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With only 2 weeks to go until the forthcoming E-Cigarette Summit: Science, Regulation and Public Health, time is running out to book your place and ensure your voice is heard at the leading policy and public health meeting on the future of e-cigarettes.  Held at the Royal Society in London on the 13th November, the Summit provides an invaluable opportunity for all stakeholders to participate and respond to the debates that surround e-cigarettes.
The WHO’s recommendations on e-cigarettes will have far reaching consequences and the Summit provides a much needed neutral environment to present the science and evidence and explore the regulatory environment that will ultimately provide the best public health outcome.  For a full programme and speakers please go to the Summit website www.e-cigarette-summit.com

Blog Highlights

• GUEST BLOG • Lou Ritter | 31 October 2014  Read more...

Launch of the E-Research Foundation
The E-Research Foundation (ERF) is a non-profit foundation designed to be a collective funding portal. As such, ERF will provide financial assistance to researchers seeking to advance independent peer-reviewed and published scientific research focused on electronic vapor products (electronic cigarettes) and their use.

NSP | 10 October 2014 

Guide to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control meeting (Moscow, 13-18 October 2014)
This meeting is the Sixth Conference of the Parties (COP-6) to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). This convention is WHO’s primary instrument for addressing the health impact of tobacco use internationally. This briefing provides information on discussions about electronic cigarettes and background documentation.

Clive Bates | 14 September 2014 

WHO position on ENDS - a critique of the use of science and communication of risk
A new paper is published today: WHO position on ENDS: a critique of the use of science and communication of risk (PDF) written and researched by Clive Bates at Counterfactual.
We have grown accustomed to WHO and the FCTC Secretariat taking a negative approach to tobacco harm reduction - seeing only risks and threats, and little of the real world potential, while covertly planning an offensive against e-cigarettes through the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

Neil McKeganey | 28 August 2014 

Scary Monsters. Have health professionals started a new moral panic over e-cigarettes?
There are few things more powerful than the narrative of fear. The concern that something may be harming us in ways that we might have been unaware, and that action should be taken to limit its occurrence, is a foundational tablet of interventionist public policy. The narrative of fear can be equally strong when it comes to new items that emerge in our social world and about which we know relatively little.

  • Pimp your pumpkin with a miniature smoke machine. A modified e-cigarette can create a surprising amount of fog, giving your carving an extra eerie touch. Start with a type of e-cig called a clearomizer, available online or at your local vape shop. It has a refillable chamber that you can load with the “fog juice” used in standard smoke machines. Inside, a wick draws the liquid past a wire coil heated by a battery, where it’s vaporized.
    2014-10-31 | popsci.com

    • E Cigarettes
  • THE juice bar is clean and bright with a nice-looking selection of drinks and cakes – just like a regular London cafe, but with one big difference: the kind of juice that's on offer. This is one of thousands of small outlets carving out a share of the growing e-cigarette market. Its main selling point is a vast array of flavoured nicotine liquids or e-juices. There are fruit flavours, minty flavours, fun flavours like cola and grown-up ones like rum, [...]
    2014-10-31 |  newscientist.com

    • E Cigarettes
  • After banning complete ban on sale of gutka, pan masala, the state government, in the next assembly session, is likely to bring legislation to ban sale of loose cigarettes across the state. After it was pointed out by several health activists that loose cigarette do not carry any health warning, the state health department mooted the proposal to ban the sale of single cigarette that recently got the approval from the law department.
    2014-10-31 | hindustantimes.com

    • Cigarettes
    • India
  • The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department and the Tennessee Department of Health Southeast region have launched anti-tobacco billboards to inform area residents about the effects of second- and thirdhand smoke. Leaders in Tennessee are focusing on three areas for the campaign: Eliminating smoking during pregnancy Reducing infants' and children’s exposure to secondhand [...]
    2014-10-31 | nooga.com

    • Tobacco Free
    • USA
  • To be frank, sin stocks, or companies that focus on immoral or unethical business products or services, aren't for everyone. As an investor, you need to be able to believe in the business you're buying into, and for some investors, tobacco, alcohol, gambling, and firearms manufacturers, for example, simply aren't business models they can support. On the other hand, sin stocks can be very profitable, as most sin products or services are quite addictive. [...]
    2014-10-31 | fool.com

    • Economy
    • International
  • Luxembourg's Cancer Foundation has condemned a government decision to compensate for the 2 percent VAT increase on tobacco products by reducing excise duty from January 1, 2015. [...] Dr Lucienne Thommes said in a press release that he was “shocked” by the decision, adding it had hoped that Luxembourg would “finally advance its anti-smoking policy” after smoking in public places was banned from 2014.
    2014-10-30 | wort.lu

    • Luxembourg
    • Smoking
    • Tax
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