Vapers Digest 26th January

Wednesday’s News at a glance:

Shantanu Guha Ray, The Times Of India

The 10th annual vape predictions is out in the market, and experts have told us what it means for the market this year.

Let’s get to the first things first.

Experts say last year’s high were mainly regulatory directions many Asian countries took on lower-risk alternatives, including China. A top WHO award went to India’s former health minister for banning vaping, even as he was in the midst of being ousted for grossly mishandling the Covid situation.


Two from Dave Cross, Planet of the Vapes

Oz Study Finds Success

Legalise Vaping Australia say a major study published in the prestigious Addictive Behaviours journal finds daily vapers are 100% more likely to quit smoking successfully. This is a problem for Australian smokers and current vapers because the federal government has banned over-the-counter sales and made accessing nicotine containing eliquid very difficult to do.

Disposables Causing A Stir

Use of disposable vape products is causing a stir on the south coast and comes as DEFRA launches a consultation on plastic pollution of the environment. Andrej Kuttruf, CEO of vape company Evapo, has spoken to a Bournemouth journalist on the topic but the resulting article still relied heavily on an old, hysterical piece in The Sun.

Palace distances itself from controversial vape bill

Prince Golez, Politiko

Malacañang said it is leaving it to Congress to carefully review the measure that seeks to regulate the manufacture, sale, and use of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products.

Acting presidential spokesperson Karlo Nograles made the statement after medical groups asked President Rodrigo Duterte to veto vape bill, which aims to lower the age limit of access to e-cigarettes and vapes from 21 to 18 years old.

House ratifies bicam report on measure regulating vape

Billy Begas, Politiko

The House of Representatives has ratified the bicameral conference committee report regulating the use and sale of vaporized nicotine and non-nicotine products.

During Wednesday’s plenary session, no one objected to the ratification of the report reconciling the disagreeing provisions of House Bill 9007 and Senate Bill 2239.

Jim McDonald, Vaping 360

The Lithuanian Seimas (parliament) has finalized a law prohibiting the sale of vaping products in non-tobacco flavors. The flavor prohibition applies to all products, including those not containing nicotine.

The legislation—which amends the country’s existing Law on Control of Tobacco, Tobacco Products and Related Products—passed by a 92-9 vote (with nine members abstaining), according to LRT. The ban will take effect July 1.

English Councils Improve Smoking Cessation Work Despite Funding Cuts

Alex Norcia, Filter Mag

survey published by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and Cancer Research UK on January 24 revealed how local governments in England managed to improve their smoking cessation services in 2021, despite significant funding issues.

On this Day…2018

National Academies Report On E-Cigs:

Just What The FDA Ordered
Carl V. Phillips, Daily Vaper

The much anticipated National Academies report on vaping and vapor products has just been released. The report, a massive review of the existing journal articles (only) that address various aspects of the subject, reaches most of the obvious conclusions. However, it is cleverly skewed to support the FDA agenda, and thus is about as anti-vaping as is possible without making blatantly absurd claims.

FDA vote throws doubt on iQOS 

As reduced-risk product – Fergus Mason

An FDA panel voted yesterday to reject more than a million pages of evidence and dismiss Philip Morris International’s claim that their iQOS heated tobacco product is a safer alternative to tobacco. While that doesn’t write off hopes of the device being certified as a Modified Risk Tobacco Product, it’s certainly a blow to the company’s hopes.

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