A Major Embarrassment for the FDA: Congressman to Introduce E-Cigarette Regulatory Bill Tomorrow ~ U.S. House bill would exempt e-cigarettes from tobacco regulations ~ Concerns explode over new health risks of vaping ~ Letter: Federal Action Needed – Let’s Protect Public Health ~Nicotine and e-cigarettes: Rethinking addiction in the context of reduced harm ~ American Doctor Speaks Out ~ ASH And The Goldilocks Fairy Tale
Wednesday’s News at a glance:
Michael Siegel, The Rest Of The Story
According to multiple sources, Representative Duncan Hunter (R-CA) will introduce legislation tomorrow in the House of Representatives that will create a new regulatory framework for electronic cigarettes and vaping products. The bill is titled “The Cigarette Smoking Reduction and Electronic Vapor Alternatives Act of 2017.”
Science News For Students, Lindsey Konkel
When Irfan Rahman talked to young vapers, some complained of bleeding mouths and throats. And these bloody sores seemed slow to heal. Such reports concerned this toxicologist at the University of Rochester in New York. So he decided to investigate what the vapors inhaled from electronic cigarettes might be doing to mouth cells.
The Missouri Times, A.J. Moll – Executive Director of Missouri Smoke Free
According to the centers for disease control, 480,000 Americans die each year from smoking. Traditional quit aids like gum and patch only work for 4% of the population; cold turkey is slightly better at 7%. Traditional tobacco control ideology, “quit or die trying to quit” is failed policy. Research has shown that vapor and e-cigs have a cessation rate well over 60%.
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Science Direct, Sharon Cox, Sarah Jakes
Addiction is often considered synonymous with harm and suffering. An act of harm to oneself and often others, historically it has been viewed as an issue of social and moral recalcitrance. Substance abuse (recreational or dependence related) also creates a multi-billion-pound public health bill, and this, added to the fact it is often deemed an act of ‘self-harm’ or ‘self-destruction’, incites little in the way of public sympathy. The idea of addiction as a disease or disorder has heightened the public perception that it must, like all diseases, be treated.
Planet Of The Vapes, Mawsley
Dr. Mark Sikorski prides himself on extensive, thorough, and personable family care. His tenure and reputation within the local and national medical community is outstanding. He bucks the trend of the American medical community, who spend their time attacking electronic cigarettes, by adopting a harm reduction approach and not inventing alternative facts.
Handy TC Tip. Replace 'shock & awe' graphs of >e-cigarette use by youth by publicising analogous decrease in smoking rates – and celebrate! pic.twitter.com/xBUdQ8wHnn
— INNCOorg (@INNCOorg) April 26, 2017
One of the most bizarre measures in the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive – a hideous and disgraceful piece of legislation which has nothing to do with ‘harmonising EU markets’ but everything to do with social engineering – is the ridiculous banning of 10 packs of cigarettes and smaller pouches of tobacco.
A look back at how things have moved on or otherwise…
Clive Bates talks big tobacco & impact of the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive – RegWatch
Sally Satel – Wall Street Journal
Misinformation about e-cigarettes and vaping presents a growing threat to public health. Earlier this month, Parvesh Kumar was sentenced to three years in jail and fined $1,500. His crime? Selling cigarettes.
To be precise, e-cigarettes, battery-powered devices that heat a nicotine solution to produce a vapor. In 2013, the state drugs controller declared them an “unapproved drug” under India’s 1940 Drugs and Cosmetics Act. A medical license is now required for any device that emits vapor containing nicotine—unless it’s in the form of tobacco smoke, of course.
In A Room During Use Of An E-Cigarette
A new study presented at the 4th Workplace and Indoor Aerosols conference in Barcelona shows, for the first time, that exhaled e-cigarette particles are liquid droplets that evaporate within seconds
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