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Beauregard schools seeking to curb e-cigarette usage

April 15th, 2021

The Beauregard Parish School Board is considering introducing a new program this fall that would discourage the use of electronic cigarettes, or vapes, by educating students on the health risks, according to school officials.

At the panel’s regular session Thursday night, board members were presented with an overview of the CATCH (Coordinated Approach To Child Health) My Breath campaign that focuses on spreading information on the health and safety risks associated with the use of e-cigarettes, along with promoting healthy diet and lifestyle practices.

Link: https://www.americanpress.com/news/local/beauregard-schools-seeking-to-curb-e-cigarette-usage/article_af4d0012-9e24-11eb-8b02-b706862b6ef8.html

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/

STUDY SHOWS HOW MUCH VAPES CAN HELP SMOKERS WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA

March 22nd, 2021

A groundbreaking study from Italy with adults who have schizophrenia spectrum disorders found that using JUUL vapes helped some 40 percent of participants to stop smoking traditional cigarettes by the end of 12 weeks.

Link: https://filtermag.org/smoking-vaping-schizophrenia/

TO ADDRESS YOUTH E-CIGARETTE USE, WE MUST RELY ON DATA

March 22nd, 2021

Addressing youth use of any age-restricted product is laudable, but it should not come at the expense of adult users of such products.

Links:

https://insidesources.com/to-address-youth-e-cigarette-use-we-must-rely-on-data/
https://www.cebm.ox.ac.uk/research/electronic-cigarettes-for-smoking-cessation-cochrane-living-systematic-review-1?fbclid=IwAR08edoJ56b-gCTcw7eDlG9AJJxxC8fxMMbXj_rT7mlavCcJ54Os-SQJIbw

CHINA TO STRENGHTEN SUPERVISION ON E-CIGARETTES, NEW TOBACCO PRODUCTS; SHARE OF E-VAPOR COMPANY HIT

March 22nd, 2021

Chinese regulations on tobacco management are to be revised in order to strengthen supervision and administration of e-cigarettes and other new tobacco products.

Links:

https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202103/1219085.shtml
https://www.vapingpost.com/

ACUTE EXPOSURE OF LUNG TISSUE TO VAPE AEROSOL HAS LESSER IMPACT ON GENE EXPRESSION THAN CIGARETTE SMOKE

March 21st, 2021

A new peer-reviewed study published in the journal Toxicological Research & Application shows acute exposure of a 3D human bronchial tissue model to e-cigarette aerosol has minimal impact on gene expression compared to smoke from combustible cigarettes.

Links:

https://www.news-medical.net/news/20210321/Acute-exposure-of-lung-tissue-to-vape-aerosol-has-lesser-impact-on-gene-expression-than-cigarette-smoke.aspx
https://innco.org/news/

E-CIGARETTES VS TOBACCO AND WHAT ANTI-VAPERS ARE GETTING WRONG

March 19th, 2021

With the Covid-19 scourge receding, you can expect that various pressure groups and public health officials will renew their wrongful war against e-cigarettes.

Links:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/steveforbes/2021/03/19/e-cigarettes-vs-tobacco-and-what-anti-vapers-are-getting-wrong/?sh=5f00f9c66e41
https://vapers.org.uk/category/latest-news/

NEW INNCO POSITION PAPER OUTLINES WHY BANS ON POPULAR ALTERNATIVES TO SMOKING WILL DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD

March 16th, 2021

The International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organisations (INNCO), a global association advocating for sensible tobacco harm reduction policies, today introduced a new position paper, “10 Reasons Why Blanket Bans of E-Cigarettes and HTPs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) Are Not Fit for Purpose.”

Link: https://innco.org/new-innco-position-paper-outlines-why-bans-on-popular-alternatives-to-smoking-will-do-more-harm-than-good/