Vaping Digest 1st July
Wednesday’s News at a glance:
, Scoop News
A massive international study involving nearly 18,000 participants has revealed flavoured vapes are over two times more effective at helping adults to quit smoking than tobacco flavour alone. Further, flavoured vapes don’t lead to more young people smoking.
Last week the federal government’s Office of Drug Control announced changes to the importation of nicotine-containing electronic cigarette fluids that will seriously affect the estimated 227,000 regular e-cigarette users in Australia.
From January 1, 2021, users will no longer be allowed to import nicotine-containing fluids for use in e-cigarettes, even if they have a prescription.
Michael McGrady, Filter Mag
How much good can vaping do in a carceral setting? Smoking rates in prisons and jails across the United States and the world are extremely high, yet the question gets little attention.
One briefing from the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium estimated the available research to show that at least 70 to 80 percent of the US incarcerated population smokes or has previously smoked.
Karolien Adriaens, Dinska Van Gucht, Sven Van Lommel, Frank Baeyens, Qeios
Background: Due to the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Belgian government has set out a range of measures to prevent the spread of the virus. One measure included closing all non-food shops, including vape shops.
Corinne Gretler, Bloomberg
Philip Morris International Inc. signaled that cigarettes may start becoming obsolete within a decade in some markets as smokers switch to alternative products for nicotine.
A look back at how things have moved on or otherwise…
Dave Cross, Planet of the Vapes
Research covering the United Kingdom, United States and Canada, looked at the numbers of teens taking up vaping. It is a disappointing hotchpotch that negated to factor in potential causes for the observed patterns. It has been leapt upon by prohibitionists and zealots as a reason to celebrate and implement superfluous restrictions.
“Prevalence of vaping and smoking among adolescents in Canada, England, and the United States: repeat national cross sectional surveys” was published by the British Medical Journal this last week.
Jim McDonald, Vaping 360
A Nebraska school district is being challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union for its plan to randomly test students for nicotine. The recently announced policy—which will take effect this fall—has earned major media attention.
Fairbury public schools announced the new nicotine testing policy in a June 19 press release. The school has randomly tested students who participate in extracurricular activities for other drugs for the last three school years. Beginning this fall, Fairbury will add nicotine to the list.
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