Vapers Digest 31st January
Wednesday’s News at a glance:
Tell me you don't know anything about nicotine #ecigs without telling me…..
1. Refer to use of ecigs as "smoking"
2. Introduce the topic by citing the number of people affected by EVALI in 2019 (despite it being caused by contaminated THC vapes, NOT nicotine ecigs).
— Jonathan Foulds PhD (@JonathanFoulds) January 30, 2024
Three From Dave Cross, Planet Of The Vapes
The Independent British Vape Trade Association (IBVTA) and the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) have responded to two studies by University College London researchers that found the Government’s smoke-free ambition is stalling and a disposables ban will have unintended consequences. The studies are pertinent given this week’s likely announcement that Rishi Sunak intends to ban disposable vapes, restrict eliquid flavours and place a huge tax on vaping.
A ban on disposable vapes, currently being considered by the UK Government, would affect one in seven young adults (aged 18-24) in Great Britain, and one in 20 adults overall, according to a new study led by University College London researchers. The study and comments were released at the end of last week in advance of any announcement.
Scientists specialising in the research of vaping and tobacco harm reduction have reacted to the Government announcing the ban on disposable vapes and other measures, including Professor Lion Shahab, Dr Sarah Jackson, Professor Ann McNeill, Professor Jamie Brown, and Professor Caitlin Notley – all well known to those who follow their work on Planet of the Vapes.
Jim McDonald, Vaping 360
The FDA has charged 21 small retail stores with selling unauthorized disposable vapes, and will seek to punish them with the maximum fines allowed by law. Most of the businesses are convenience stores and gas stations.
The stores are charged with selling Esco Bar disposables, which have not been authorized for sale by the FDA. The agency says all 21 stores were previously warned for selling unauthorized products and will now face escalating consequences.
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Vape TV, World Vapers’ Alliance
Global Forum on Nicotine
A look back at how things have moved on or otherwise…
Of Vaping Evidence – Jim McDonald
Over the past year, pro-harm reduction tobacco control and public health experts have sought to meet privately with philanthropist Michael Bloomberg and his foundation Bloomberg Philanthropies’ anti-vaping leadership. They have been rebuffed, according to an article by reporter Marc Gunther.
There is unanimity across the world on the need to reduce smoking rates among people. Whether it is the ubiquitous cigarettes, or cigars or water pipes known locally as shisha in Nigeria, every concerned stakeholder wants a drop, indeed a continuous drop in smoking rates. While cigarettes have always received the most attention, people are beginning to also realise the danger that shisha portends especially to young people among whom it is increasingly popular.
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