Vaping Digest July 17th

Wednesday’s News at a glance:

Adults who vape are more likely to quit cigarettes, study finds


Adult smokers who vape are more likely to quit using cigarettes, according to a study released Monday. But e-cigarettes also increase the risk of relapse in some former smokers, the researchers found.

“This study is the first to point out that even if smokers may succeed in stopping smoking with the aid of electronic cigarettes, they still need to be monitored by doctors and health professionals to prevent a relapse in the long term,” said Ramchandar Gomajee, the paper’s lead author and a researcher at France’s Pierre Louis Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health.

Reviewed Work: “Influence of Electronic Cigarette Characteristics on Susceptibility, Perceptions, and Abuse Liability Indices among Combustible Tobacco Cigarette Smokers and Non-Smokers.”

Carrie Wade, RStreet

Although e-cigarettes are currently available on the market, for a variety of reasons, such as a lack of application guidance and unclear deadlines, no e-cigarette has yet been formally approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. When the FDA does start the process of application review, they will be required to consider whether the product in question is “appropriate for the protection of public health.


Barstool Sports gets an explanation

Matthew Elliot, Barstool Sports


Deborah Arnott rewrites history – the cheek of it!!

Simon Clark, Talking Liberties

BBC Cambridgeshire yesterday asked, ‘Do you think the government can get everyone to quit smoking in ten years’ time?’

Presenter Chris Mann began his mid morning programme by interviewing Mark Macgregor of Philip Morris UK.

The company yesterday launched an online app that allows you to find out the prevalence of smokers in every constituency in the country. It’s simple to use and quite smart, actually.

Simon Clark and Deborah Arnott discuss alternatives to smoking, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire 15/07/19

Decoding the medical evidence in the debate on e-cigarettes

Dr. Rajesh Chawla, ET Health World

It is an established fact that tobacco use, primarily cigarette smoking, is the leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality. Smoking causes approximately 84% of deaths from lung cancer and 83% of deaths from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in the world, as per the UK’s National Health Service. In India, too, the tobacco epidemic is rapidly increasing and nearly 28.6% of all Indians are tobacco users.

Based Solely on Quotes from Anti-Tobacco Groups, Big Tobacco Tells America’s 3 Million Nonsmoking Vapers They Would Be Healthier Going Back to Smoking

Michael Siegel, The Rest of the Story

The tobacco industry is taking advantage of a rare and unprecedented marketing opportunity being offered to it by none other than the anti-tobacco movement. Based solely on statements made by tobacco control organizations, Big Tobacco (@BigTobaccoUS) is urging America’s 12 million vapers (3 million of whom do not use cigarettes at all) to return exclusively to smoking in order to protect their health.

Cleverly, Big Tobacco is not making any statements of its own. It is simply relying on statements already made by anti-tobacco groups.

Are These the Last Vape Shops in San Francisco?

Sarah Holder, CityLab

At first, Christopher Chin liked the name “Gone With The Smoke” because it wasn’t too on-the-nose. All the other vape shops were using some variation of “X, Y, Z Vapor”—Tasty Vapor, Happy Vapor, Alpha Vapor, the Vapor Cave. You wouldn’t forget a store that sells e-cigarettes with a name like Gone With The Smoke, Chin figured. And so far, customers haven’t. “It’s like Cheers,” Chin tells me: When regulars come in, he knows their smoking habits, marital status, and what’s up at work.

On this Day…2017

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

Cowardice In The Face Of Bravery

Dick Puddlecote

I have consistently said on these pages – since around 2010 – that e-cigs have the potential to show up the cant and oleaginous hypocrisy of the tobacco control industry. There have been numerous examples of this over the years but a spectacular episode this week in Australia has left all others in the shade.

As Snowdon has remarked, so exasperated are Australia’s tobacco control extremists at the relentless advance of vaping, that they have now taken to slandering ordinary vapers and implying they are – every single of them – nothing but shills for the tobacco industry.

A year with the PAX Labs Juul vaporizer

Jordan Crook

Nicotine vaporizer companies have a bit of a conundrum. While, legally, they can’t market themselves as smoking cessation devices, most vapers are current or former cigarette smokers. In fact, the CDC says that fewer than 4 percent people who had never tried traditional cigarettes have ever tried using a vaporizer.

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