Vaping Digest 10th June

Wednesday’s News at a glance:

Australian smokers denied a safer alternative ~ Nameless, Faceless TGA Bureaucrats Side With Cigarettes ~ TGA DECISION A MISSED OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE HEALTH OUTCOMES FOR AUSTRALIAN SMOKERS ~ International experts denounce WHO for lacking innovation ~ UK Vape Firm Finally Wins Lawsuit With Clothing Giant Hugo Boss ~ R.J. Reynolds Wants Out of Historic Tobacco Settlement With Florida Government. Who Will Foot $100M Bill? ~ NNA Zoom Webcast with Clive Bates ~ No Waffle From Belgium ~ Butthurt Stan ~ Positive signs for snus in the UK? ~ FDA Warns Vape Company for Bizarre Medical Claims


R.J. Reynolds Wants Out

of Historic Tobacco Settlement With Florida Government. Who Will Foot $100M Bill?

Raychel Lean,

It’s a case that demonstrates how the wording of an old contract — even if it is one of the largest court-approved settlements in U.S. history — can come back to haunt its parties later on. And whatever the outcome, someone’s going to be unhappy.

An $11.3 billion settlement agreement from 1997 between Florida government and a group of tobacco companies was in the spotlight Tuesday when the Fourth District Court of Appeal considered whether R.J. Reynolds should continue paying millions of dollars a year for cigarette brands it no longer owns.

THREE from Dave Cross, Planet of The Vapes

NNA Zoom Webcast with Clive Bates

The New Nicotine Alliance (NNA) hosted a webcast on Zoom last week with guest speaker Clive Bates, harm reduction advocate and all-round expert. He discussed whether the new iteration of the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) would be an opportunity or catastrophe.

No Waffle From Belgium

Psychology professor Frank Baeyens writes to say that putting tobacco products and less harmful alternatives on the same level of legal and political equality is “absolutely not a good thing”. He argues in favour of tobacco harm reduction as a vital tool to help smokers who have failed to quit using traditional methods.

Butthurt Stan

An article produced by the Kentucky Centre for Smoke-free Policy has prompted a bitter Stanton Glantz into revealing his unapologetic feelings over a retraction of one of his papers. Called “fraudulent”, his deeply flawed paper on vaping’s impact on the heart was pulled by The Journal of American Heart Association.

FDA Warns Vape Company for Bizarre Medical Claims

Jim McDonald, Vaping 36o

If you wanted to design a vaping product that was likely to get the FDA’s attention, you probably couldn’t do a better job than the folks who make STEMJUICE. The Southern California-based e-liquid manufacturer just received a warning letter from the federal regulators, citing its “false and misleading” claims.

On this Day…2019

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

PMI Not Getting Tyred

Dave Cross, Planet of the Vapes

Ferrari has removed Philip Morris International (PMI) Mission Winnow branding for Formula 1 races in France and Canada. The move follows similar action by the factory Ducati MotoGP team for a French race. A senior PMI executive has slammed those who claim the Mission Winnow logo has been designed to be reminiscent of Marlboro packets.

Those who don’t follow Autosport will probably not have heard of Mission Winnow – and even those who do might not appreciate what it is. The official site doesn’t shed much light: “Mission Winnow has a simple goal: drive change by constantly searching for better ways of doing things.

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