Vaping In The News.
Vaping In The News covers media stories on smoking, vaping, e-cigarettes, snus, tobacco control, public health, government regulations and more.
This week in the news:
Teen Smoking Drops ~ Evaluation of the safety profile of an electronic vapour product used for two years by smokers in a real-life setting ~ When the tax stamp covers the health warning label ~ “At War With The Tobacco Industry” ~ Who forced the cigarette companies to run those anti-smoking ads? ~ 10 Year Corporate Affairs, Strategies (“leaked” document from PMI) ~ 22 Million New Smokers Needed: Funding SCHIP Expansion with a Tobacco Tax (2007) ~ Stop-smoking drug increases the risk of a heart attack AND is linked to self-harm ~ VapesGiving™
-This is Vaping In The News – December 23rd, 2017-
Teen Smoking Drops, Gateway Closes, Unicorns Unemployed
Nobody wants to talk about gateway enthusiasts being wrong. No one likes to hear Unicorns are out of work. I do.
Kids sure don’t smoke like they used to.
Evaluation of the safety profile of a (e-cig)
vapour product used for two years – in a real-life setting
Researchers took it upon themselves to lure smokers out of the wild with e-cigarettes.
When the tax stamp covers the health warning label
“the growing threat that untaxed and smuggled tobacco products have on public health”
Isn’t the threat is exactly the same? This is an excellent example of not helping and a waste of valueable resources. As a smoker, you could have put a piece of my own lung on a pack of smokes and it would not have deterred me for a second.
Oh, wait, this is about funding. Silly me. Silly researchers.
In other news
Here’s how public health gets public health done.
Unpopular opinion: I am totally fine with vaping among teens. Nicotine is a performance-enhancer (like caffeine in many ways) and the fewer teens smoking cigarettes, the better for public health. They are practicing #harmreduction.
— Sheila Vakharia PhD (@MyHarmReduction) December 18, 2017
Clive sees trouble!
Trouble ahead: @FDATobacco (which fundamentally does not understand vaping) sends its plans for a war on so-called 'kid-appealing' #vape flavors to for regulatory approval. Working through the system and will be out soon…https://t.co/hzRPhuybUC
— Clive Bates (@Clive_Bates) December 17, 2017
Read Carol’s tweet.
Thirty-two …yes, 32 prescriptions for respiratory infections the last five years I smoked combustible cigarettes. One, a total of ONE in the 6.5 years I have chosen to vape instead of smoke.
— carol37167 (@carol37167) December 22, 2017
“At War With The Tobacco Industry”
Two words: Dick Puddlecoat.
Who forced the cigarette companies to run those anti-smoking ads
It had to be Stan “Puff-N-Stuff” Glantz, of course. Because he is a twit, Stanton Glantz wants to take subtle credit for it before his demise. Written much better than Stan can, it looks as if he may, or might (not sure) have added a line or two in the article, but is taking full credit. Not that I’d ever accuse him of stealing anyone else’s work or anything.
This is in a “do not link” format so there is no credit for search engines. Click away. My comments on the article have not been addressed, but I encourage you to comment on this article.
10 Year Corporate Affairs, Strategies (“leaked” document from PMI)
I’m not sure how “confidential” this “is”. Go ahead, look. You know you want to.
22 Million New Smokers Needed: Funding SCHIP Expansion with a Tobacco Tax (2007)
Here's the problem with CHIP. You can't fund something by taxing poor people then attack them for doing what you taxed them on. Fewer smokers = no funding.
22 Million New Smokers Needed: Funding SCHIP Expansion with a Tobacco Tax https://t.co/bL6Z8YU1wX via @Heritage
— Big Bacon Moe (@Mykl0) December 21, 2017
Thanks, Big Bacon Moe!
Stop-smoking drug increases the risk of a heart attack by up to 34% AND is linked to self-harm
Stop recommending it. Stop promoting it. Stop taking it. Just stop.
JNCI study finds pharmaceutical stop smoking aids ineffective
$190,000 was the amount commited by Naked 100 Eliquid, and the total amount raised to fund the future was $332,183.
“In just one week, over $142,183 was donated by manufacturers, distributors, vape shops, and Vapers.”
This week from me:
What We Know:
Can You Quit
Challenging Lies about Nicotine Addiction
The recent articles showing “approved” methods to help smokers do not work has inspired me to solicit the wife to unstrap my straight jacket and grab my crayons again…
Have you met
my OUR friends at vapers.org.uk?
You can find me here trying to be cordial on Facebook
You can find me here being a bit more evil on Twitter
You can also find me on LinkedIn
Medical, Research, Science Professionals:
A Billion Lives
There is definitely more to come.
Keep ON #Vaping On.
Tell me what you think. Your comments are NEVER filtered, are encouraged and welcome on this blog.