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Christopher Russell | 4 October 2015  Read more

Restricting the Advertising of Electronic Cigarettes Would be an Major Own Goal for Public Health
The finding of a recent survey commissioned by the UK charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) [1] that the proportion of 11-18 year olds in the UK who have tried using an electronic cigarette at least once rose from 5% in 2013 to 13% in 2015 will almost certainly lead to calls for greater restrictions to be placed on the ability of manufacturers and vendors to advertise nicotine vapour products. Perhaps there will even be calls, in time, for nicotine vapour products to be sold only in plain packaging [...]

Neil McKeganey | 9 September 2015  Read more

Tobacco Control Research: A Tale of Two Delphi Groups
Tobacco control researchers are nothing if not inconsistent. Take, for example, the recent case of Professor David Nutt who convened a group of experts to assess the relative harm of different nicotine delivery products (Nutt et al 2015). The paper Nutt and colleagues published on the basis of their assessment formed part of Public Health England’s recent conclusion that electronic cigarettes were 95% less harmful than combustible tobacco.


Ian Dunt | 26 August 2015  Read more

Anti-vaping campaigners are a threat to public health
If Public Health England's report on vaping shows anything, it's that those who oppose it are a threat to public health. The report found that "e-cigarette use is around 95% less harmful to health than smoking". They pose "no risk of nicotine poisoning to user". Most of the chemicals causing smoking-related disease are absent and "the chemicals present pose limited danger".

Scott Balin | 3 June 2015  Read more

Reliving History: How the Tobacco Wars Became the Vapor Wars
Many in the e-vaping space may be wondering why they being viewed and treated like 'Big Tobacco' and why many in the tobacco control community find it so convenient to question their products and their motivations at every turn, painting them all with the same broad brush strokes. There are many reasons - some of which may be valid and many others which are not. What follows is a brief historical perspective of the ‘tobacco wars’ and provides some insights as to why many are still fighting those wars even though these are very different times.

  • GAO's analysis found no evidence that use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) has affected federal excise tax (FET) revenue from traditional cigarettes, which has been declining over time (see figure). Possible reasons for the lack of a detectable effect include the small size of the e-cigarette market (estimated at $2.5 billion in 2014) relative to the cigarette market [...]
    2015-10-13 | gao.gov

    • E Cigarettes
    • Smoking
  • Guernsey's prison has been praised for banning smoking without it "causing trouble" among inmates. Les Nicolles Prison Governor, Dave Matthews, says it is possible for prisons in England and Wales to follow their example and stop smoking among inmates without it causing aggressive behaviour. English and Welsh prisons are set to phase in smoke-free prisons at the start of next year.
    2015-10-13 | itv.com

    • Ban
    • Smoke Free
  • Palm Beach Vapors, the nation's first vaping franchise, is proud to unveil an innovative, safer alternative. Known as GnuVape, the proprietary liquid delivery system offers consumers a safer way to vape a wide variety of enjoyable flavors backed by more than a year of research and testing. The resulting product is designed to operate at lower voltage and generate less heat, [...]
    2015-10-13 | news-medical.net

    • E Cigarettes
    • Vaping
  • Legislators heard testimony Tuesday on several tobacco-related issues, including whether to expand the state’s smoking ban and include e-cigarettes in the law. Passionate voices on both sides of the argument testified during the hearing. Public health advocates argued Indiana’s smoking ban should be expanded to include bars, casinos and private clubs.
    2015-10-13 | indianapublicmedia.org

    • Ban
    • Smoking
  • The actual finding of the study is that the air in homes where vaping is taking place is no more dangerous than that in homes with no smoking or vaping, at least in terms of fine particulate matter exposure. However, instead of reporting this actual finding, the article concludes that exposure to exhaled e-cigarette aerosol is toxic because it contains fine particulate matter.
    2015-10-13 | tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com

    • E Cigarettes
    • Smoking
  • A few studies have assessed the short-term effects of low-dose nicotine e-cigarettes, while data about nicotine-free e-cigarettes (NF e-cigarettes) are scanty. Concerns have been expressed about the use of NF e-cigarettes, because of the high concentrations of propylene glycol and other compounds in the e-cigarette vapor.
    2015-10-13 | 7thspace.com

    • Cigarettes
    • E Cigarettes
    • Study
  • The UAE is laying down regulations for e-cigarettes which may ease the ban on the sale of the product in the country. In January this year, authorities from Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (Esma) sent a draft technical regulation to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) notifying them of the country's intention to regulate the sale of e-cigarettes.
    2015-10-12 | khaleejtimes.com

    • Ban
    • E Cigarettes
  • A Northern California city’s decision to raise the minimum age to purchase cigarettes is coming under fire from the tobacco industry. Healdsburg last year became the first city in California to ban the sale of tobacco to anyone under the age of 21. The state-established minimum age is 18.
    2015-10-12 | washingtontimes.com

    • Ban
    • Tobacco
  • The days of buying a pack of cigarettes at the local Rite Aid or Walgreens could be over in Philadelphia with a new bill introduced to city council by Mayor Michael Nutter's administration, according a Philly Mag report. Any store that provides "health services," including selling pharmaceutical drugs, would be prohibited from selling tobacco products under the new legislation.
    2015-10-12 | nj.com

    • Ban
    • Tobacco
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