Wednesday’s News at a glance:
Vapers in Power condemn doxing attacks on our party officers – Update from NNA – Healthcare professionals urged to report side effects of e-cigarettes – Vaping victory in Ohio: Gov. Kasich’s 69% e-cig tax defeated – Should there be a complete ban on e-cigarettes in Hong Kong?- St Albans MP Anne Main fears warnings about vaping could dissuade smokers from giving up – Vapers! Appeasement doesn’t work and here’s the evidence
Vapers In Power, Fergus Mason
Vapers in Power note with concern that our press officer, Martin Cullip, was recently the victim of a doxing attack initiated by a notorious public health activist. We find it extremely disturbing that this sort of harassment is apparently, judging by the lack of condemnation from the perpetrator’s colleagues, regarded as acceptable by many who claim to have the best interests of the public at heart.
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The Pharmaceutical Journal
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is calling on members of the public and healthcare professionals to report any suspected side effects or safety concerns with e-cigarettes and the e-liquids used for vaping.
Vapes.com, Matt Rowland
As a vocal opponent of the vaping industry, Ohio Governor John Kasich has spent nearly six months trying to pass a state operating budget that includes an obscurely-worded 69% e-cig tax. Also included as a line item was a proposed licensing fee of $1,000 for all vape shops and distributors statewide. On June 28, the state legislature approved the Governor’s budget but without the included tax increases.
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MIMS Hong Kong, Victoria Tan
Earlier this year, Professor Sophia Chan, the Under Secretary for Food and Health at that time, had been discussing the legislative arrangements with relevant departments regarding an amendment bill to tighten the regulation on e-cigarettes. With Chan now stepping up as the new Secretary for Food and Health, it is expected the policies will only come sooner rather than later.
The Herts Advertiser, Greg Alderman
Warnings about the risks of vaping could have the unintended effect of reducing the number of people quitting smoking, an MP has argued.
Talking Liberties, Simon Clark
A discussion paper published on April 28 by the Bulletin of the World Health Organisation asks, ‘Should e-cigarette use be included in indoor smoking bans?‘
It is of course increasingly common for vaping to be prohibited in places where smoking is banned and some countries have even gone so far as to legislate on the issue.
A look back at how things have moved on or otherwise…
Robert Innes – Vaping Post
If you want people to believe what you are saying: if you want to avoid becoming an object of ridicule when you try to point out that you are the target of a plot of some kind, whatever you do, no matter how tempting, never, never, never say that you are the victim of a conspiracy….
Anyway, he had this idea, he was a smoker and he was addicted to smoking, and he wondered what would happen if you just inhaled nicotine. Well, first of all pure nicotine was hard to find, it’s a clear odourless liquid in its natural state, so he had this dosage with filter paper and nicotine and he got the same buzz that he had from smoking.
See also: The True Origins of Vaping
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