Vapers Digest 24th November

Wednesday’s News at a glance:

Kim Tingley, The New York Times Magazine

When they firstappeared in the United States in the mid-2000s, “electronic nicotine delivery systems” — e-cigarettes, vapes, e-liquids and other wares that contain the stimulant found in tobacco — were subject to little federal oversight. Their makers could incorporate countless other ingredients and flavorings.

PDF version: Vaping Is Risky. Why Is the F.D.A. Authorizing E-Cigarettes – The New York Times


TWO from Dave Cross, Planet of the Vapes

Netherlands Bans Nicotine Pouches

The Netherlands has announced a ban on tobacco-free nicotine pouches containing 0.035 milligrams or more of nicotine, describing them as harmful attempt. The government has also released further details of its comprehensive ban on e-liquid flavours.

Advocates Announce ‘Good COP, Bad COP’ Awards

With the international tobacco control conference COP9 now over, tobacco harm reduction (THR) advocates have handed out their ‘Good COP, Bad COP’ awards. The awards follow THR experts and consumer advocates organising a global livestream from 8 to 12 November during COP9 – the 9th Conference of Parties for the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).

The challenges of tobacco regulation in India


Tobacco use is a widespread problem in India with major healthcare implications translating into a significant economic burden both from the cost of treatment and manhours lost. Yet it boggles the mind why this state of affairs has been allowed to continue for so long.

En France, être accompagné par un vape shop augmente les chances d’arrêter de fumer

Philippe Poirson, Vapolitique

Bénéficier d’un accompagnement de son vendeur de vape spécialisé augmente les chances d’arrêter de fumer. Dans une enquête en Ille-et-Vilaine (France), plus de 84 % des vapoteurs déclarant être accompagnés par leur vape shop ne fument plus. Tandis que les vapoteurs déclarant ne pas avoir été accompagnés sont 73 % à avoir arrêté la cigarette.

(English) In France, being accompanied by a vape shop increases the chances of quitting smoking: Benefit of an accompagnement of vape vendors specialized in addition to the chances of smoking. Dans join enquête in Ille-et-Vilaine (France), plus 84% ​​of vapoteurs declarant être accompagnés par leur vape shop and fument plus. Also that the vapoteurs declare that they are not the only person who is accompanied, they are 73% to avoid the cigarette.

Build Back Better robs the poor to feed the rich

The late David Foster Wallace once said, “The great thing about irony is that it splits things apart, gets up above them so we can see the flaws and hypocrisies and duplicates.”

Sadly, we are seeing many hypocrisies on full display in the Build Back Better tax agenda that Congress is considering.

Vince Leach, AZ Central

Arizonans have experienced their share of challenges throughout this pandemic, but in many ways, small businesses and the working class have borne the brunt of it.

That recovery is now in jeopardy as Democrats in Congress and President Joe Biden push large tax increases to fund their $1.75 trillion social safety plan. If signed into law, these taxes, including levies on tobacco products, will have unintended consequences for generations to come, threatening our state’s economic recovery and national security.

On this Day…2017

E-Cigs Cause No Long Term Lung Harm

Ashtray Blog

For the first time, we have a study which looks at the effect of vaping on the lungs over the long term. The result? No negative impact on the lungs over a period of several years.

Most vapers are ex-smokers, and could be expected to have some lung damage. To get round this problem, the researchers decided to seek out vapers who had never smoked.

This wasn’t easy – at the time just 0.01% of people who have never smoked, vaped!

TC has created a generation of vaper haters

Simon Clark, Taking Liberties

Following the implementation of a workplace vaping ban in New York State producers wanted to debate the issue on the not unreasonable grounds that what happens in New York (the smoking ban, for example) could be adopted in the UK.

The item was scheduled for Wednesday but on Tuesday it was pushed back 24 hours. During that time my opponent changed. It was originally going to be an occasional Channel 4 presenter I’d never heard of.

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