Vapers Digest 22nd November

Wednesday’s News at a glance:

Why Can’t Smokers Quit: Part II

Dr. Brad Rodu, Tobacco Truth

Last week I introduced our new study of persistent smokers in five waves of the FDA’s Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study.  I explained that menthol cigarettes and vaping had almost no effect on persistent smoking or quitting in this population, which was followed for about six years.  This week I’ll discuss some differences that distinguish persistent smokers from quitters.

Over 85% of persistent smokers puffed every day, a much higher rate than among smokers who quit in the following wave.  For example, in Wave 1, 87% of persistent smokers puffed every day, compared with 52% among quitters at Wave 2.

Hull hospital hands out vapes in anti-smoking drive

Anne-Marie Tasker,  BBC Look North

A hospital is handing out free vapes in an attempt to persuade staff and visitors to give up smoking.

The “Swap and Stop” initiative was held outside Hull Royal Infirmary.

Recent figures show that more that one in five people in Hull are smokers, the second highest rate in England.

Two From Dave Cross, Planet Of The Vapes

New NCSCT Vaping Briefing

The National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training (NCSCT) has released its updated guide to vaping aimed at health and social care professionals. “Vaping: a guide for health and social care professionals” has undergone numerous edits as part of a structured review to capture the depth and breadth of feedback. The authors hope that the release has a similar impact within the smoking cessation field and broader health and social care community as previous NCSCT briefings.

The ‘Western Pacific Declaration’

The Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA) has sent the ‘Western Pacific Declaration’ that was signed by 117 leading individuals at the Asia Harm Reduction Forum in Manila last month to the new Regional Director of World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pacific’s Regional Office. The Declaration calls for a shift towards more transparent, inclusive, and collaborative decision-making processes.


BARR: FDA’s Continuing, Disjointed And Misdirected War On Tobacco And E-Cigarettes

In the 14 years since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was granted what it had for decades sought — power to regulate tobacco and tobacco products — it has sought to expand its reach. One way the agency has done this is by waging a misguided, years-long crusade against e-cigarettes.

FDA’s broad tobacco mandate, overseen by its Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), is to “regulate the manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products to protect public health.”

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