana use. But outside the West Coast, few states are even thinking of legalizing cocaine, heroin, or other hard drugs.

Not that long ago, marijuana legislation was dead on arrival in most state capitals, so it’s possible Overton’s window will shift on these other drugs too. But it’s fair to ask why marijuana and none of the others.

Ohio Legislators Sneak Flavor Ban into Must-Pass Bill

Jim McDonald, Vaping 360

New legislation in Ohio would ban the sale of all flavored vaping products (aside from tobacco and menthol) not specifically authorized by the FDA. If passed, the law would wipe out vape shops and eliminate legal access to products preferred by the vast majority of consumers, including disposable vapes and bottled e-liquid. But it would leave unauthorized vape products sold by major tobacco companies untouched.

New solutions urgently needed to tackle smoking worldwide:

experts to convene in Poland at the Global Forum on Nicotine

Global Forum on Nicotine, Global Newswire

International public health specialists, scientists, doctors, regulators, consumers and manufacturers are convening this week in the Polish capital to discuss new ways of tackling global smoking-related death and disease. Over four days, 70 speakers and hundreds of delegates at the tenth annual Global Forum on Nicotine (21 – 24 June) will focus on tobacco harm reduction, which encourages adults who cannot quit smoking to switch to safer nicotine products.

Despite decades of tobacco control efforts, a billion people still smoke worldwide, with eight million smoking-related deaths each year. Four in five smokers live in low- and middle-income countries, least able to cope with the resulting burden of disease, and smoking is a major cause of health inequalities in higher income countries. The thousands of toxins released when tobacco burns cause smoking-related diseases, not nicotine, which is a comparatively low-risk substance.

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