Depending on where you look and who’s got the narrative on e-cigarettes – There is good, bad, and ugly. Every DAY, vaping is in the news. Every day, something is breaking.
In the spirit of and inspiration from my friends across the pond at Vapers.org.uk, this is a quick selection of what I’ve seen (good, bad and ugly) this past week with the obligatory op-ed above each one designed to inform, enlighten and enrage.
The Outstanding News
If you don’t know about Cole-Bishop, you need to hydrate, educate yourself – and waste no time:
“There is a legitimate role for tobacco regulations, but vaping is not a tobacco product.”
“Regulations should be based on evidence and the FDA doesn’t have the evidence to say that vaping is a harmful product.”
“There is a legitimate role the FDA plays for tobacco regulations, but e-cigarettes are not a tobacco product.”
It’s an amazing thing when people take matters into their own hands when decisions they make have a direct impact on their lives. There is a continuous stream of light from consumers who have switched from smoking combustible tobacco and their journey with e-cigarettes. We, after all, are the experts.
Shining that light is a proactive effort to educate the public and smokers who may be thinking of switching to e-cigarettes.
More on this from Diane Caruana at Vaping Post:
How they work, less harm, nicotine and more.
Click-bait is the staple of the media, and this a sparking example of controlling the flow of information by deleting comments.
You can read the sparkly tweet and have enough to decipher the stupidity, and to read the article would take you less than one minute. I’ve linked with a “do not link” url here so they get no traffic ranking from this blog. I’d venture to say if it weren’t for vapers, there wouldn’t be any traffic to some of these idiots.
Would you like fries with that?
The Mayo Clinic has released positive views about e-cigarettes here.
Now, they’ve caught the attention of Clive Bates who is, without question, impeccable. He maintains his class and style by adding condiments to an “unethical and misleading risk” sandwich to the Mayo Clinic.
I hope he sent them napkins.
Idiot Of The Week
Because who doesn’t know how to describe “toxic exposure” better than Michael Cawley, PharmD, RRT, CPFT, FCCM:.
“Although controversy continues about the limited carcinogenic exposure of e-cigarettes compared to traditional tobacco products, a more alarming fact is the toxic exposure of liquid nicotine used by e-cigarettes.”
Sounds like it’s more alarming to vape than smoke, but if you’re not educated enough with all those letters after your name to find substantially reduced levels of measured carcinogens and toxins, DO some research. Even the American Association for Cancer Research knows better.
We already know that e-cigarettes are “not nearly” as alarming, but the way you put it,
Cawley goes on to insist at the end:
“In addition, potential drug interactions should also be discussed with patients since many do not consider liquid nicotine interacting with any prescribed medications. As pharmacists, we need to routinely include questions about the use of e-cigarettes in all our patients with a smoking history.”
I can’t stand linking it, but it is here: Know the Toxins in E-Cigarettes
There was a “discussion paper” released in 2016 in Australia called:
Clive Bates covered it here.
One of the authors of that paper is none other than Simon Chapman. Now, he’s having a conversation on his article, “Twelve myths about e-cigarettes” The now retired professor wrote an article stuffed with his quit or die mantra, only this time there are responses including Cardiologist Konstantinos E Farsalinos.
Read the article (if you must), but GO to the bottom and hit “Show All Comments”. Turns out “the ugly”, with the help of Dr. Farsalinos and others within may just educate those in need the most: “experts“.
The latest from me:
Exclusively on Vaping Media:
Rather than initiate dialogue or pursue evidence to present to consumers, U.S. officials are not mentioning it.
I wrote the President:
Dear President Trump:
I urge you to immediately order the Food and Drug Administration to cease and desist any and all activity involving “regulation” of e-cigarettes by classifying them “tobacco”.
With more than 560 physicians surveyed, over 70% “indicated that e-cigs can help patients reduce or eliminate smoking” and “almost half believe they can reduce risk” according to a new survey by Andrew Nickels, M.D.
E-cigarette NEWS Monday thru Friday is here
from my friends across the pond at Vapers.org.uk.
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- American E-Liquid Manufacturing Standards Association (AEMSA)
- American Vaping Association
- CASAA – The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association
- NOT BLOWING SMOKE
- Right to be Smoke-Free Coalition
- Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association SFATA
- The Vaping Militia
- Vapor Technology Association
- Ecigarette Research
- Dr. Konstantinos E Farsalinos (Research)
- E-Research Foundation
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