Tuesday’s News at a glance:
E-Cigarettes Carry Much Less Risk of Lung Cancer Than Cigarette Smoke – Dueling Interests at CPSC and FDA “Deem” E-cigarette Battery Safety a Priority – Reynolds gains legal victory in lawsuit addressing e-cig vapor – Vaping in the News: August 26th – Lower nicotine levels make no difference to smokers – What Trump’s FDA director gets wrong – Experts divide over Australia’s e-cigarettes ban – Who is being the new false vapor viral ads for children – Must. Defend. The. Policy! – My Data Driven Meta-Analysis: E-cigarettes cause less smoking. – Genius at Work – Regulators Cite Debunked ‘Popcorn Lung’ Claims – NSP Daily Digest
Lung Disease News
E-cigarettes carry much less cancer risk than tobacco smoke, although some types are more risky than others, a study shows.
The research, “Comparing the cancer potencies of emissions from vapourised nicotine products including e-cigarettes with those of tobacco smoke,” was published in the journal Tobacco Control.
In the past several years, vaping has become popular among people who want to avoid cigarette smoking. Both the scientific community and the public have been divided over whether vaporized nicotine products, such as e-cigarettes or heat-not-burn products, are better for your health than smoking.
E-cigarettes function by heating a nicotine-containing liquid, while heat-not-burn products heat tobacco.
Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer
The regulation of e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (“ENDS”) presents complex regulatory and scientific challenges. Two key federal agencies with product safety mandates and overlapping jurisdiction – the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Food and Drug Administration – have turned their attention onto the specific area of e-cigarette battery-related fires and explosions in the last few months.
In August 2016, the Food and Drug Administration finalized its so-called Deeming Rule to bring e-cigarettes and ENDS, as well as their components and parts such as batteries, under its authority to regulate tobacco products. Under this newly granted authority to regulate e-cigarettes and ENDS, FDA held a public workshop in April on “Battery Safety Concerns in Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems.” Through the workshop and also through other channels, FDA is seeking data and other information on explosions, fires, and overheating of e-cigarettes. FDA also has initiated a public safety campaign of “Tips to Help Avoid Vape Battery Explosions.”
A federal judge in California ruled a second time in favor of a subsidiary of Reynolds American Inc. in a potential class-action lawsuit claiming public harm from the content of electronic cigarette vapor.
Judge James Donato, of the California Northern District Court, dismissed Thursday the second amended complaint of plaintiff Jerod Harris.
Reynolds said Friday it had no comment on the dismissal.
R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co.’s Vuse brand is the top-selling e-cig in the U.S. with a 29.6 percent market share, according to research by Wells Fargo Securities analyst Bonnie Herzog. It is available at more than 100,000 retail outlets nationwide, with distribution beginning in California in June 2014.
This edition includes the FDA’s “game changing” propaganda tour, taxes… and the tobacco control gateway claim still seems to be taking tickets.
Glantz is a punchline – Christopher Snowden explains that better than I could dream, and smoking and e-cigarette rates are down among teens. Again.
Oh yeah, lung cancer risks.
Free Malaysia Today
Experts have questioned the effectiveness of reducing the amount of nicotine in cigarettes in order to curb the smoking addiction in Malaysia.
Similar efforts were recently made in the US, with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcing in July that nicotine levels in cigarettes would be lowered to address the issue.
Speaking to FMT, Malaysian Council for Tobacco Control (MCTC) president Dr Molly Cheah said the idea sounded good but it might not be viable.
When asked if the government should implement similar regulations here, she said there are no safe levels of nicotine.
“So there is no use arguing that the chances of getting addicted are smaller if your nicotine levels are lower,” she said.
Carrie Wade, Daily Vaper (via R-Street)
Newly installed Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is proposing to shift his agency’s focus and strategy to reduce smoking and its consequences. Recognizing that not all forms of nicotine delivery are equally harmful, Gottlieb’s plan would undertake the vital job of communicating those differences in risk to the public.
Clearly, this long has been an area where more needs to be done. Two-thirds of smokers say they want to quit and roughly half of current smokers attempt to do so each year, but successful quit rates remain less than 10 percent.
Melissa Davey, The Guardian (AU)
When cancer biologist Miranda Ween spoke at a medical conference in Canberra earlier this year about her research investigating the effect of electronic cigarette vapour on the lungs, she put up a poster at the venue showing how e-cigarette flavourings could harm cells in the airways.
She later found the poster vandalised and on the floor.
Even roomfuls of health experts at medical conferences are divided over whether e-cigarettes and vaping products are useful aids to quit smoking or a potentially harmful and new means for big tobacco to try to remain profitable and keep people smoking in countries with tightening tobacco control policies.
Philippe Poirson, Vapolitique
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"assessment of airborne *nicotine* in the living room and children's bedroom", see what they did there? https://t.co/y5e2ffnxUQ
— Dick Puddlecote (@Dick_Puddlecote) August 27, 2017
Those of you who use Twitter will have seen that the reason for lack of content this past week was because I was holidaying in the Dordogne. After a week of clear blue skies and temperatures of 30 plus degrees every day, I brought some weather back for you for the bank holiday weekend, you can thank me later.
In the meantime, some fellow jewel robbers have been expressing their disgust at the cruel no vaping policy at Priscilla Bacon Lodge in Norfolk where Anna Raccoon was receiving ‘care’ before she sadly passed away last week. The hospice has come up with a quite bizarre reason for their heartless e-cig ban.
Imagine you’re a tobacco control “expert”, a professor, in fact. There is notoriety, fame even. You’re not a scientist, but while bumbling through your meta-analysis, you elude to being one for decades. Ahhh the life.
While walking upright, there’s a noticeable amount of donut powder in your beard (to show your expertise) in almost any
sterileartifical setting — where everyone will nod their heads in agreement…
Since I have the formalities out of the way, I will meta-analyse the chart below for before Professor Puff-N-Stuff gets his grubby paws on it.
I’ll submit my findings for all you math / data / science /statistitians for peer review below!
Aren’t you excited?
Dave Cross, StealthVape
A sigh punctuated what had become an increasingly uncomfortable silence. This kind of thing was meant to be easy, and the two men sitting on either side of the table were masters at their game – but they were running out of ideas. That scared them if the clicking of biros and beads of sweat were anything to go by.
Stan drove a pudgy finger into one of the seventeen folds hanging off his chin. The scratch sent dead skin tumbling onto his blank Mindmap sheet. Boys at school learn how to affect a certain expression, a practised look they summon up on command when a teacher asks the class a question. It says I’m thinking very hard about something so please don’t ask me directly.
Steve Birr, The Daily Vaper
County regulators in Iowa advocating new restrictions on electronic cigarettes are using debunked claims about the threat of a respiratory illness called “popcorn lung” to stir fear over the devices.
The Board of Supervisors in Boone County is reviewing a proposal to treat vaping devices like any other tobacco product, despite the fact that e-cigarettes only contain nicotine. It will ban the use of vaping devices in virtually every public setting in the county, including offices, outdoor venues, shopping malls, hotels and casinos, reports Boone News-Republican.
To push the restrictions, proponents are citing a debunked claim that e-cigarettes can cause a severe respiratory illness called bronchiolitis obliterans, or “popcorn lung.” The condition stems from inhaling large amounts of a chemical called diacetyl.