Vapers Digest 31st May

Wednesday’s News at a glance:

Incurie : la France est la championne d’Europe toute catégorie des esclaves du tabac -Meanwhile In The Real World -Gone in 60 seconds: Govt backs vaping law then announces inquiry one minute later – The Impact of the TPD – The next government must allow vaping to achieve its full potential – The Facts on E-Cigarettes – Move over Hippocrates: Harm reduction as the new paradigm for health care -The compliant independent vape industry will be disadvantaged if new regulations are not universally enforced. – Nicotine In the News – E-cigarettes are a lot safer than smoking #WorldNoTobaccoDay

Incurie : la France est la championne d’Europe toute catégorie des esclaves du tabac

Jeanyvesnau.com,

C’est un tableau désespérant. Il dit l’incapacité du politique français à peser sur la réalité tabagique. Une incapacité fortement teintée de duplicité.  Tout est dit et actualisé dans le prochain BEH

Meanwhile In The Real World

Dick Puddlecoat

Last week, BBC Radio 5 Live featured a spot on the new TPD regulations on tobacco (around 1 hr 8 mins here), along with the cowardly gold-plating which the UK government added by including pointless plain packaging to the mix. Part of the piece included this very telling vox pop section with retailers and consumers in Haverhill, Suffolk. It is 2 minutes long so do have a listen.

Gone in 60 seconds: Govt backs vaping law then announces inquiry one minute later

News.com.au, Joe Hildebrand

YOU wouldn’t think it was possible, but the stupidest law in Australia just got stupider.Within the space of 60 seconds last week, the Federal Government both declared it was standing by its ban on electronic cigarettes and announced there would be a parliamentary inquiry into reviewing that ban — led by one of its own MPs.


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The Impact of the TPD

Planet Of The Vapes, Mawsley

“The new laws are crazy,” a vape storeowner told the journalist from his local newspaper. For those businesses who sought to keep themselves legal, it has come at a price: the ridiculous extra hours of work, the reams of paper to be read or filled in, the loss from having to discount perfectly acceptable stock and the direct costs involved when seeking compliance.


A Billion Lives – Demand Film

Coming to a Cinema near You – Reserve your tickets Now!
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The next government must allow vaping to achieve its full potential

The Independent British Vape Trade Association

Launching their manifesto for the 2017 General Election, the Independent British Vape Trade Association (IBVTA) has called on all candidates to allow vaping to achieve its full potential, as doing so could produce a financial gain for society of at least £648 billion and save many lives.

The Facts on E-Cigarettes

FactCheck.ORG, Vanessa Schipani

Q: Have scientists confirmed that e-cigarettes cause an incurable respiratory disease called “popcorn lung”?

A: No. The vapor of some e-cigarettes contains a chemical associated with popcorn lung, but there’s not enough evidence to conclude they cause the disease.

I ran into an article about vaping that I’m not sure about. I know there’s been a ton of media coverage on the topic and it’s pretty difficult to sort the fake from the real, at least for me. If you could verify this article for me, that would be fantastic.

Move over Hippocrates: Harm reduction as the new paradigm for health care

Stat News, Amy Faith Ho

The concept of “First, do no harm,” which is embedded in the oath that kicks off the careers of most new doctors in America, has become something of a surrogate for the practice of medicine. But it’s something of a false promise. Doctors routinely cause their patients harm. The oath we should be taking is, “Help others with as little harm as possible.”


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The compliant independent vape industry will be disadvantaged if new regulations are not universally enforced.

Irish Vape Vendors Association, Gillian Eva Golden

Regulating vape products – which contain no tobacco – with a tobacco-like regulatory framework is ill fitting considering the differences in the risks to users, and the fact that vaping is used as a safer alternative to smoking.

Nicotine In the News

Nicotine Science And Policy, Harry Shapiro

My attention was caught this week by a series of exchanges focussing on whether nicotine was less addictive when delivered via an e-cigarette than a cigarette or whether you were simply swapping one equally harmful addiction for another. The conversation was sparked by Professor Linda Baud seeking materials to use in addressing barriers among smokers to switching away from cigarettes.

E-cigarettes are a lot safer than smoking #WorldNoTobaccoDay

IOL.CO.ZA, Viwe Ndongeni

Tobacco is arguably one of the biggest man-made contributors of mortality, with the current research showing that it kills at least 13 000 people around the world every year. May 31 marks World No Tobacco Day, and the World Health Organization(WHO) uses this day is to highlight the threats of tobacco to the development of nations worldwide, and to call on governments to implement strong tobacco control measures.


On this Day…2016

A look back at how things have moved on or otherwise…

Do not read this or discuss it

And in no circumstances should you comment – Clive Bates – The Counterfactual

A new discussion paper on e-cigarettes has come out in Australia. “Options to minimise the risks associated with the marketing and use of electronic nicotine delivery systems [ENDS] in Australia” by Professor Chapman and some of his following at the University of Sydney. [PDF – 8.5Mb or via Scribd as embedded below or linked here].

Well, when I say it has “come out”, I really mean it has been liberated from the walled garden of hand-picked consultees who are supposed to be discussing it.

E-cigarettes and managing memory loss

Marewa Glover – Scoop

Marewa Glover share her opinion with Liam Butler on the evidence surrounding e-cigarettes and consumers trying to quit who manage memory loss.

 Should accusing vaping as being “Socially Unacceptable”, be considered “Socially Unacceptable”

Robert Innes – Vaping Post

Then along comes the e cigarette – a stairway to lead the smoker to safety: An escape from the fire. But, ‘the janitor’ tells us: “they may be dangerous; they contain chemicals (of course they do); we do not know enough about them; they will not work; there may be long term effects…”


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