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Clive Bates | 14 September 2014  Read more...

WHO position on ENDS - a critique of the use of science and communication of risk
A new paper is published today: WHO position on ENDS: a critique of the use of science and communication of risk (PDF) written and researched by Clive Bates at Counterfactual.
We have grown accustomed to WHO and the FCTC Secretariat taking a negative approach to tobacco harm reduction - seeing only risks and threats, and little of the real world potential, while covertly planning an offensive against e-cigarettes through the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

Neil McKeganey | 28 August 2014  Read more...

Scary Monsters. Have health professionals started a new moral panic over e-cigarettes?
There are few things more powerful than the narrative of fear. The concern that something may be harming us in ways that we might have been unaware, and that action should be taken to limit its occurrence, is a foundational tablet of interventionist public policy. The narrative of fear can be equally strong when it comes to new items that emerge in our social world and about which we know relatively little.

Gerry Stimson | 26 August 2014  Read more...

Statement on Tuesday´s publication of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Report on e-cigarettes
WHO’s mission is to save lives and prevent disease but once again it is exaggerating the risks of e-cigarettes, while downplaying the huge potential of these non-combustible low risk nicotine products to end the epidemic of tobacco related disease.

NSP | 22 August 2014  Read more...

European vapers speak up against WHO
The European vaper organisation – European Vapers United Network – has added its voice to the growing concern about the possible WHO position on electronic cigarettes.

  • Researchers say inadequate public awareness of smoking risks, coupled with aggressive tobacco marketing, has left Asian nations with some of the highest smoking rates in the world at a time when sustained anti-smoking campaigns have lowered rates in the US and parts of Europe. Roughly 60 percent of the world's population lives in Asia, where "tobacco control programmes are less well-developed, particularly in low- and middle-income countries [...]
    2014-09-18 | news.yahoo.com

  • City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell wants to ban smoking in New Orleans bars and clubs. The government is required to "protect the health" of workers there exposed to smoke, she said. Government has no such obligation. In fact, much mischief springs from such misguided notions. If bars want to ban smoking they are free to do so. Indeed, many have. Recent trips to Finn McCool's and Lucy's showed popular watering holes have taken such steps.
    2014-09-18 | nola.com

  • MANILA, Philippines–The Philippine sales arm of the manufacturer of Lucky Strike and Pall Mall cigarettes has already infused half of its prior investment commitment worth $200 million, an executive said Tuesday. James Michael Lafferty, British American Tobacco (BAT) country general manager, told reporters that the company has “crossed the $100-million mark” in terms of its investments in the country.
    2014-09-18 | business.inquirer.net

  • SEATTLE - A shocking number of children have become sick after ingesting liquid nicotine found in e-cigarettes, says the Washington Poison Center. "Sick from nicotine includes things like vomiting, ultimately, if they've taken enough of it - which isn't very much if you're dealing with taking concentrated nicotine," says Dr. Lewis Nelson, a medical toxicologist.
    2014-09-18 | komonews.com

  • Last week, the Missouri legislature overturned a veto by Governor Jay Nixon of a bill to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. Ironically, the bill was vigorously opposed by anti-smoking groups, including Tobacco-Free Missouri and the American Cancer Society and American Heart Association. The bill is quite simple. It classifies electronic cigarettes as a non-tobacco product and bans the sale of these products to minors.
    2014-09-18 | tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com

  • Japan Tobacco International has halted its legal proceedings against Healthier Smoker Ltd (HSL) after the Waterford-based firm’s liquidator agreed on Tuesday to destroy all products and materials within its control that infringe the multibillion tobacco giant’s property rights. Suppliers pulled the plug on HSL after they became aware of the case being taken by JTI which makes Silk Cut, Mayfair, Camel and Benson & Hedges cigarettes.
    2014-09-18 | irishtimes.com

  • As new research shows most young people do not plan to smoke e-cigarettes, experts are divided over the safety of "vaping".
    2014-09-18 | boston.com

  • Inside Out goes to the lab to investigate what is in e-cigarettes while unwrapping the arguments surrounding them. Are they beneficial in areas like the north-east of England, where smoking rates are higher than anywhere else in the country, or are they harmful? They divide opinion but neither doctors nor "vapers" know exactly what is in them.
    2014-09-01 | bbc.com

  • Does cannibalising your own industry ever work? We take a look at the tobacco industry which is turning to vaping as consumers give up real cigarettes.
    2014-08-22 | citywire.co.uk

  • The sale of electronic cigarettes is on the rise but how safe are they? Dr. Laura Crotty Alexander joins our host Dr. David Grant to discuss the potential health risks of vaping including the potential for MRSA infections.
    2014-07-21 | youtube.com

  • July 14 (Bloomberg) -- Robin Koval, Chief Executive Officer at Legacy, discusses the move to ban menthol cigarettes, why menthol represents the growth of cigarette sales in the United States and how the merger of Lorillard and Reynolds plays into a potential ban of the product.
    2014-07-21 | bloomberg.com

  • Reynolds American and Lorillard are finalising a deal to bring together two of the three giants of the US tobacco industry. Lex's Oliver Ralph and Joseph Cotterill discuss how it may affect tobacco M&A elsewhere.
    2014-07-20 | youtube.com

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