Vapers Digest 6th December
Wednesday’s News at a glance:
A Foundational Call to Action ~ Repeal Day Lessons for Tobacco Prohibitionists ~ With youth vaping hitting a 10-year low, policymakers should focus on harm-reduction ~ What can Aussie vapers expect in 2024? ~ IBVTA Calling For Help ~ Anti-Bans Petition ~ Justice Dept. Teams Up with FDA to Crush Tiny Vape Manufacturer ~ Vape Giant Smoore Will Police Market for “Child-Appealing” Products ~ How can vaping play a part in quitting smoking? ~ Opinion: Nicotine products can help reduce health harms
Dr. Brad Rodu, Tobacco Truth
Now is the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW).
The organization was founded in 2017 through a charitable gift from PMI Global Services. Its mission is simple: “to end smoking in this generation.” Its founders envision “a world in which combustible tobacco, other toxic forms of tobacco, and smoking-related death and disease are eliminated.” Contrast that with the U.S. government’s vision of “a world free of tobacco use,” an incorrectly broader behavior blamed by the government for “cancer and suffering.”
Two From Reason
Dr. Colin Mendelsohn, colinmendelsohn.com.au
WHAT IS THE LIKELY OUTCOME from Mark Butler’s draconian restrictions on vaping? Having dusted off my crystal ball, here’s my take: Butler’s ban is likely to fail, setting the stage for an eventual shift towards a more progressive vaping policy in 2025.
The key elements of Butler’s crackdown are
- Continued enforcement of the failed prescription model
- Restrictive product standards: only tobacco or mint flavours, a likely maximum nicotine limit of 20mg/mL and pharmaceutical-style packaging
- A complete ban on disposable vaping products
- Prohibition of personal importation of vaping liquids and devices
- Mandatory pre-approval for all legal products by manufacturers or importers.
"Australia's outstanding success in using harm reduction to control HIV is in stark contrast to its policy on tobacco harm reduction by vaping"
via Prof Ross Fitzgerald, @dailytelegraph today
Full article pasted below ⤵️
Cut durry damage by vaping
by ROSS FITZGERALD
— Dr Colin Mendelsohn (@ColinMendelsohn) December 4, 2023
Two From Dave Cross, Planet Of The Vapes
The Independent British Vape Trade Association (IBVTA) releases new findings warning of the dangers of government proposals and asks consumers to contribute to the government teen vaping consultation due to close on Wednesday. The trade body warns that some of the proposals would be “excessive restrictions” and pose a risk to both the sector and public health.
The UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) is calling on smokers, vapers and the wider industry to rally behind a national petition which urges the government against banning disposable vapes and flavours. It says both of these are critical to helping smokers quit through vaping. The trade body is directly targeting the online communities containing more than 100,000 adult vapers.
Two From Jim McDonald, Vaping 360
The U.S. Department of Justice, acting on behalf of the FDA, asked a federal court yesterday to issue an injunction that would shut down a small Florida vape manufacturer. The company, Vape Junkie Ejuice, manufactures e-liquid, which the FDA Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) says has not been authorized by the agency.
Chinese vape conglomerate Smoore announced this week it will police the names, flavors and appearance of vape products that use its atomizers and other parts. The company says it will end business partnerships with manufacturers that continue to sell products Smoore says are “attractive to children.”
While it is undeniable that quitting tobacco use is the best option for health, according to the NHS, vapes can be less harmful than cigarettes, and specific vapes can help you quit smoking for good.
Getting expert help from your local Stop Smoking Service gives you the best chance of quitting smoking for good.
Ian Irvine, Financial Post
If I told you I was enthralled by a movie I saw last week in London in which six Swedes talked incessantly about nicotine, would you believe me? Probably not. There was no Tom Cruise fighting evil, no torrid sex scene, no Beautiful People at all. Instead, the movie analyzed how Sweden has already reached the zero-smoking goal set by numerous national and international health bodies, including Health Canada. In this context, “zero” actually means a five per cent smoking rate. Call me a nerd, but this is the stuff of wonder.
A look back at how things have moved on or otherwise…
17 Top Experts Share Their Thoughts – James Dunworth
Predicting the future of vaping can be hard – but whether you’re in industry, research or advocacy, it’s also key to making effective decisions.
So every year we invite top experts from different countries, continents and fields to use their unique insight and expertise to peer into the future of vaping. (The extent of geography also means there is a bit of a switch between British and American spelling!)
Debunked – Cameron English
“Vapes DON’T help people quit smoking normal cigarettes,” the headlines blared this week, based on the results of another awful study. Let’s examine the critical details most reporters overlooked.
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