Addiction? The Public Health Impact of E-cigarettes

The use of vaporized nicotine products (VNPs), especially e-cigarettes and, to a lesser extent, pressurized aerosol nicotine products and heat-not-burn tobacco products, are being adopted increasingly as an alternative to smoking combusted products, primarily cigarettes. Considerable controversy has accompanied their marketing and use. We propose a framework that describes and incorporates patterns of VNP and combustible cigarette use in determining the total amount of toxic exposure effects on population health.

Royal College of Physicians: Encourages Smokers to Vape

Today The Royal College of Physicians is releasing a new 200 page report titled “Nicotine without smoke: Tobacco Harm Reduction” which concludes, among other things: Smokers can be reassured and ENCOURAGED to use e-cigs, and the public can be reassured that e-cig are MUCH SAFER than smoking. E-cigs are NOT a gateway to smoking.
E-cigs do NOT result in normalization of smoking. Evidence indicates that e-cigs are being used almost exclusively as SAFER ALTERNATIVES to smoked tobacco, by confirmed smokers who are trying to REDUCE HARM to themselves OR OTHERS from smoking, or to quit smoking completely.

No More Casualties – Vaping Becomes ‘Collateral Damage’ In War On Smoking

Regulator Watch, a product of our neighbors to the north, has worked up a wonderful piece about the incredible damage the deeming reg would do to American businesses and public health. Additionally, host Brent Stafford interviews Stefan Didak, founder and president of Not Blowing Smoke.

 

https://regulatorwatch.com/brent/no-more-casualties-vaping-becomes-collateral-damage-in-war-on-smoking-regwatch/

Senator Demands Probe of Leaked Documents

Senator Patty Murray of Washington today demanded an investigation into the alleged leak of FDA documents to the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association (TVECA). Senator Murray has requested that Health and Human Services Inspector General Daniel Levinson identify the source of the leak, expressing concerns about the release of documents still under review.

And we’re live

We’re just adding some of the finishing touches to the website and putting a few things in place for a soft launch this evening. Due to the current travel schedule We would rather take this resource live now instead of in the week of November 10th, 2015. We’re looking forward to providing you the resource we have envisioned this site will be.