MANILA – The Department of Health called Wednesday for a ban on e-cigarettes as it stressed that vaping has no positive health effect.

Vaping or using e-cigarettes, is not a proven nicotine replacement therapy and can cause lung illness as well, Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo said.

“If the DOH had its way, we would go for an outright ban,” Domingo told reporters, noting that a bill is on the works for the proposal.

“Ang vape ay nakakasama sa ating kalusugan, hindi po ito ligtas,” he said.

(Vape is not good or safe for the health.)

At present, over 1 million Filipinos, or about 1 percent of the population are using e-cigarettes, Domingo said.

Read more about this article here: https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/10/30/19/doh-wants-ban-on-e-cigarettes

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 30) – The Department of Health (DOH) is pushing for a total ban on potentially deadly electronic cigarettes.

“If the DOH had its way, we would push for an outright ban of e-cigarettes,” Health Undersecretary Rolando Domingo said in a Malacañang briefing on Wednesday, as he raised the alarm on the rising number of young Filipinos hooked to vaping.

“Kami po ay nababahala sa DOH. May mga kabataan, pati sa sa elementarya pa lamang, gumagamit na sila ng vape at hindi nila naiisip na masama ito dahil nakakaengganyo,” he added.

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[Translation: We, at DOH, are concerned. There are young people – including elementary students – who are using vape and they are not even aware of its ill effects on health because of how enticing it is.]

Domingo reiterated the agency’s earlier position that vape is not a safe alternative for traditional cigarette, contrary to advertisements.

Ang disenyo ng vape ay hindi para sa mga bata at ang mga ganitong produkto hindi nakakabuting alternatibo sa normal na sigarilyo,” he said.

[Translation: Vape is not designed for young people and products like this are not a good alternative for normal cigarettes.]

Domingo said if Congress has the intention to turn the proposed ban into a written policy, then the DOH will support it. He then noted that a senator, whom he did not name, is drafting a bill about the proposal..

“And I think there is a possible legislation that will be proposed at the Senate and maybe [at] the House [of Representatives],” Domingo shared. “There is one senator who is drafting a bill and if passed in the Senate, we will support it,” he added.

Read more about this article here: https://cnnphilippines.com/news/2019/10/30/department-of-health-total-e-cigarette-ban.html

Dr. Michael Siegel is one of the most dedicated advocates of the vaping community who has been very vocal in his criticism of the government response to the “vaping-related” lung disease scandal in recent months.   Currently a Professor of Public Health at Boston University, he has also spent two years previously working as a research scientist in the field of tobacco analysis for the CDC.

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In late September, Siegel blasted his former employer for failing to adequately and swiftly inform the general population that THC vaping is the direct cause of the respiratory scare rather than the vaping of convention FDA-regulated nicotine vapes.  Today, he is focusing his frustrations on state officials and their corresponding health departments who appear to be mimicking the CDC’s abysmal emergency response management strategies.

Read more about this article here: https://www.vapes.com/blogs/news/seigel-44-of-state-vaping-warnings-on-verge-of-committing-public-health-malpractice

In the early 2000s, Hon Lik’s father, a heavy smoker, was diagnosed with lung cancer. Hon, a pharmacist by training living in Shenyang, China, had a tobacco dependency of his own. That fact, along with the sobering news, spurred him to invent the device that became the precursor of most of today’s e-cigarettes. 

Hon believed that “aerosolizing” nicotine, infusing it in a vapor rather than delivering it through smoke from tobacco, could help addicts sustain their habit without risking their life from exposure to tar and toxic chemicals. Hon’s product made its debut in 2003. His father died shortly afterward, but within a few years, e-cigarettes proliferated worldwide—their rapid adoption driven by the belief that they were safer than traditional cigarettes. 

Read more about this article here: https://fortune.com/longform/vaping-death-big-tobacco/

A regional group has confirmed that a Pasig trial court temporarily stopped the Department of Health (DOH) and Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from implementing an administrative order that would have imposed restrictive regulations on e-cigarettes or vapes.

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Clarisse Virgino, a Philippine representative to the Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA), said a Pasig City Regional Trial Court issued a writ of preliminary injunction ordering Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque and Health Undersecretary and FDA Officer in Charge Rolando Enrique Domingo not to implement Administrative Order 2019-0007, entitled “Revised Rules and Regulations on Electronic Nicotine and Non-Nicotine Delivery System [ENDS/ENNDS],” which was set to take effect on October 24, 2019.

Read more about this article here: https://businessmirror.com.ph/2019/10/24/court-stops-doh-fda-from-implementing-restrictive-regulations-on-e-cigs-vapes/

You could say that Jed Rose has spent his entire career – his entire life, even – trying to get people to smoke fewer cigarettes.

Rose’s father died at 47 of smoking-related heart disease. Then, as a post-doc at UCLA, Rose became fascinated with how millions of people, like his own dad, could become cripplingly addicted to a drug that “doesn’t get people visibly high.”

Man with an electronic cigarette sitting on the windowsill at home,relaxing after hard day

Since then, he’s pioneered patches, drugs, and vape-like e-cigarette prototypes that target smokers in the hopes they will make a switch that could net them extra years of life.

Rose’s insatiable interest in smoking cessation has bolstered a 40-plus year academic and industry-sponsored career.

Read more about this article here: https://www.businessinsider.com.au/nicotine-patch-creator-anti-vaping-forces-overhyping-danger-2019-10

(CNN)An outbreak of a vaping-related illness in the United States has sickened hundreds and may be linked to the deaths of seven people, and an epidemic of youth vaping there has been called a “public health crisis.”President Donald Trump’s administration moved to ban e-cigarette flavors and there are warnings to avoid vaping altogether, and but in the UK, there doesn’t appear to be an outbreak of vaping-related sickness. Neither has vaping’s popularity soared among young people who never smoked. Rather, e-cigarettes have been embraced mostly as a wayfor adults to quit combustible cigarettes. Indeed, health authorities in the UK stand by their support for e-cigarettes as a cessation tool.

“If you don’t smoke, don’t vape,” said John Newton, director of health improvement at Public Health England. “But if you smoke there is no situation where it would be better for your health to continue smoking rather than switching completely to vaping.”PHE’s advice remains that e-cigarettes are a fraction of the risk of smoking, and using one makes it much more likely you’ll quit successfully than relying on willpower alone.”

Read more about this article here: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/09/17/health/vaping-us-uk-e-cigarette-differences-intl/index.html?no-st=1568854412

NEW DELHI, India – India announced on Wednesday a ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes, as a backlash gathers pace worldwide about a technology promoted as less harmful than smoking tobacco.

The announcement by India came a day after New York became the second US state to ban flavored e-cigarettes following a string of vaping-linked deaths.

“The decision was made keeping in mind the impact that e-cigarettes have on the youth of today,” Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told reporters in New Delhi.

Read more about this article here: https://news.abs-cbn.com/overseas/09/18/19/india-bans-e-cigarettes-as-vaping-backlash-grows

VAPING SAVES LIVES | If You Smoke, Make the Switch Says Public Health England

VAPING SAVES LIVES | If You Smoke, Make the Switch Says Public Health England***New Release – Full Interview***In an extraordinarily prescient interview with RegWatch mid-summer Martin Dockrell, the head of tobacco issues at Public Health England feared if vaping products are pulled off the U.S. market “a whole bunch of smokers who might otherwise have quit never will. And they'll die and that will be a tragedy.”In this full-length edition of our exclusive interview, hear Dockrell outline his concerns over the future of vaping and why the UK approach to the war on smoking has been an enormous success.Does vaping save lives? Find out!Only on RegWatch, by RegulatorWatch.com.Produced by: Brent StaffordReleased: September 14, 2019

Posted by Regulator Watch on Saturday, September 14, 2019

When there’s an outbreak of deaths or illnesses from injected street drugs, do public health authorities demand diabetics and doctors stop using syringes? Of course not. Yet a host of public officials — from President Trump to Gov. Andrew Cuomo to members of the Squad — are taking just that sort of approach in responding to the spate of vaping-related illnesses and deaths around the country.

Cuomo, for example, went on a tear Sunday about vaping, calling it “a burgeoning health crisis” and threatening to declare an emergency to ban flavored nicotine e-cigarettes. That followed Trump’s announcement last Wednesday of federal plans to prohibit such devices.

The dramatic sudden outbursts of concern come after six deaths and 380 severe acute pulmonary illnesses, including at least 41 in New York. The cases were linked not to nicotine e-cigarettes but to vaping THC, the active ingredient in cannabis.

Read more about this article here: https://nypost.com/2019/09/16/politicians-are-scapegoating-e-cigs-for-harm-they-havent-done/

No doubt you will have seen some of the stories in the media recently following the publication of PHE’s latest update of the evidence on e-cigarettes.  E-cigarettes do seem to be a bit like Marmite, courting controversy among the public and media alike.

Not surprisingly, there are lots of inaccuracies and misconceptions about e-cigarettes and vaping. This blog looks at some of the most common myths and provides the facts.

Close up of inhaling from an electronic cigarette.

Our latest independent e-cigarette review, authored by leading academics in the tobacco control field,  focuses on the up-to-date facts about vaping among adults and young people in England.

Read more about this article here: https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2018/02/20/clearing-up-some-myths-around-e-cigarettes/

Consumers are likely aware of the recent reports of respiratory illnesses — including some resulting in deaths – following the use of vaping products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) remains deeply concerned about these incidents and is working closely with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as state and local public health partners to investigate them as quickly as possible.

While the work by federal and state health officials to identify more information about the products used, where they were obtained and what substances they contain is ongoing, the FDA is providing consumers with some information to help protect themselves.

Read more about this article here: https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/vaping-illnesses-consumers-can-help-protect-themselves-avoiding-tetrahydrocannabinol-thc-containing

New York’s former mayor has committed $160 million to ban flavored e-cigarettes amid a series of efforts designed to increase oversight of the industry.

Michael R. Bloomberg, who has committed nearly $1 billion to aid anti-tobacco efforts, is now stepping into the campaign to combat vaping, announcing a $160 million push to ban flavored e-cigarettes.

Mr. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, said that his Bloomberg Philanthropies would aim to ban the flavored e-cigarettes in at least 20 cities and states.

His announcement on Tuesday was among a series of developments meant to heighten pressure and scrutiny on the vaping industry, amid a sudden and largely unexplained public health scare that has linked vaping to six deaths and hundreds of illnesses.

Read more about this article here: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/10/nyregion/vaping-bloomberg-e-cigarette.html

SEOUL, Sept 6 — Tobacco alternatives such as e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn devices were hot topics at the 3rd Asia Harm Reduction Forum (AHRF) in Seoul, especially with regards to its role in curbing smoking habits.

Experts from 18 countries called on global public health authorities to adopt feasible solutions that can help smokers give up cigarettes for good.

This includes recognising the benefits of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and heated tobacco products (HTPs) in that endeavour.

Here are four main takeaways on ENDS and HTPs that were discussed throughout the forum.

Smokers have a right to less harmful alternatives

Putting a blanket ban on ENDS would be a disservice to smokers who could have chosen a less harmful alternative to cigarettes, said AHRF keynote speaker Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos.

“We are responsible for telling the truth to the public and we will let everyone choose whatever is in their own best interests,” he said.

Read more about this article here: https://www.malaymail.com/news/life/2019/09/06/e-cigarettes-touted-as-potential-healthier-alternative-for-smokers-at-asia/1787968

CNN is at it again, this time intentionally spreading dangerous misinformation that strongly implies secondhand e-cigarette vapor is equally as harmful to public health as smoking.  The controversial news organization is largely responsible for blaming a surge of mysterious lung disorders occurring in Wisconsin and Illinois directly to vaping.  However, the data now overwhelming indicates that the teen vapers were likely ingesting Black Market or THC-enhanced products which remain unregulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 

In its latest fearmongering campaign, CNN is once again referencing an unsubstantiated white paper on the topic of secondhand vapor without verifying the underlying evidence, if it even exists.  This sort of “copy and paste” journalism is severely detrimental to public health as it ignores key scientific data which clearly indicates that e-cig vapor is 99 percent less toxic than the smoke derived from combustible tobacco products.

In its latest fearmongering campaign, CNN is once again referencing an unsubstantiated white paper on the topic of secondhand vapor without verifying the underlying evidence, if it even exists.  This sort of “copy and paste” journalism is severely detrimental to public health as it ignores key scientific data which clearly indicates that e-cig vapor is 99 percent less toxic than the smoke derived from combustible tobacco products.

Read more about this article here: https://www.vapes.com/blogs/news/debunking-the-fearmongering-research-shows-secondhand-e-cig-vapor-is-99-less-carcinogenic?fbclid=IwAR1_r_0hgWqL6ZfC1NysJTqYOh_d5XsmETRmUZ4W1Zm2cSfEZm2SV2gpvT8

State and federal health officials investigating mysterious lung illnesses linked to vaping have found the same chemical in samples of marijuana products used by people sickened in different parts of the country and who used different brands of products in recent weeks.

The chemical is an oil derived from vitamin E. Investigators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found the oil in cannabis products in samples collected from patients who fell ill across the United States. FDA officials shared that information with state health officials during a telephone briefing this week, according to several officials who took part in the call.


Read more about this article here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2019/09/05/contaminant-found-vaping-products-linked-deadly-lung-illnesses-state-federal-labs-show/?noredirect=on

Average consumption down nearly a quarter since 2011, researchers find

Nearly 1.5bn fewer cigarettes have been smoked each year in England since 2011, research has found.

A study, funded by Cancer Research UK and published in the journal Jama Network Open, found average cigarette consumption fell by nearly a quarter between 2011 and 2018, with approximately 118m fewer cigarettes smoked each month.

The team at University College London (UCL) examined cigarette sales data as well as the monthly self-reported cigarette use from more than 135,000 people in the Smoking Toolkit Study.

The study found the number of self-reported cigarettes smoked monthly declined by 24.4%, backed up by sales data showing a 24.1% decrease on average over the seven-year period.

Read more about this article here: https://regulatorwatch.com/reported_elsewhere/smokers-in-england-light-up-1-5bn-fewer-cigarettes-a-year/

Big Tobacco’s payouts squandered from prevention standpoint

The major U.S. tobacco companies settled litigation with the states on November 23, 1998, in what is known as the Master Settlement Agreement, which requires the tobacco companies to pay out annually in perpetuity.

Those funds have been paid out annually, basically as cash windfalls that were supposed to bankroll tobacco control and cancer research programs.

However, nearly all states have diverted the money to their general funds, with their anti-tobacco programs underfunded and neglected. Only one state — Oklahoma — met the CDC-recommended levels of tobacco control program funding in 2018, according to the American Lung Association’s (ALA) annual “State of Tobacco Control” report.

Read more about this article here: https://regulatorwatch.com/reported_elsewhere/tobacco-master-settlement-at-20-years-anchor-article/

Patients have experienced cough, shortness of breath and chest pain. Some also have had nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, fatigue, fever, weight loss or other issues. The symptoms typically develop over days, but sometimes can manifest over several weeks, the statement said. 

The gastrointestinal symptoms sometimes preceded respiratory symptoms.

“Anyone who uses e-cigarette products should not buy these products off the street (e.g., e-cigarette products with THC, other cannabinoids) and should not modify e-cigarette products or add any substances to these products that are not intended by the manufacturer,” the government officials said. 

USA TODAY reported Wednesday that two leading academic tobacco researchers and the vaping industry were critical of CDC’s failure to provide guidance to consumers about what to avoid. 

“We are working closely with state and local health officials to investigate these incidents as quickly as possible, and we are committed to taking appropriate actions as a clearer picture of the facts emerges,” said CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield and Dr. Ned Sharpless, acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. “We’ve also made it a top priority to communicate with the public about our efforts.”

Read more about this artice here: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2019/08/30/cdc-warns-vaping-thc-e-cigarettes-sold-off-street/2164188001/

Public health experts and consumer groups from Asia-Pacific have called on the Philippine government to impose risk-proportionate regulation on safer nicotine products such as electronic cigarettes, heat-not-burn (HNB) tobacco, and Swedish snus to encourage Filipinos to switch from smoking cigarettes.

“We call on the government of the Philippines to allow its citizens to have access to safer alternatives to cigarettes through risk-proportionate regulation of safer nicotine products, including e-cigarettes, heat-not-burn tobacco and snus,” the Seoul Declaration which was signed by experts and consumer groups on August 29, 2019 stated.

Read more about this article here: http://metronewscentral.net/metro-cities/seoul-declaration-asks-philippines-for-fair-regulation-of-nicotine-products?fbclid=IwAR3TncGmX3JvTvEx499hAgI7lZbV_0AW_lmuI1D16mpxkPCUcX0qgEi220g

The FDA had on July 6 issued a show cause notice to GPI asking them why legal action should not be initiated against them for selling e-cigarettes and violating provisions of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act and the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act.

In a reprieve for e-cigarette manufacturers and distributors, the Bombay high court (HC) on Friday allowed them to resume sale of the product as it is not a drug. Observing that the action taken against them by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) was not sustainable, the HC directed it to release the seized stock of e-cigarettes.

Read more about this article here: https://www.hindustantimes.com/cities/e-cigarettes-not-drug-traders-can-resume-sale-says-bombay-high-court/story-5u2yAukIKlzTofvoU10F2J.html

During last week’s congressional hearings surrounding a perceived rise in teen vaping rates, Juul CEO Kevin Burns came under consistent attack by federal lawmakers regarding the company’s alleged role. As the hearings conducted by the House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy got underway, it quickly became painfully obvious that the event was not designed to be a true fact-finding mission.  Rather, many committee members would simply use his or her 5-minutes of questioning to rant, rave, and spread grossly misinformed and utterly biased opinions regardless of scientific evidence.

https://www.vapes.com/blogs/news/renowned-epidemiologist-debunks-fda-claims-of-teen-vaping-epidemic

At several points during the congressional back-and-forth, the topic of vaping science was highlighted ever so slightly.  A common fallback position of anti-vaping activists is that more research is needed before academia, and consequently lawmakers supposedly, can claim definitively whether vapor products are safe for human consumption.

Read more about this article here: https://www.vapes.com/blogs/news/renowned-epidemiologist-debunks-fda-claims-of-teen-vaping-epidemic

ACS: Nicotine is not tobacco

“In this rapidly changing tobacco landscape, it is critical that consumers receive accurate information about different tobacco products and the role of nicotine in tobacco-related disease. Many consumers are misinformed about the harms of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS).”

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has not always been a pro-vaping organization.  In fact, the ACS once held similar views to those of the present-day American Lung Association which seems to intentionally confuse nicotine with tobacco.  One is a naturally occurring chemical found in eggplants and tomatoes.  The other produces a tar-fill smoke that causes cancer.

Then in 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began making wild assertions that the popularity of teenage vaping was out-of-control.  Mentions of teen smoking rates were rarely mentioned, largely because data published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was also showing a massive decline.

Read more about this article here: https://www.vapes.com/blogs/news/attention-fda-american-cancer-society-endorses-vaping-as-a-stop-smoking-aid?fbclid=IwAR1KErQHSCAR92qW3GpmFZm8pCbEZVA2OXbQFBVizcI888E35O4AHXLoLtc

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its latest national smoking statistics last Tuesday, and tobacco use among both teens and adults has plummeted to record lows.  The data flies in the face of multiple statements by officials of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) who claim that vaping is a gateway to smoking. 

According to the CDC press release, around 16 percent of adults (over the age of 18) were regular smokers in 2016.  A year later, the percentage had dropped to 13.9 percent.  Teenagers are also showing tremendous progress with only 9 percent of high school students reported to be regular smokers.  That’s the lowest number in recorded history.  And what’s more, even the regular smokers are smoking less cigarettes on a daily basis.

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“Among daily smokers, the average number of cigarettes smoked per day declined from about 17 cigarettes in 2005 to 14 cigarettes in 2016. The proportion of daily smokers who smoked 20 to 29 cigarettes per day dropped from 34.9 percent in 2005 to 28.4 percent in 2016, while the proportion who smoked fewer than 10 cigarettes per day rose from 16.4 percent in 2005 to 25 percent in 2016.”

Read more about this article here: https://www.vapes.com/blogs/news/tuesdays-new-cdc-smoking-statistics-prove-vaping-is-not-a-gateway-to-smoking

E-CIGS are three times more effective at helping smokers quit than nicotine patches, scientists say.

Docs have found that vapers are 95 per cent more likely to ditch the cancer-causing habit than those who don’t use gadgets.

Smokers who are prescribed nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), such as gums and patches, are only 34 per cent more likely to quit than those who just go cold turkey.

The study by University College London medics looked at almost 20,000 smokers to see what impact vaping had on quitting success rates.

They found that those who had been given varenicline (marketed as Champix) were 82 per cent more likely to quit smoking.

Charities are now calling on the NHS to recommend e-cigs to smokers.

Read more about this article: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9137088/e-cigarettes-more-effective-nicotine-patches-quit-smoking/

It doesn’t take long to realize that vaping is handled very differently depending on where you live. Legislators around the world have worked over the last ten-plus years to lay out the regulatory framework for this brand new industry. The end result has been a massive discrepancy between vaping laws in different countries, or even states. For example, Australia has long been very strict about vaping, all but banning them outright. Meanwhile, the United Kingdom has proven to be the leading voice in vaping rights, studying them thoroughly and choosing to incorporate them into their smoking cessation programs. According to reports, the UK will once again lead the charge, as some food banks are set to provide e-cigarettes to smokers in need.

Reactions to the news have been overwhelmingly positive from the vaping community, with many praising the administrators for providing a massive boost to not only smokers looking to quit, but especially those struggling to pay for basic necessities. At the same time, anti-vapers have blasted the decision for sending the wrong message to teens about the dangers of vaping. Regardless, most analysts agree this exciting program will be seen in some form or fashion; However, some remain worried, as it’s not set in stone just yet.

Provide E-Cigarettes

The plans were first officially discussed during a meeting of the Hertfordshire County Council’s Public Health and Prevention Panel back on May 9th. Jim McManus, the Director of Public Health at Hertfordshire County Council, gave a brief overview of their proposed plan to provide e-cigarettes to those who need them most. He referenced a widening gap in adverse smoking-related health outcomes between working-class groups and middle-class groups as a primary driver of the plan. In fact, according to McManus, only 12.7% of their overall population smokes, while the rate is doubled when looking at working-class demographics.

The proposed plan would offer a free e-cigarette starter kit to smokers at Hertfordshire food banks. They estimate that for a pack-a-day smoker, making the switch can save around £70 a week, while simultaneously significantly reducing your exposure to dangerous chemicals. If passed, the plan would be fully designed, run, and evaluated by a research team from a respected UK university. Mr. McManus is quite optimistic the program, called the Hertfordshire Tobacco Control Strategic Plan 2019-22, will be up and running by the end of this year in several food banks across the county.

Read more about this article: https://www.churnmag.com/news/incredible-new-way-uk-leading-vaping-time/

Are you worried about metals in ecigarettes? With recent media headlines screaming that ecig vapour contain metals, you won’t be the only one.

But with the levels of metal seemingly very low, I thought further analysis was needed. That proved difficult, as every study into metals in vapour and cigarette smoke seems to use different variables.

Fortunately, in the latest of our Interviews with E-Cig Experts series, Riccardo Polosa, a world expert in tobacco addiction and respiratory medicine who has also carried out research into electronic cigarettes, has kindly agreed to answer our questions on metals in ecigs, as well as other concerns vapers have.

Read more about this article: https://www.ecigarettedirect.co.uk/ashtray-blog/2014/09/metals-ecig-vapour.html

Unknown to many, in 1927 Joseph Robinson came up with the idea of an electronic cigarette.

https://vapingdaily.com/what-is-vaping/vaping-history/

However, it’s another name we relate to vaping. It was Herbert A. Gilbert who in 1963, historical data says, came with the idea of vaping. And in 1965 he patented this invention.
Could it have changed history and saved lives? Well, we can’t tell because, unfortunately, nobody knew of his “smokeless non-tobacco cigarette” back then.

In the 80s Phil Ray and Normal Jacobson worked more towards commercializing the idea of e-cigarettes.

However, in the 90s FDA didn’t allow tobacco companies to introduce e-cigarettes to the market.

In Europe, vaping was also popular, and in the 90s “Eagle” Bill Amato invented the cannabis vaporizer. Of course, Amsterdam was the place. Interestingly enough, they based the German stationary/desktop vaporizer Volcano, from 2000, on his revolutionary ideas.

The history of vaping, although short, is a divine example of the ingenuity of those set upon a goal of helping people with technology. The progression of innovation in this industry has been extremely fast which correlates with the ever growing popularity of e-cigarettes. So let’s take a step back to our humble beginnings to see where we began and take a peak at where we are going.

https://www.vapewild.com/blog/history-of-vaping/

Vaping is a modern trend, but even new vapes have their roots in ancient history. Ancient Egypt is known for its vaping techniques, such as using hot stones to vape herbs. Thousands of years ago the first shisha was introduced to India. All those techniques led to the invention of current vapes as we know them today.

Read more of them here:
https://vapingdaily.com/what-is-vaping/vaping-history/

https://www.vapewild.com/blog/history-of-vaping/


How does one become an expert at blowing O’s? It is not easy, but the process isn’t too difficult to practice! 

  1. Take a hit off your vape mod
    Do not fully inhale vapor to your lungs. You need to leave a little room in there for air so you can push more than just vapor out of your mouth. When you are inhaling, try to hold the vapor in your throat so your lungs, in your chest (biology, right?), can hold a majority of air for proper launching.
  2. Shape your mouth into a circle
    You can do this as you wish. The most effective way to practice though is pushing your lips into your teeth. Not like you are growling, but like you are forming a circle with your lips. Leave a little overhang when you do. In other words, do not form the circle with your teeth. That doesn’t work and they don’t move anyway. Your jaw just opens and closes, so use your lips with a slightly open mouth.
  3. Push vapor using your chest and throat Some say the action you need is like coughing, however, saying the letter may be just as effective! Of course, you don’t need to say the sound, just go through the motions without using your voice.

More tips and tricks? Read more about this article here: https://www.vapewild.com/blog/how-to-blow-os/

We all love our vapes so much and we take them everywhere, like our cell phones, even taking extra batteries and E-juice. But there is one common place where controversy has arisen: the airplane.

With the summer here and many people beginning to travel with vapes more frequently, it’s important for vapers to be aware of the rules when it comes to vaping and traveling with your vape gear, on airplanes. Fortunately, the rules are fairly simple, but it’s vital that you follow them all to avoid getting yourself into unwanted trouble.

Batteries

Batteries are typically to blame for most of the fear and concerns when it comes to vape and air travel. Lithium-Ion built batteries have been under the spotlight for quite some time with laptops, tablets, and cell phones has been banned from taking flight, or at the very least restricted. So there is little to no surprise that vapes would be the TSA’s next target, but that doesn’t mean you can’t travel with them.

Lithium-ion batteries are not allowed in checked baggage.

Don’t fret though, you can still carry them on the plane with you or in your carry-on baggage. Just ensure that the batteries are either in your mod or in a proper carrying case. And don’t forget to take your mod and batteries out of your pocket or bag when you go through security, just like you would with your laptop or cell phone.

Read more about this article here: https://www.vapewild.com/the-wild-blogger/vaping-air-travel-airplane-tsa-faa-rules-tips

A brand new study says if vaping was properly supported it could dramatically reduce the number of tobacco-related deaths a year.

-Churnmag

Smoking continues to kill more people every year than any other preventable cause, making it as important as ever we have effective harm reduction and smoking cessation tools. Despite being only a little over ten years old, modern vaporizers have proven to be invaluable in this fight according to a growing pile of peer-reviewed research. Despite this growing consensus among academics, the majority of legislators and parents remain skeptical of what effect e-cigarettes are really having.

The New Report

The report was conducted by a team of researchers hailing from several respected institutions and schools, led by Dr. David B. Abrams of New York University. The team wanted to understand the real-life impact of accepting vaping compared with continuing to treat it as merely an alternative forms of tobacco, as is currently the norm in America. To do this, they went back over years of reports and data to uncover any relevant connections and trends. The team ultimately concluded that if most cigarette smokers switched to exclusively using a vaporizer, it would save an estimated 6.6 million lives over ten years, resulting in 86.7 million fewer life years lost due to smoking.

While this was their most shocking revelation, it wasn’t their only one. The team first established vaping is a worthwhile endeavor in virtually all scenarios. In fact, the team concluded that only their most unreasonable simulations found the effect of vaping to be a net negative for public health, with most seeing it as a significant gain. They also made a strong argument for the often uncomfortable truth about the nature of vaping, “Even if the risk of harm to some youth who otherwise would not have smoked is marginally increased, such risks must be weighed against the substantial and immediate benefits of displacing smoking with safer nicotine products among both youth and adults.”

Read more about the article here: https://www.churnmag.com/news/report-concludes-vaping-save-seven-million-lives-just-ten-years/

Millions of long-term smokers have developed diseases that have caused them to die early. It is well understood that these diseases are caused almost exclusively by inhaling smoke. Vapor products, commonly referred to as electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, do not burn tobacco or any other material, and so do not produce the smoke that causes smoking related diseases.

  • How an e-cigarette works.
  • Vapor products are an alternative, low-risk product.
  • Many use vapor products exclusively and others smoke far fewer cigarettes.
  • Vapor products can be effective in helping people stop smoking completely.
  • Best estimates suggest that e-cigarettes are at least 95% less harmful than regular cigarettes.
  • Vaping is a clean source of nicotine absent most of the toxic chemicals found in smoke.
  • No known harms to bystanders from inhaling secondhand vapor.
  • There is zero evidence that nicotine causes cancer.
  • Isn’t nicotine addictive?
  • Vapor products are a less-risky alternative to the death and disease caused by combusted cigarettes.

Read more of this article here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=cLBfZe2sppg&feature=youtu.be

Video and words by: CasaaMedia


The company is looking to move away from cigarettes, as the number of smokers continues to decline year by year.

For those of you who continue to compare apples to oranges like comparing alcohol to cigarettes, nicotine, in other words, cigarettes are the only product on the market that when used as intended will kill you! And they are meant to get you addicted so that you can keep lining the pockets of the cigarette manufacturers.

Every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control And Prevention, tobacco use causes nearly six million deaths globally.

And now it’s official, Marlboro has announced they will stop making cigarettes! Marlboro Cigarettes, owned by the world’s biggest cigarette company, Philip Morris International, announced they are moving toward smokeless alternatives and smoke-free products, such as e-cigarettes and safer tobacco products.

Read more about this here: http://viralinside.net/sorry-smokers-marlboro-will-soon-stop-making-and-selling-cigarettes.html

Improving public perception of vaping is an incredibly important piece of the puzzle. Until we have the support of more people, it will remain incredibly easy for the government to step in and place harsh taxes or restrictions on vaping. So as both sides continue their fight to control the narrative, only time will truly tell if this improvement in public perception provides the impact needed to secure our rights.


The new report concludes that public perception of vaping, while still relatively low, is increasing significantly

Read more about this article: https://www.churnmag.com/news/study-indicates-finally-moving-toward-victory-fight-vaping-rights/

Will e-cigarettes make the traditional cigarette obsolete? Vaping is catching on among smokers switching from cigarettes, but it is also attracting a new demographic: young people who’d never smoked before. Tony Dokoupil reports on the possible benefits and unknown effects of transitioning tobacco products to a smoke-free market, and talks with health officials; representatives of tobacco companies and e-cig firms like Juul and Mountain Oaks Vapors; and a San Francisco official who led a fight against flavored smoking products that are believed to attract young people to nicotine use.

Watch and follow this video from CBS Sunday Morning to learn more.

In a surprising move, the Philippines House of Representatives is urging that vaping be included in the country’s tobacco control strategy. The legislative body issued a resolution asking the health department to promote tobacco harm reduction.

The resolution, authored by Reps. Anthony Bravo and Jose Tejada, references the experience in the U.K., where public health authorities have promoted vaping as a safer alternative for cigarette smokers. According to the Manila Standard, the lawmakers specifically cite the landmark reports from Public Health England and the Royal College of Physicians.

A resolution is not law or even binding on the regulators. It is a recommendation by the legislature that the department of health regulate vapes without banning them.

 

Read more about this article here: http://vaping360.com/vape-news/69495/philippines-legislature-backs-vaping/

The House of Representatives unanimously adopted a resolution urging the Department of Health to promote harm reduction measures as part of its National Tobacco Control Strategy, especially the use of electronic cigarettes or vapes as a less harmful alternative for smokers.Co-authored by Coop-Nattco Party-list Rep. Anthony Bravo and North Cotabato 3rd District Rep. Jose Tejada, House Resolution No. 1885 cited the World Health Organization’s observation that in the U.K., where strict tobacco control measures are in place and electronic nicotine delivery systems (which include e-cigarettes) are becoming more popular, smoking prevalence, cigarette consumption and overall nicotine use appear to be gradually decreasing.

 

Read more about this article here: http://www.manilastandard.net/business/power-technology/272608/house-endorses-tobacco-harm-reduction.html

The use of vaporizers is one of the highest trending topics people are exploring to find out all the benefits of vaping daily. And media corporations use this topic to make the most of clickbait headlines, rather than providing real and thoroughly checked information. A sensationalist and fear-mongering headline claims something entirely different from what the article reveals.

 

 

Read more about this article here: https://vapingdaily.com/blog/vaping-busted-myth-cancer-causing/

Thirdhand Smoke

Thirdhand smoke is a thing and it's pretty scary.

Posted by Well-Rounded Life on Wednesday, June 13, 2018

There are things are more irritating than having a leaky tank. Most of us have experienced that moment where we realized our costly e-juice has leaked out of the tank, all over the mod and into the surrounding areas. It’s happened to almost all of us, but some can’t seem to stop the leak. Don’t worry, there are a number of ways to keep it at bay. Here are our top 10 simple solutions to stop your tank from leaking.

Follow the steps here: http://vaping360.com/leaky-vape-tank/

They are slowly taking over the streets, parks and train platforms of Berlin and other cities, exhaling their sweet candle-like aerosol and watching it waft away. Vapers! People who have substituted cigarettes for so-called e-cigarettes, and smoke for vapor.

If you see more vapers in Germany than in some other countries, it may be because Germany is one of the countries taking the most permissive regulatory approach to e-cigarettes. Other liberal countries include Sweden, Britain, and the Czech Republic, according to the Nanny State Index on nicotine supplements by the Institute of Economic Affairs in London. Germany has no regulation on public vaping at all. It has no special taxes on the products, and no rules on cross-border sales. And it only has mild restrictions on advertising and such.

Read more about this article here: https://global.handelsblatt.com/opinion/germany-e-cigarette-vaping-vapers-923105

A unique study shows that non-smoking vapers experience no apparent long-term negative health effects from vaping. The study was presented at the E-Cigarette Summit in London (U.K.) on Nov. 17, and published in the journal Nature.

A team of researchers from the University of Catania (Italy) and the University of California-Los Angeles, led by Dr. Riccardo Polosa, followed a group of young vapers for 3.5 years who had never smoked, measuring coronary, circulatory, and pulmonary vital signs. They also followed a similar group who did not vape, and also had never smoked.

Read more about this article here: http://vaping360.com/longterm-vaping-study-polosa/

Every discussion of vaping should include a comparison with smoking. That’s because most vapers were smokers, and if not for vaping, most vapers would still be smokers. On top of that, if vaping survives the huge challenges to its very existence, millions of would-be smokers will be diverted from cigarette addiction by low-risk nicotine alternatives like e-cigarettes.

Read more about this article here: http://vaping360.com/vaping-vs-smoking/

Public-health policy — especially regarding children — is being driven by the Voltaire Rule: The perfect is the enemy of the good.

Take the current mania about vaping and, most recently, a product called Juul. News reports are replete with high-school officials fretting about how hard it is to monitor the product because it looks like a flash drive and doesn’t produce the same smoke as traditional cigarettes.

Read more about this here: https://nypost.com/2018/05/02/the-teen-vaping-epidemic-is-a-myth/

As I sat in the cafe, without thinking my hand slipped to my pocket. I took out my electronic cigarette, raised it to my mouth and inhaled, savouring the delicious nicotine infused vapour as it hit the back of my throat.

Then a loud voice interrupted me.

“OY, you do know you’re not allowed to vape in here,” said an angry man who was much too large to argue with.

Read more about this here:  https://www.ecigarettedirect.co.uk/ashtray-blog/2018/05/worst-places-vape.html

So you’ve bought an expensive vaping set-up and some top-quality e-juice. Now it’s time to go out into the world and vape freely, wherever and whenever you want.

It’s not tobacco so anything goes, right? Not quite.

There are unspoken rules about how to behave when vaping in public, not to mention a growing shift towards legislation. Whether you’re brand new to vaping, or a seasoned cloud-chaser, we can all use some pointers on the proper etiquette. After all, it’s more than basic politeness, the way we behave now can have major impact further down the line.

Read more about this here: http://vaping360.com/vaping-etiquette/

Legislators continue to push a narrative that vaping is just another tobacco product and therefore should be regulated as such. It’s become incredibly crucial that new research, clearly indicating the legitimate differences between the two, is supported. So while politicians would prefer to take the easy way out and simply regulate e-cigarettes like any other tobacco product, we must force them to do their job. There’s a growing movement of experts who agree that vaping is not only completely different but also one of the single best tools we have in the fight against the tobacco epidemic.

Read more about this here: https://www.churnmag.com/news/new-study-shows-gastrointestinal-microbiome-vapers-non-smokers/

The country’s vapers welcomed a push being made by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to promote the development of less harmful tobacco products.

“We laud the US FDA for the agency’s strong push for nicotine regulation, which paves the way for the development of innovative and less harmful tobacco products,” said Tom Pinlac, president of The Vapers Philippines.

 

Read more about this here: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/984238/ph-vapers-hail-us-fda-push-for-e-cigarettes

It’s become all too commonplace for bans to be rapidly passed by legislators by merely equating vaping with smoking. Despite the growing evidence that says vaping is at least 95% safer than smoking, public health officials still discourage smokers from making the switch through the passing of bans. That’s why it’s so great to see a government body go against the grain and do something others are too afraid to do. That’s precisely what the Alaskan House Rules Committee did when they voted to change a bill that placed vaping devices under the umbrella of “tobacco products.”

A Change Of Heart

During the 2017 legislative session, Alaska state Senate approved a ban that equated vaping and smoking. This was set to place heavy regulations on the manufacturers and independent shop owners across the state by allowing the existent anti-tobacco rules to reign in vaping use. Unfortunately, when this happened, it was no surprise to anyone in the vaping community as many have become used to the creeping regulations. But advocates and lobbyists for the vaping industry in Alaska have been working to stall the 2018 legislative session all year, which finally forced the committee to reconsider.

Read more about this here: https://www.churnmag.com/news/e-cigarettes-no-longer-considered-tobacco-products-alaska-law/

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb reportedly testified at a House Appropriations subcommittee April 17 about “excessive use of e-cigarettes among youths…Gottlieb said the FDA will crack down on youths’ use of e-cigarettes in the coming weeks.  ‘We are going to take some vigorous enforcement steps to try to perceive what we see is inappropriate use by youth,’ Gottlieb said, refusing to elaborate on when the action will happen.  The agency has several avenues for targeting retailers that are selling to minors.  Those include a warning letter, massive fines, or banning the retailer from selling any tobacco or e-cigarettes.”

Read more about this here: https://rodutobaccotruth.blogspot.com/2018/04/fda-is-targeting-e-cigarette-retailers.html

A unique study shows that non-smoking vapers experience no apparent long-term negative health effects from vaping. The study was presented at the E-Cigarette Summit in London (U.K.) on Nov. 17, and published in the journal Nature.

A team of researchers from the University of Catania (Italy) and the University of California-Los Angeles, led by Dr. Riccardo Polosa, followed a group of young vapers for 3.5 years who had never smoked, measuring coronary, circulatory, and pulmonary vital signs. They also followed a similar group who did not vape, and also had never smoked.

Read more about this here: http://vaping360.com/longterm-vaping-study-polosa/

95%

vaping less harmful than smoking

Public Health England

20,000

successful new smoking quits per year resulting from vaping

Public Health England

1.5m

vapers that have stopped smoking altogether

Action on Smoking and Health

40%

smokers who have never tried vaping

Public Health England

7.6m

current smokers in the UK

Office of National Statistics

Read more about this here: http://www.vapril.org/uk-vaping-facts/

“I’ve been vaping for about 2 and a half years. I’m asthmatic and as a smoker I was struggling to breathe going up stairs, stuff that a young person should be able to do on a day-to-day basis. I thought something had to change”

“Since I started vaping, my asthma has got a lot better. I use my inhaler a lot less and my lung capacity has doubled in the time I’ve been vaping, so I’m definitely seeing the health benefits.

Read more about this article: http://www.vapril.org/lucys-story/

A Sonora vape shop owner is joining others across the United States to take on the federal government’s 2016 rule that regulates electronic cigarettes and nicotine-infused liquids as tobacco products.

Mountain Vapors at 83 S. Stewart St. Suite 206 is one of four vape shops named as plaintiffs in a challenge filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to the Food and Drug Administration’s “deeming rule” for such products that took effect on Aug. 8, 2016.

Read more here: http://www.uniondemocrat.com/localnews/5964215-151/sonora-man-takes-on-feds-over-vape-product

If you’re a smoker, vaping the right device with the right vape juice can provide you with the same kind of satisfaction as cigarettes. The added benefit is a seriously wide range of flavors to choose. But, even though the vape kits on the market have significantly improved over the years and make it simpler for a smoker to switch, there is still a learning process that new vapers need to go through to get the best out of their gear when they first start vaping.

So we decided to help: here’s how a smoker can switch to vaping in five easy steps.

  1. Pick your experience

Before buying, think about exactly what it is you like about smoking and how that might affect your choice of vape? Vaping is supposed to be enjoyable and give you satisfaction in the same way smoking does, and it is so versatile that you can have lots of different experiences with the various combinations of vape kits and vape juice. Here are four questions we think you should ask yourself before choosing your gear:

  • Do you crave the kind of satisfaction nicotine gives you and want an experience that has a punchy hit?
  • Or do you prefer the sensory aspects of smoking – perhaps you smoke menthols or flavored cigars – and you’d like something that caters to this desire?
  • Are big clouds more important to you or would you rather be more discreet when you vape?
  • Do you want a big device that makes an impression when you show it to people or would you prefer something smaller and more pocket-friendly?

Once you’ve thought about and answered these you’re ready to go shopping!

  1. Pick your device

Read more about this article: https://vaping.com/blog/guides/start-vaping-5-easy-steps-beginners-guide/

For new vape users, vaping nicotine levels can be confusing. After finally deciding on a great e-liquid that seems like it fits your flavor profile, now you have to decide what nicotine level you will vape at. Although smokers rarely ever know the nicotine levels in cigarettes, when it comes to vaping, nic levels are important. If you are wondering “what strength of e liquid should I use” or “how much nicotine should I vape”, then the following post is for you! We will explore the most available e-liquid nicotine options to help you decide which level is best for you!

What is Nicotine?

In general, nicotine is a nitrogen-containing chemical that is naturally occurring in plants of the nightshade family. This plant family includes the tobacco plant, but also contains many other plants and vegetables including eggplants, potatoes and tomatoes. Historically, nicotine was first isolated from the tobacco plant in 1828 by Wilhelm Heinrich Posselt, a doctor, and Karl Ludwig Reimann, a chemist.

Read more about this article: https://vaping.com/blog/guides/vaping-nicotine-level-best/

What is Throat Hit?

You know it when you feel it! Throat hit is the sensation in the throat caused by nicotine as it’s inhaled.

It ranges from a smooth satisfying catch as the vapor travels down the throat to an intolerable harshness. Smokers who’ve tried to inhale a cigar will know the sensation at its worst.

Vapers seek a throat hit that suits them. For some it’s practically non-existent, for others it’s very pronounced. It’s very much a personal preference.

How do I get less throat hit?

You have two options. One, you use a lower nicotine concentration liquid. If you do this, you may wish to use a higher powered device so that you’re still getting similar quantities of nicotine overall (see power and nicotine explained). The sensation will be much less pronounced.

The other option is to use an eliquid with a higher PH. The flavorings added to the liquid will change the overall PH – a high PH liquid is what you’re after, so you may find citric flavors do the trick.

Is there a way to get Throat Hit without nicotine?

Read more about this article: https://vaping.com/blog/guides/throat-hit/

So, you’ve just settled on which device you’re going to get. Bought some liquids to start trying out, and maybe got some replacement coils and even a spare tank. When it all arrives, you’ll be ready to start the vape journey!

And the vape journey is going to be fun. I envy you! But, from one vaper to another, in the spirit of friendship, I do need to warn you about the biggest mistake new vapers make.

OK, so you’re a smoker and and you’ve run out of cigarettes. What do you do? There might be a 711 nearby you can pick some up at, so you jump in your car and pick some up. Maybe there’s that crushed soft-pack in your glovebox with a couple of bent joints that are just about smokable? Or perhaps you ask someone if you can have (or purchase) one of theirs? Come on, we’ve all done it! Whatever, it usually feels like there’s a solution.

Vaping’s a little different. Firstly, it’s not as easy to find vaping supplies as it is to find smokes. For most people the vape store is a little way away compared to the c-store. So if you run out of liquid you’re going to have to find somewhere that stocks it. Out of hours this could be hard.

Secondly your vape is a battery powered device. If your battery runs out, you’re going to have to charge it up. This won’t be a problem if you’re by your computer or near a power socket, but if you’re out and about it can be a pain.

Read more about this article: https://vaping.com/blog/guides/biggest-mistake-new-vapers-make/

Ever since the introduction of e-cigarettes, vaping usage has exploded around the world. For those who vape, the practice can seem lonely at times. Those who don’t actually know just how many people vape may easily assume that no one shares their passion. For a smoker, socialization is easy – there’s always another smoker around to share a cigarette with. Vape users don’t have this advantage though, and it’s not uncommon for them to not have a single friend or associate that vapes. Fortunately, vaping is now more popular than ever, and those that vape automatically belong to a super special and global club that includes millions of other members.

Just how many members belong to this club? How many people vape around the world today? This is exactly what we wanted to find out. Since the vaping market is relatively new, user research is still relatively thin and underdeveloped. After researching a ton of awesome sources and the most recent vape statistics (and using a bit of simple math), we attempted to estimate this number. In the following article, we will share our findings and present our rationale for unofficially estimating “How Many People Vape Around the World?”

Read more about this article: https://vaping.com/blog/data/how-many-people-vape-around-the-world

You know smoking isn’t healthy, but do you know what happens to your body when you quit? It gets better — top to bottom, lungs to legs.

 

1. Healing begins

20 minutes after your last smoke, your blood pressure and pulse drop to normal.

2. Return to Normal

After 8 hours, the level of carbon monoxide in your blood drops to normal, and the oxygen level rises to normal.

3. Avoid an Attack

After 24 hours, your chances of a heart attack decrease.

4. Regain Your Senses

At the 48-hour mark, your senses of smell and taste are enhanced, and your nerve endings start regrowing.

5. Get Your Legs Back

Between 2 weeks and 3 months, walking becomes easier, your circulation improves and your lung function increases up to 30 percent.

 

Read more about this article here: http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/what-happens-with-your-body-when-you-stop-smoking.html

We’ve got you covered! Here are some common topics seen in bad news stories on vaping, and a study that addresses and refutes each one. At the end is a group of literature reviews that answer all kinds of questions, and make perfect links to include in e-mails to legislators and local council members.

The results of 9 vaping studies

Is secondhand vapor a concern for bystanders
Drexel University’s Igor Burstyn, a toxicology expert, concluded that there is no risk to bystanders breathing vapor. This study was crowd-funded by vapers through CASAA.
“Exposures of bystanders are likely to be orders of magnitude less, and thus pose no apparent concern,” wrote Burstyn.

read more here: http://vaping360.com/positive-vaping-studies/

The FDA has just announced a sweeping change in its policy regarding e-cigarettes and vaping products. In a press release issued this morning, the administration outlined its plan to focus on reducing usage of combustible cigarettes and tobacco, in turn loosening restrictive rules laid out just last year, that could have wiped out most vaping products (“eliquid”).

The health impact of vaping has been a hot topic in recent years, but an increasing amount of studies are showing that e-cigarettes are not only an effective way out of smoking but a considerably less harmful one. The UK’s Royal College of Physicians (the same agency that confirmed the cancer risk of tobacco in the 60’s) recently advised the UK Government to promote the use of e-cigarettes (along with conventional nicotine replacement methods) “as widely as possible as a substitute for smoking.”

Read more about this article here: https://www.engadget.com/2017/07/28/fda-change-of-heart-about-e-cigarettes/

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration aims to reduce nicotine levels in cigarettes while exploring measures to move smokers toward e-cigarettes, in a major regulatory shift announced on Friday that sent traditional cigarette company stocks plunging.

The move means FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has thrown his regulatory weight on the side of those advocating for e-cigarettes in the debate over whether they potentially hold some public health benefits.

Read more about this article here: http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/fda-looking-move-smokers-toward-e-cigarettes-n787491

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Is vaping dangerous? Every day we see the stories, in newspapers and on television, about vaping health risks. Usually they’re centered on the study du jour. Maybe it’s a chemical today. Yesterday it was exploding batteries. Last week it was the increase in teenage vaping. Next month some new vaping danger will grab the headlines. But what is the reality? Do the risks of vaping outweigh the rewards?

read more here: http://vaping360.com/real-dangers-health-risks-vaping/

Under ambitious new plans, health bosses also intend to halve smoking in pregnancy from the current 10.7 per cent.

Around 80,000 Brits a year – more than 200 a day – die as a result of tobacco.

As part of the new Tobacco Control Plan, health bosses will promote e-cigarettes as a safer alternative to traditional fags.

Ministers also want to cut regular smoking among 15-year-olds from eight per cent to three per cent.

Campaigners Ash predict the UK could be smoke free – with less than one in 20 lighting up – by 2030.

Public Health Minister Steve Brine said: “Britain is a world-leader in tobacco control, and our tough action in the past decade has seen smoking rates in England fall to an all-time low of 15.5 per cent.

 

Read more here: https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/4044667/major-crackdown-on-smoking-launched-as-government-urges-millions-to-switch-to-e-cigarettes/

England is the first country in the world to recommend vaping to smokers as part of its official tobacco control plan. The 32-page document was released Tuesday. It applies only to England, not the entire United Kingdom, which also includes Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

“This is probably the first significant government policy paper anywhere that recognises and pursues the opportunities of tobacco harm reduction, rather than defining these technologies as a threat to be suppressed,” wrote Clive Bates in his blog.

 

 

read more here: http://vaping360.com/england-tobacco-control-plan/

Ped xing

Banning e-cigarets defies logic.

More than this, the plan is simply against common sense.

Picture a  sinking ship, and imagine somebody throwing a life preserver at you.

Would you complain that the floatation device is dirty, ill-fitting, or crawling with ants and other insects?

In short, staying alive exacts some measure of inconvenience. You just can’t be choosy about lifelines.

Quite concededly, life is all about choices.

But sometimes it is also about chances or opportunities, and how we grab them.

When life crisis strikes or death is certain, we head for the nearest exit or the quickest fix.

And yet, some people insist on debating survival rates when the ship has already gone belly up.

An Australian tobacco treatment specialist thumped tobacco-control activists advocating the ban on e-cigarets saying they are blinded by their commitment to destroy the tobacco industry while ignoring the potential of life-saving harm reduction alternatives such as vaping.

 

Read more about this article here: http://www.journal.com.ph/editorial/opinion/hazardous-misrepresentation-of-facts

The California Department of Public Health has been carrying out air sampling in vape shops throughout the state, as part of its initiative to determine the health effects of second-hand vapor exposure.

Earlier today in his blog, Public Health Expert Dr. Michael Siegel pointed out that the results for this report were obtained from a relatively small and non-ventilated vape shop, where many of the employees and 13 customers were actively vaping while the sampling was taking place, hence what would be considered a situation presenting a high level of exposure to second-hand vapor. However, given all these unfavourable conditions, the results still reported no dangerous levels of exposure to any hazardous chemicals.

Read more about this article here: http://www.vapingpost.com/2017/05/03/air-sampling-confirms-secondhand-vapor-is-harmless/

Aiming to dramatically cut the six-million tobacco-related deaths each year worldwide, e-cigarette advocates yesterday said there is urgent need for all nations to regulate and enact laws that will recognize e-cigarette as a perfect alternative to smoking.

Speaking before select reporters, Heneage Mitchell, lead convenor of FactAsia.org, said its about time the world sees e-cig’s good effects and stay away from primitive and fearsome belief that such  technology is more harmful than conventional smoking.
“We are here to relay the ultimate way to save millions and millions of lives,” Mitchell said at the forum held at the Holiday Inn in Makati.

Read more about this article here: http://www.tribune.net.ph/business/e-cigs-to-avoid-6-m-deaths-yearly-expert

A study was recently published in the journal PLoS One, titled: “Benzene formation in e-cigarettes”. In what should be considered very fashionable in e-cigarette research, it was accompanied by a press statement discussing about the huge risks associated with benzene exposure from e-cigarettes. It is very interesting to once again see the inconsistency between the study findings and the press statement.

First of all, the study was performed based on the finding of high levels of benzoic acid in JUUL (about 45 mg/mL or 4.5%). JUUL is a prefilled e-cigarette with very high levels of nicotine (they found 6% nicotine, i.e. 60 mg/mL) which protonates nicotine with the use of acid (benzoic acid). It is unique for JUUL to use so high levels of benzoic acid; the authors mention they tested commercial liquids and found benzoic acid at levels of 0.02-2 mg/mL (0.002-0.2%). Benzoic acid could be transformed to benzene, but the study found NON-DETECTED levels of benzene in JUUL despite the use of 5 seconds puff duration.

Read more here: http://www.ecigarette-research.org/research/index.php/whats-new/2017/252-benz

President Donald Trump’s nomination of Scott Gottlieb to be the next commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration is a hopeful sign that the FDA’s illogical tobacco product regulations may soon end.

The rules as they stand lump all nicotine-containing products in the same basket, regardless of what risks they pose, so that electronic cigarettes — which are orders of magnitude safer than tobacco cigarettes — cannot remain on the market unless their makers submit expensive and burdensome applications to the FDA. Combustible cigarettes, meanwhile, are free to keep killing more than 400,000 Americans a year, no paperwork required.

Read more here: https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-03-16/what-the-fda-gets-wrong-about-e-cigarettes

Every few months, a new study about the effects of smoking e-cigarettes concludes the opposite of whatever came before it. It’s a cycle that started when the popularity for the cigarette alternatives exploded a few years ago and has led to a lot of confusion over whether vaping is bad for your health.

We have, over the decades, mostly come to a consensus on the dangers of smoking combustible cigarettes—a conclusion founded on countless long-term studies. Until now, e-cigarette studies have simply either analyzed the product or investigated the effects on animal and cell models.

 

Read More: http://www.dailydot.com/debug/e-cigarette-vaping-effects-long-term-study/

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Ever since e-cigarettes became mainstream consumer products circa 2012, there has been a steady flow of anti-vaping scare stories. In the last 12 months, it has become a flood. The stories nearly always emerge from the US, usually from California, and focus to three claims: that e-cigarettes are as dangerous as smoking, that they don’t help people quit and that non-smokers who use them are more likely to start using tobacco cigarettes.

These claims have been debunked so many times that they can fairly be described as ‘zombie arguments’. Impervious to reason, they stagger on. Only yesterday, a high-quality study funded by Cancer Research UK showed that e-cigarettes are vastly safer than smoked tobacco — but this will not stop someone in the Bay Area claiming the very opposite next week.

 

Read more: https://health.spectator.co.uk/stop-junk-science-vaping-e-cigarettes-dont-turn-kids-smokers/

Flyers being distributed in school campuses by the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) Smoking Cessation Clinic are filled with half-truths and inaccurate information about “vapes” or electronic cigarettes (e-cigs).
Without citing any references, the flyers claim that studies have failed to “show that using vapes does not result to higher rates of quitting or reducing the use of tobacco.”


This unsubstantiated claim is debunked by the findings of two independent and respected groups of public health experts.
A report released in April 2016 by the Royal College of Physicians, the leading professional membership body for physicians in the UK and internationally, concluded that e-cigarettes are likely to be beneficial to UK public health and smokers can therefore be reassured and encouraged to use them.

Read more: http://www.tribune.net.ph/business/pgh-anti-vaping-flyers-slammed

According to the Centers for Disease Control, during 2000-2004, “An estimated 443,000 persons in the United States died prematurely each year from smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke. During 2001-2004, the average annual smoking-attributable health-care expenditures nationwide were approximately $96 billion. When combined with productivity losses of $97 billion, the total economic burden of smoking is approximately $193 billion per year.”

Comparing the health risks of tobacco smoking to the Swine Flu brings out some interesting and thought provoking statistics. According to President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology on H1N1, “A plausible scenario is that the epidemic could cause between 30,000 and 90,000 deaths in the United States.” That puts the comparison of real deaths of 443,000 smokers to a “war games guess” of 30,000 to 90,000 for the H1N1 influenza for which the government recently declared a Health Emergency. That declaration and the shortage of the H1N1 vaccine has caused a panic in the U.S.

Read more here: http://www.news-medical.net/news/20091104/Propylene-glycol-in-e-cigarettes-might-keep-us-healthy-says-researchers.aspx

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In a recent study, scientists have found electronic cigarette vapor has NO toxic effect on the cells found in human lungs. Fresh research, funded by British American Tobacco (BAT), suggested inhaling nicotine vapor could be as safe as breathing air.

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To perform these experiments, the tobacco giant teamed up with the MatTek Corporation, maker of human cell models used in “in vitro” laboratory experiments. Scientists then used a “smoking robot” to expose these lung cell replicas to tobacco smoke, two different brands of e-cig vapor, and plain old air.

After being exposed to old-fashioned smoke for six (6) hours, the cells died. However, after subjecting the cells to an “aggressive and continuous” dose of e-cig vapor, researchers claimed the damage to the airway tissue was “similar to that of air”. BAT spokesperson, Dr Marina Murphy, stated “by employing a combination of a smoking robot and a lab-based test using respiratory tissue, it was possible to demonstrate…. the e-cigarette aerosols used in this study have no [toxic] effect on human airway tissue.”

 

Read more about this article here: http://vapeform.com/vaping-news/new-study-electronic-cigarettes-vapor-has-no-toxic-effect/

The seventh Conference of the Parties (CoP7) of the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) — the world’s first public health treaty — kicked off here Monday with a coalition of experts seeking a focus on policy for new nicotine products like e-cigarettes.

The FCTC entered into force in 2005 and establishes requirements and recommendations for reducing demand-supply of tobacco products to reduce preventable diseases and premature death caused by tobacco use. As many as 180 countries are now parties to the convention.

Slated to run till November 12, CoP7 is expected to play a crucial role in shaping global policy in the field of tobacco harm reduction.

Ahead of the conference, a coalition of top tobacco harm-reduction experts warned that “one in two life-long smokers will die prematurely from a smoking-related disease”.

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Read more about this article: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/experts-urge-who-to-back-tobacco-harm-reduction-strategies-at-cop7-116110700691_1.html

TJ Villaruz placed a tube to his mouth, and a few seconds later a cloud of “smoke” billowed. But the smoke had no tobacco stench. It smells of cinnamon.

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No, Villaruz, 27, was not smoking a conventional cigarette. He was using electronic cigarette (e-cigarette). And the cloud emitted was not smoke—it was vapor

A former cigarette smoker, Villaruz turned to vaping in 2012 when he experienced chest pains, which has since gone. Also, his appetite for food has improved.

Read more about this article: http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/70-percent-of-filipinos-favor-vaping/

Starting November 12,

No ads about any vaping products, shops or events shall be posted.

Only ads about the vaping advocacy and how it can help millions of lives in the future will circulate our social media.

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Although the Federal Drug Administrationis thought to serve American consumers by keeping them safe and well-informed, they are doing just the opposite by controlling the media and science press in order to create misleading and one-sided articles.

An investigation into documents released through the Freedom of Information Act by Scientific American revealed that the FDA uses a variety of tactics to prevent the full truth from being revealed about a certain product. The biggest tactic is the “close-hold embargo,” where they invite a select few news sites to a briefing about the to-be released information with conditions. They stipulate that the journalists have to surrender their reportorial independence by agreeing to only speak with sources approved by their agency.

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