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Ten perverse intellectual contortions: a guide to the sophistry of anti-vaping activists ~ The crusade against JUUL and other vaping products is childish, even for tobacco control ~ Untangling The Preemption Doctrine In Tobacco Control ~ Brilliance ~ Speaking of nicotine… ~ FLOC to begin national boycott of Reynolds’ e-cig product ~ FDA to offer a voluntary, more modern 510(k) pathway for enabling moderate risk devices ~ Cigar Trade Groups Petition Court to Delay Warning Label Requirements ~ CASAA Announces 2018 Board Election Results ~ So much to do ~ The Truth
Ten perverse intellectual contortions: a guide to the sophistry of anti-vaping activists
Bookmark worthy, Via Clive Bates.
Also from Clive:
The crusade against JUUL and other vaping products is childish, even for tobacco control
Paul Blair. Because childish tobacco control experts rule the playground.
“Preemption can be a thorny issue when it comes to assessing a local government’s ability to adopt tobacco control measures. Preemption arises in different forms, and a locality’s ability to address tobacco may be preempted by laws both within and outside tobacco-specific legislation.”
Rexburg City Council rescinds Tobacco 21 ordinance
Speaking of raising the age for tobacco:
Increasing the MLPA to 21 years in NYC did not accelerate reductions in youth tobacco use any more rapidly than declines observed in comparison sites.
I call out brilliance as I see it:
Speaking of nicotine…
The University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins University joined in an experiment…
I’ll paste the fun stuff, you can read the whole article below:
I assume no humans were harmed or judged by how quickly they buried marbles and ate food. BOLD, underlining and italics are my emphasis… and joy to do.
“Obviously, humans are not exactly like mice, and these early findings can’t be applied to us.”
The study does suggest that metformin may ease some nicotine withdrawal symptoms, due to its action on the AMPK chemical pathway in the brain. However, this has so far been tested only in mice, which were given nicotine via an implanted pump and injected with metformin – the drug is taken orally in humans – with withdrawal symptoms judged by how quickly they buried marbles and ate food.
While there are similarities in many of our biological pathways, humans are obviously not identical to mice, and these results can’t be taken to mean that metformin would be a suitable or appropriate treatment to help people stop smoking.
In my travels… this is from 2002 is reminiscent of….
Nicotine water… I don’t remember it, I never heard of it… suddenly, there it was on a post from Chris Hughes…
Photo credit (Used with permission): Victoria Vasconcellos
FLOC to begin national boycott of Reynolds’ e-cig product
The Toledo-based Farm Labor Organizing Committee is launching a national boycott of Reynolds American, Inc.’s VUSE e-cigarette brand, with demonstrations planned this week outside convenience stores in more than 60 cities.
Tobacco Controllers Again Silent About Glantz Misconduct Allegations
FDA to offer a voluntary, more modern 510(k) pathway for enabling moderate risk devices
It doesn’t say e-cigarettes… but… if that’s the route taken, NO. E-cigarettes are not a medical device.
“Substantial equivalence is rooted in a comparison between a new device and a predicate device” …
Cigar Trade Groups Petition Court to Delay Warning Label Requirements
So is it a possibility, in your mind, that the premium cigar industry is going to spend millions of dollars updating these boxes and putting labels on them, only to be told later on, didn’t have to do it?
CASAA Announces 2018 Board Election Results
SO much to do.
Vendors… brick and mortar… this is part of the FDA’s “Regulate, restrict, tax and ban” plan of your business…
SO much to do, II
If you are in the industry, you NEED to show this to EVERY customer. Give your customers information. Give them a discount. Whatever you NEED to do to stay – you know – in business…
If I have to explain it to you, see this here.
(Now Truth Initiative) Thanks to my favorite #CrankyOldBroad, Skip for pointing me to this!
I suggest you give this 2009 article some attention…
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