Vaping In The News – February 26th-March 4th, 2017
CASAA, Blog Fog, American Vaping Association, Regulatory Pie, Simon Chapman, Dick Durbin, Public Policy, Indiana, Bill Godshall
I first met Jennifer Berger-Coleman online when I saw her post this:
I asked her permission to use that graphic and did so here. (Thank you again, Jennifer!)
I was delighted to see this:
CASAA is pleased to announce some welcome additions to our leadership team.
Jennifer Berger-Coleman was elected to CASAA’s Board of Directors. While new to the Board, Jennifer is certainly not new to advocacy. In addition to working on tobacco harm reduction advocacy in California, Jennifer has a long history of advocacy involving civil rights and health care issues. Her skills as an outreach coordinator will be employed to help CASAA reach populations and communities where smoking rates remain disproportionately high.
New additions to CASAA’s Leadership Team!
Please Stand By
It seems the fog still hangs over the Tobacco Control BMJ and its authors of “Blog Fog” after more than ten days.
In their feeble attempt
to assert themselves of promoting open and rapid debate to the little people (in the name of advancing science, of course), technical difficulties, password issues and a comedy of errors have one author now “mortified“ due to different but linked systems. Uh huh.
Christopher Snowden gives some reassurance for her mortification.
Tweet Of The Week
The tweet of the week goes to Agent Ania in reference to the above “Blog Fog”.
Here’s an awesome and dignified example of the vaping community reacting proactively.
This comes from Alycia Singleton via Gregory Conley of the American Vaping Association.
“The son of a vape shop owner (edit: actually a manager) was apparently told to write an assignment listing five reasons why vaping should be banned.
Instead, he submitted 240 pages of scientific information and stories from adults who found them helpful in quitting.
He got a F and his mom was told to take it up with the school board.”
AVA is going to give this young man a $1,000 college scholarship.
The FDA is holding a $1,000,000 pie eating contest.
“to conduct an in-depth evaluation of available evidence of health effects from e-cigarettes and recommendations for future federally funded research.”
Study on the Health Effects of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems and Priority Research
To fund more research. What?
Wait a minute, regulations preceded the ~knowledge~ of health effects? Huh.
For reference, 20 Million dollars of pie was consumed in 2013 to “help regulate tobacco products” that surely included the deeming regulations.
UCSF Awarded $20M Federal Grant on Tobacco Regulatory Sciences New Research Will Help Regulate Tobacco Products to Protect Public Health
Speaking of idiots, Simon Chapman thinks, and that should be regulated.
(Bold is my emphasis)
“We expect those who know most about health problems to have views about what should be done to solve them and the courage to put these forward, even if they imply criticism of governments or powerful interest groups.”
“Trump’s recent gagging of all government environmental agency staff is surely the start of a process that will spread to government funded universities in the USA.”
Simon Chapman thinks researchers have a “duty” to try and influence policy.
In other news …..
Senator Durbin is still babbling incessantly, insisting “we need strong regulations of e-cigarettes.”
Evidently he didn’t get the memo on National Tobacco Day.
He was last seen sticking his paws in the candy desk at the senate.
Dr. Brad Rodu, Matthew Glans, and Lindsey Stroud
give their take on
Policy, Myths and Facts, History of the Failed Anti-Smoking Campaign, Quit or Die as the Only Strategy, The Case for Tobacco Harm Reduction and more:
That and more including the PDF is here:
Vaping, E-Cigarettes, and Public Policy Toward Alternatives to Smoking
Clive Bates covered policy in January:
Reshaping American tobacco policy: eight proposals for the Trump administration
“In a nearly unanimous vote yesterday, the Indiana Senate overwhelming approved legislation that will finally attempt to reform the state’s controversial vaping laws. Passing with a 49-1 margin, the bill now heads to the House, although it is unclear if Senate Bill 1 will be altered in any way to gain a House majority vote.”
Indiana Senate votes 49-1 to reform controversial vaping laws
The Bill Godshall Update via ecigarette-politics:
Always an informative list:
Bill Godshall Update 2017-02-24
Two from me this week, in case you missed them:
Imagine a business with no worries about profit or loss – and the money keeps coming in. As a bonus, you can carry this on for more than 50 years and brag about it.
Helping Smokers Quit
Place your trust in public health officials. They are the clergy, you are the congregation.
Divine Intervention: A Deal With The Devil
I’m also on Vaping Media:
Another suggestion is doing simple tongue exercises to alleviate Vaper’s Tongue.
Vaper’s Tongue! What is that?
NEWS from my friends across the pond: Vapers.org.uk.
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Keep ON #Vaping On.