Vapers Digest 6th September

Wednesday’s News at a glance:

NRT Study Published: Sparks Hope for More Research

A new US study shows that Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) doesn’t change important health biomarkers. This gives hope to people trying to quit smoking and suggests other nicotine products might help too.

“While the results can be interpreted in favor of nicotine products, we cannot yet conclude that other nicotine products show the same effect. Therefore, researchers must show greater interest in the entire spectrum of nicotine products,” says Patrik Strömer, Secretary-General of the Swedish Snuff Manufacturers Association.

American Lung Association Demands the FDA Mislead the Public About Vaping

Guy Bentley, Reason

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should abandon any efforts to inform the public that vaping is safer than smoking, says the American Lung Association (ALA).

Numerous public surveys show a consistent, widespread misperception that vaping nicotine is just as or more dangerous than smoking cigarettes. The problem is so extensive that correcting these false beliefs forms part of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) 5-year strategic plan.

Lindsey Stroud, DC Journal

An August 24 article in The New York Times provides insight into the negative consequences of well-intended policies. The article describes a cigarette that is taking over social media and the hipster scene, with young adults preferring combustion over safer cigarette alternatives.

With the massive misinformation campaign on the relative risks of the variety of tobacco products available to adults — and state and federal laws and regulations hindering progress — it is no wonder smoking seems cool again.

FOUR From Dave Cross, Planet Of The Vapes

Stolen Samsung Warning

A law firm acting on behalf of South Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung has written to us regarding a consignment of stolen lithium-ion batteries. The letter is full of warnings and instructions – but most importantly, Keystone Law want us to pass on the message that “you must notify them immediately if you have or are aware of the whereabouts of the stolen batteries.”

The Summer of the Pouch

Qualms about the environmental impact of disposable vapes has pushed music event organisers into asking festival attendees not to bring vapes along with them and have banned vendors from selling them. Consequently, smokers and ex-smokers have turned to tobacco-free nicotine pouches in their droves.

UKVIA Goes Tobacco Free

The UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) announced on 1st September that the membership of British American Tobacco, Imperial Brands, Japan Tobacco International and Philip Morris International has come to an end. The trade body says that no future membership will be granted to tobacco related companies.

ETHRA Writes to SANT Committee

European consumer advocacy umbrella organisation ETHRA (European Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates) is a collection of national consumer organisations, public health experts and scientific partners. It has written to the SANT Committee on non-communicable diseases regarding the definitions used in the Rapporture’s Draft Report on non-communicable diseases, most notably ‘tobacco use’, and the role of safer nicotine products such as vapes.


I had the opportunity to put some questions across to the chair of the NNA (New Nicotine Alliance) Louise Ross.

I am sure you will be familiar with Louise, whether it is following her on Twitter / X, via the NNA or via the NCSCT (National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training) where she is a freelance clinical consultant.

Visit Nicotine Science & Policy for more News from around the World



Tagged with: , , , , ,