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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  Read more...

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  Read more...

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.

Gerry Stimson | 26 August 2014  Read more...

Statement on Tuesday´s publication of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Report on e-cigarettes
WHO’s mission is to save lives and prevent disease but once again it is exaggerating the risks of e-cigarettes, while downplaying the huge potential of these non-combustible low risk nicotine products to end the epidemic of tobacco related disease.

  • Although the FDA has announced its intention to regulate the e-cigarette industry, standards for the safety, nicotine content, additives, and other issues have yet to be developed. Carefully crafted regulatory control can provide a "national harm-reduction framework," Nathan K. Cobb, MD, and David B. Abrams, [...] wrote in the New England Journal of Medicine. 
    2014-10-23 | medpagetoday.com

    • E Cigarettes
    • International
  • As another e-cigarette store in Pictou County opened its doors, the provincial Department of Health continues to look at ways to legislate restrictions on the products. Brad Miller of Thorburn is the proud owner and operator of Kickin’ Ash Vape Shop [...] “I realized how easy it was and how great it made me feel. I wanted to help other smokers make the switch to a safer alternative to smoking,” he said. “Things are going great so far.”
    2014-10-23 | ngnews.ca

    • Canada
    • E Cigarettes
  • India has stepped up efforts to curb nearly 1m tobacco-related deaths a year by issuing new rules to embolden the health warnings on tobacco packets and make the country one of the world’s strictest in terms of tobacco labelling. But while regulators try to crack down on branded cigarettes and similar products, there is still a vast unregulated market for tobacco in India. [...]
    2014-10-23 | blogs.ft.com

    • India
    • Plain Packaging
    • Tobacco
  • Advertising electronic cigarettes will be banned and sales to under-18s will be prohibited if a draft law presented to the Commons by Swansea West Labour MP Geraint Davies becomes law. [...] “Everyone agrees that its far healthier to smoke e-cigarettes than normal cigarettes but TV advertising of any smoking will glamorise all smoking. TV advertising of e-cigarettes will be used as a Trojan horse by tobacco giants to make smoking acceptable [...]
    2014-10-23 | walesonline.co.uk

    • Advertising
    • E Cigarettes
    • U.K.
  • RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings. The nation's second-biggest tobacco company informed employees Wednesday that beginning next year, the use of traditional cigarettes, cigars or pipes will no longer be permitted at employee desks or offices, conference rooms, hallways and elevators. 
    2014-10-23 | huffingtonpost.com

    • Smoke Free
    • USA
  • The electronic cigarette industry has seen its hot season coming in the fourth quarter and e-cigarettes sales are expected to double in the period, according to an analysis of the Electronic Cigarette Union. [...] the shopping season of e-cigarettes traditionally began from the end of September, in which the e-cigarette sales continued to rise sharply, with a 30% - 40% increase of e-cigarette wholesale and retail volume.
    2014-10-23 | pr.com

    • E Cigarettes
    • International
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