Vaping Digest June 10th

Vaping Digest June 10th

Monday’s News at a glance:

Gap grows between New Zealand and USA, Australia as Kiwi government backs vaping – Vaping In The News – June 8th – ERS: Quit Or Die – Spirit Airlines passenger banned for life after vaping on flightNew campaign by NZ Ministry of Health to promote vaping – Vaping’s here. But what is it?Asthma organisation hindering Smoke Free 2025 – Joe Hildebrand. Vaping is the only way I could quitMeharry Medical College to study vaping – Debate On E-cigarettes In India – ENDS: Way to quit smoking – Vaping has ‘not re-normalised’ smoking – Nicotine Science and Policy Daily Digest

Gap grows between New Zealand and USA

Australia as Kiwi government backs vaping – Fergus Mason

There’s good news from New Zealand this week, as the government continues to move towards a sensible position on vaping. The health department plans to launch a campaign later this summer urging smokers to switch to e-cigs, acknowledging that they’re a safer alternative. Unfortunately the news from the USA is less positive, with local politicians continuing to push for bans and a major e-cig manufacturer facing a new legal challenge.

Vaping In The News – June 8th

Kevin Crowley, Vaping Links

Is There a Role for E-Cigarettes in Smoking Cessation for Patients With Cancer? ~ The E-Cigarette Debate: What Counts as Evidence? ~ RCM Supports Vaping ~ Teen vapers are using eBay to dodge age restrictions – And cigarettes, too ~ How Big Is the So-Called Teen Vaping Epidemic? ~ The American Liars Association ~ Gang Related ~ Flavor Bans Are Good for Smoking


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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.

ERS: Quit Or Die

Dave Cross, Planet of the Vapes

The European Respiratory Society (ERS) Tobacco Control Committee (TCC) is taking a new tactic to oppose vaping. In its new position paper on vaping and tobacco harm reduction, the TCC argues that tobacco harm reduction is a failing strategy and lacks evidence to justify the approach.

The ERS says it is dedicated to sharing scientific knowledge, fighting lung disease and promoting lung health, but the position paper on tobacco harm reduction demonstrates it is very selective in what scientific knowledge it recognises.



Spirit Airlines passenger banned for life

After vaping on flight – Ray Sanchez, CNN

A 30-year-old Spirit Airlines passenger on a flight from Detroit to New Orleans recently got himself banned for life after deciding to take a smoke break in the plane’s bathroom.

An attendant on Flight NK 985 told a deputy on Tuesday that she saw him take a drag from an e-cigarette and exhale into a bag, said Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s spokesman Capt. Jason Rivarde. She admonished him.
The St. Petersburg, Florida, resident then got up and headed for the restroom, according to a report filed with the sheriff’s office. While he was in the bathroom, the plane’s smoke alarm went off.



New campaign by NZ Ministry of Health

Colin Mendelsohn, ATHRA

The New Zealand Ministry of Health has launched Vaping Facts, a new website and campaign to inform smokers of the facts about vaping and to encourage them to make the switch.

The progressive, evidence-based approach to vaping in New Zealand is a harsh rebuke to Australian regulators who are increasingly out of touch.

The key message is that vaping can help some smokers quit and is much less harmful than smoking and much cheaper. However it is not completely harmless and is not for non-smokers. The campaign advises vapers to eventually quit vaping too, but only when you know you won’t go back to smoking.

Vaping’s here. But what is it?

Who should be doing it? And is it safe?

Vaping Facts is brought to you by the Ministry of Health — Manatū Hauora and the Health Promotion Agency/Te Hiringa Hauora.

Vaping has the potential to help people quit smoking and contribute to New Zealand’s Smokefree 2025 goal.

New vaping to quit smoking website launches
New vaping website promotes smoking alternative

Organisation hindering Smoke Free 2025

Scoop Media

The Asthma And Respiratory Foundation’s overt criticism of the Government’s Vaping Facts website, and vaping generally, puts them in direct conflict with many senior health organisations and significant international evidence,” says Ben Pryor, co-founder of VAPO and Alt New Zealand.

Mr Pryor’s comments follow the Associate Health Minister yesterday launching the website https://vapingfacts.health.nz/ which includes information on vaping versus smoking and vaping to quit smoking.

Vaping is the only way I could quit

Joe Hildebrand

Well known journalist and TV presenter Joe Hildebrand vapes on Sky News and explains to Ben Fordham how vaping helped him quit. He hasn’t had a cigarette for two and a half years. ‘Its a no-brainer for me’ he says.

Joe says that for many of his friends it was also the only way they could quit.

Meharry Medical College to study vaping

With $7.5 million grant from e-cigarette manufacturer Juul

Meharry Medical College is launching a study of vaping, smoking and other nicotine products with a $7.5 million grant from the e-cigarette company Juul, college officials announced Friday.

The funds will also allow the college to create the new Meharry Center for the Study of Social Determinants of Health. This will be the first study undertaken by the center.

ENDS: Way to quit smoking

Riccardo Polosa

The debate has intensified in India about the merits of ENDS (electronic nicotine delivery systems) with passion displayed on both sides of the argument. Despite it being a relatively contemporary debate, research has been undertaken for over ten years and it is clear that these new technologies do not pose significant health risks.

Nonetheless, ENDS are incorrectly viewed as equally harmful as conventional cigarettes. However, an objective review of the evidence is unequivocal in the benefits of the category. They can play a critical role in solving a major public health crisis in India and the world.

Debate On E-cigarettes In India

Sunny Parihar

As ICMR has recommended a complete ban on E-cigarettes, the debate on e-cigarettes is gaining momentum in India. This year On World No Tobacco Day, ICMR released a White Paper on Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS) stating that use of ENDS is as harmful as smoking a cigarette.

ICMR did a review of around 250 medical research published around the world relevant to the use of ENDS among smokers or non-smokers.

Vaping has ‘not re-normalised’ smoking

Sabrina Barr

Increased popularity in vaping has not encouraged more teenagers to take up smoking tobacco cigarettes, a new study has found.

Over the past few years, vaping has become a popular practice among people trying to quit smoking.

According to the NHS, an estimated 2.9 million adults in the UK currently use e-cigarettes, more than half of which have completely stopped smoking tobacco cigarettes.


On this Day…2018

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

Keep Smoking Tobacco, Says Finland

Dick Puddlecote

Remember I’ve said for years that one day the lies of tobacco controllers will come back and bite them on the arse? Well, I kinda relished how they seemed unable to cope with e-cigs. I always presumed that it would be that kind of harm reduction which would expose them, simply because they are too dim to understand the nuances of a concept where smokers are gently encouraged to switch – when they are ready – to something which would evolve into a valid and satisfying alternative…

Vape Article Journo In A Pickle

Mawsley, Planet of the Vapes

Vapers are used to seeing nonsense written about something they know has benefited their health, and harm reduction advocates are accustomed to witnessing science being distorted – but sometimes the coverage goes overboard and is nothing more than a hysterical mess. Step forward Kate Pickles and the Daily Mail.

“E-cigarette timebomb,” screamed the headline. “Vaping is highly addictive and could cause a major health crisis in decades to come, warn lung experts,” wrote the journalist. Worryingly, Pickles is the Mail’s ‘health reporter’!

Tobacco control plan: 2017 to 2022

Department of Health and Social Care

Setting out actions for meeting the aims of the tobacco control plan for England and how progress will be monitored.

This delivery plan will monitor how the aims of the tobacco control plan for England are being met. The tobacco control plan was published in July 2017. The delivery plan sets out specific milestones and what is expected at national and local levels.


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