Vaping Digest 14th October

Wednesday’s News at a glance:

Electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation ~ E-cigs better than gum or patches to help people quit smoking ~ E-cigarette use decreases as evidence shows they increase smokers’ chances of quitting ~ UKVIA responds on latest regulatory changes to vaping in Northern Ireland post-Brexit ~ European Advocacy Group Releases Major Nicotine Use Survey – THR Update ~ Amanda Wheeler Will Lead New Small Vape Trade Group ~ NZ Misses Opportunity ~ Welsh Kids Dropping Vaping ~ Ireland Blind To Harm Reduction ~

Electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation

Cochrane Library

Electronic cigarettes (ECs) are handheld electronic vaping devices which produce an aerosol formed by heating an e‐liquid. People who smoke report using ECs to stop or reduce smoking, but some organisations, advocacy groups and policymakers have discouraged this, citing lack of evidence of efficacy and safety. People who smoke, healthcare providers and regulators want to know if ECs can help people quit and if they are safe to use for this purpose. This review is an update of a review first published in 2014.

Related: Can electronic cigarettes help people stop smoking, and do they have any unwanted effects when used for this purpose?

E-cigs better than gum or patches to help people quit smoking

University of East Anglia

Electronic cigarettes could increase the number of people who stop smoking compared to nicotine replacement therapy – such as chewing gum and patches – according to research involving the University of East Anglia.

A new Cochrane review published today also shows that e-cigs help people stop more than just quitting smoking without any treatment.


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UKVIA responds on latest regulatory changes to vaping in Northern Ireland post-Brexit

UK Vaping Industry Association

The UK Vaping Industry Association notes with concern the Government’s publication of regulations regarding vaping in Northern Ireland. The ‘Tobacco Products and Nicotine Inhaling Products (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020’ mean that the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) will continue to be applied in Northern Ireland after the Brexit Withdrawal Period. The UKVIA recently wrote to the Department of Health and Social Care and the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on this matter.

While the TPD is currently transposed into UK law as the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations (TRPR), the Government has committed to a review of the TRPR by May 2021.


 


European Advocacy Group Releases Major Nicotine Use Survey – THR Update

VIDA News


Ireland Blind To Harm Reduction

The Irish Examiner has reported distorted findings from a study by The Health Research Board, claiming that vaping is a gateway into smoking for teens. It feeds into the anti-vape climate that has been whipped up in the country, creating an environment where the Irish Heart Foundation is advocating measures contrary to its English counterpart.


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Alarming perceptions of risk

ETHRA

Research commissioned by SOVAPE reveals that a staggering 45% of French adults think that vaping is as dangerous as smoking and 80% believe that nicotine is carcinogenic.

The survey was undertaken by BVA for ETHRA partner SOVAPE and will be published at the Sommet de la Vape today.

PRESS RELEASE:  Les français vont-ils se priver du vapotage pour arrêter de fumer?

SURVEY REPORT: Sondage sur le vapotage

Deaths likely very rare beyond U.S.

Kate Kelland

E-cigarette or vaping-linked lung injuries that have killed 29 and sickened more than 1,000 people in the United States are likely to be rare in Britain and other countries where the suspect products are not widely used, specialists said on Monday.

Experts in toxicology and addiction said they are sure that the 1,299 confirmed and probable American cases of serious lung injuries linked to vaping are “a U.S.-specific phenomenon,” and there is no evidence of a similar pattern of illness in Britain or elsewhere.

 


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