AVI In News

Vaping Prohibitionists Host Conference to Confirm Their Own Views

April 9th, 2021

Link: https://filtermag.org/vaping-prohibitionists-conference/

Anti-Vaccine and Anti-Vaping: Against Science and Innovation

April 8th, 2021

Among the many problems originated by the Covid 19 pandemic, one of the most important is the resurgence of the anti-vaccine movement. Conspiracy theories, ridiculous arguments and unfounded accusations have given renewed fuel to one of the most anti-scientific and destructive trends we have ever seen.

Link: https://www.austriancenter.com/anti-vaccine-and-anti-vaping-against-science-and-innovation/

Misinformation and disinformation against tobacco harm reduction

April 8th, 2021

Access to information is a human right. And the quality of the information depends on the authenticity, reliability, and factual precision of the data set that compose it so that it can be delivered, objectively, and without dogmatic nuances.

Link: https://www.thevapingtoday.com/misinformation-and-disinformation-against-tobacco-harm-reduction/

Marvel Comics Creates Anti-Vaping Propaganda for FDA

April 8th, 2021

The FDA Center for Tobacco Products will collect more than $700 million in tobacco company users fees this year, and it has committed to spending a big chunk of that booty on “anti-tobacco” messaging—which nowadays means anti-vaping messaging. The Real Cost ads are supposed to be targeted at teenagers.

Link: https://vaping360.com/vape-news/109287/marvel-comics-creates-anti-vaping-propaganda-for-fda/

UKVIA Responds to The APPG Report on the FCTC COP9

April 7th, 2021

Trade body the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) has responded to the publication of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) report on the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control’s Conference of Parties (COP9). The report strikes out in favour of the UK’s world-leading approach to tobacco harm reduction and advocates a stronger line from the UK government given that we are the largest funders of COP9.

Link: https://www.planetofthevapes.co.uk/news/politics-campaigns/2021-04-07_ukvia-responds-to-the-appg-report-on-the-fctc-cop9.html

VApril: Win By Switching To Vaping

April 7th, 2021

John McFadden from Southampton proved that there’s more than one way to win by switching from smoking to electronic cigarettes this VApril. The meat delivery man also pocketed £1 million on a National Lottery Scratchcard when he stopped off at his local shop to stock up on a new vape.

Link: https://www.planetofthevapes.co.uk/news/vaping-news/2021-04-07_vapril-win-by-switching-to-vaping.html

URGENT CALL TO ACTION FOR EU TAX CONSULTATION

April 4th, 2021

The next phase of the review of the Tobacco Taxation Directive has started. A public consultation is now open, ending on 22 June. The Roadmap consultation earlier this year only received 134 submissions. It is really important for consumers to give their views now.

Link: https://ethra.co/news/73-urgent-call-to-action-for-eu-tax-consultation

UK: The all-party faction in the British Parliament (APPG) has published its investigation report on COP9 (WHO-FCTC) on vaping.

April 1st, 2021

The current interpretation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control is inconsistent with British policy objectives; Britain must continue to be guided by the (scientific) evidence.

Links:

https://copinquiry.co.uk/report-and-press-release
https://cataniaconversation.coehar.org/news/

STORY OF THE WEEK

March 29th, 2021

“I have a feeling it may have had a positive effect on teen vaping, but a negative effect for adult smoking,” said Dr. Nancy Rigotti of Harvard Medical School.

Link: https://www.fox6now.com/news/anti-smoking-hotline-sees-biggest-decrease-in-a-decade-amid-covid-19

VAPERS’ ALLIANCE: THE IMPORTANCE OF INCLUDING VAPES IN EU CANCER SCHEME

March 25th, 2021

Michael Landl, director of the World Vapers’ Alliance (WVA), had said that it is time new tobacco harm reduction approaches are endorsed.

Links:

https://www.vapingpost.com/2021/03/25/vapers-alliance-the-importance-of-including-vapes-in-eu-cancer-scheme/
https://vaping360.com/vape-news/