Swap To Stop’ | UK to Provide One Million Smokers Free Vape Starter Kits
-Credit By Regualtor Watch | May 24, 2023
UK Govt provides 1 million free Vape Kits for residents to quit smoking.
The debate over nicotine vaping polarizes people “even in tobacco control,” says the chief tobacco control expert at the venerable Royal College of Physicians in the UK.
The Pharmacology of Nicotine: The fascinating workings of a widely Misunderstood chemical
-Credit By Grant Churchill | professor of chemical pharmacology at the University of Oxford. | May 1, 2023
“The effects of nicotine on cognition relate to attention and memory and it has been suggested to be a “work” drug as opposed to what most of society would think of as a recreational or “fun” drug.”
Vaping substantially less harmful than smoking, largest review of its kind finds
-Credit Dr Debbie Robson et al. | 29 September 2022 | King's College London
“The levels of exposure to cancer causing and other toxicants are drastically lower in people who vape compared with those who smoke. Helping people switch from smoking to vaping should be considered a priority if the Government is to achieve a smoke-free 2030 in England.”
United States public health officials need to correct e-cigarette health misinformation
-First Published 12 December 2022 Michael F. Pesko, et.al.
Health misinformation is harmful as it can cause confusion and sow mistrust regarding the adoption of public health recommendations and policies. We provide examples of e-cigarette misinformation promoted by the United States public health officials, which have persisted despite new data challenging the validity of the original assertions.
Clinical Trial Using Nicotine to Combat Memory Loss
-Credit Duster 112 | Oct 2022 | Vapor Voice
Forero maintains nicotine has been used for more than 30 years for conditions like Parkinson’s, depression, mental illness and now memory loss.
“So, we know that nicotine stimulates areas of the brain associated with memory and attention,” said Forero, adding thar they need more participants from minority communities.
Functional MRI clarifies effects of vaping vs. smoking inside the lungs
-Dave Pearson | July 11, 2022 | Business Intelligence
Cigarette smoke inhibits pulmonary perfusion while nicotine-delivering vapors from e-cigarettes do the opposite, actually increasing blood flow in the lungs, according to a functional MRI-based study conducted in Switzerland and published in the July print edition of Radiology.
FDA Chaos: Agency Reverses Itself, Grants Juul a Stay
- Jim McDonald | July 22 2022
The FDA has backed down from its decision to order all Juul products off the market, issuing an administrative stay last night that puts the previous order on hold. The agency announced on Twitter it “has determined that there are scientific issues unique to the JUUL application that warrant additional review.”
Juul e-cigarettes banned in the US?
In a press release, the Food and Drug Administration said the company would no longer be able to sell its e-cigarettes and must remove all of its products from the US market.
"We respectfully disagree with the FDA's findings and decision and continue to believe we have provided sufficient information and data based on high-quality research to address all issues raised by the agency," Chief Regulatory Officer at Juul Labs, Joe Murillo, said in a statement.
Through research and interviews with experts, we explore the truth about vaping and whether misconceptions are preventing us from reducing the largest preventable cause of cancer in Yorkshire.
This short investigative film tackles the myths and misconceptions surrounding vaping and provides smokers with the information needed to make an informed decision about using vape products.
FDA Green Lights Marketing Of Reduced Nicotine Cigarettes and Why This is Good News for Vaping
On December 23, 2021, the FDA authorized and gave permission to 22nd Century Group a company that manufacturers cigarettes that have “95 less nicotine” than other tobacco cigarette products in the market, permission to advertise their products as “modified risk tobacco products.” The cigarettes which are called the VLN King and VLN Menthol will now be able to be advertised as reduced risk products, giving them a huge advantage in the market.
Stop an Excessive Federal Tax on Safer Nicotine Products
UPDATE On Dec. 9, Nevada Senator, Catherine Cortez Masto publicly opposed the Build Back Smoking Tax in an article published by the Wall Street Journal (linked in "updates & history). The tax is being removed from the funding bill. While this is good news, advocates are encouraged to continue educating lawmakers as we could still see this tax come back--like what we saw in the House. Please keep making contact with your officials and urge them to oppose such outrageous taxes on safer nicotine products!
Top Experts Demand That the WHO Listens to Science
In view of the results that the United Kingdom has had with the use of vaping as a smoking cessation tool, public health experts and agencies in the vaping and tobacco industry have called upon the UK government to help raise awareness of their results with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other governments around the world. Especially now that the WHO’S COP9 global conference will take place in November of this year and will likely serve as a launching pad for smoke cessation, vaping, and tobacco policy around the world.
FDA Denies Applications for Over 940,000 Vape Products, Leaving Fate of Juul Undecided
Those in the industry have known for years that the FDA was considering regulations. Anti-tobacco groups sued the FDA to force them to speed up their review. In 2019, a federal judge ordered manufacturers to submit their applications to the FDA. The agency had one year to review the application. During that time, the products were allowed to stay on the market.
After Banning Millions of Vaping Products
American Vaping Association
“Zero product authorizations, millions of banned products, and hundreds of thousands of products left in limbo by the agency’s failure to do their job. That is the end result of the FDA’s multi-year campaign to destroy the vaping industry and hand the remains over to large tobacco companies.
FDA ‘Intends’ to Ban Menthol Cigarettes, Excludes E-Liquids
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has stated its intent to ban menthol as a characterizing flavor in cigarettes and all characterizing flavors (including menthol) in cigars. In a statement released today, the agency said it is working toward issuing proposed product standards within the next year. The plan does not include noncombustible products, such as e-cigarettes.
VCU study finds e-cigs may reduce exposure to tobacco-related carcinogen
E-cigarettes with similar nicotine levels to cigarettes may reduce smoking and lessen exposure to pulmonary carcinogen NNAL, according to a study led by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and Penn State College of Medicine.
Vesting Clause | Vaping vs The Power of The Administrative
In this episode of RegWatch we are joined by USVA’s lawyer Jerad Najvar to discuss the intricacies of the case, including whether the “deeming” authority is so extreme that it’s unconstitutional, and if Congress failed in its duty when it delegated power to legislate to the FDA with little guidance and no restraint.
Leading Heart Surgeon Says VAPING Is SAFER | Unpacking Public Health
Forget about the morality and look only at the science and you come to the conclusion that vaping is categorically safer than combustible cigarettes. This is the medical opinion of Dr. Gopal Bhatnagar, Head of Cardiovascular Surgery at Trillium Health Center and one of the leading practitioners of ‘beating heat’ surgery in North America.
$96 billion of bonds tied to payments tobacco companies make to U.S. states from a sweeping legal settlement in 1998.
While still a small part of the cigarette market, sales of e-cigarettes and vaporizers have already grown to be worth more than $2.2 billion from next to nothing four years ago. By some estimates, they will capture more than half the smoking market within a decade, and tobacco companies are already jockeying for leading positions as that change unfolds.
Science shows vaping propylene glycol kills pneumococci, streptococcus bacteria
Science has proven that the ingredient of propylene glycol found in e-liquids essentially eviscerates several forms of airborne bacteria when vaporized, including pneumococci, streptococcus, and staphylococci.
Each of these bacteria are easily spread from one person to another through coughing, sneezing, and even breathing within close proximity to the uninfected.
Michigan teen who needed double lung transplant finally admits he vaped marijuana
Well, now we know for certain what we long suspected: in an exclusive interview with WDIV's Devin Scillian, the double lung transplant patient, teenager Daniel Ament from Grosse Pointe, finally admitted he vaped marijuana.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT E-CIGARETTES AND EVALI
Despite the fact that the CDC announced January 16, 2020 that the strongest link to the outbreak was illicit THC vapor products tainted with vitamin E acetate, the number of adults who believe nicotine products are the cause has risen 8 percentage points since the height of the outbreak in September 2019. Here’s what you need to know about EVALI.
Doctor-Approved | Australian GPs Shift Policy to Recommend Vaping
It’s hard to overstate the importance of the policy shift on vaping announced this week by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. In its latest national smoking cessation guidelines, the College now advises GPs and other health professionals to recommend vaping to smokers who have tried to quit but were unsuccessful with currently available medications.
The Truth About Vaping
Truth About Vaping - Episode 2 "The Nicotine Misconception"
Studies show related addiction to MAOIs (antidepressant) found in tobacco cigarettes
Nicotine alone is not enough to create the addiction without MAOIs
BOTCHED VAPING INVESTIGATION
No commercial e-cigarettes have been associated with these illnesses in the U.S. or anywhere else in the world. It should have been obvious to CDC that regular e-cigarettes were not and could not have been causing these illnesses. Commercial nicotine e-cigarettes have been on the American and European markets for more than a decade and are used by tens of millions of people.
How long does nicotine stay in your body
The length of time cotinine remains in your system can vary depending on ethnic background, gender, medications consumed, and even diet. For example, men usually maintain higher cotinine levels than women. As the science has advanced, advice on the “cut-points” (the levels above which the person being tested is considered positive for nicotine use) has changed.
Oregon appeals court halts governor’s vaping ban on flavored tobacco products
The Oregon Health Authority has officially made a statement this past weekend that they are currently suspending their flavor ban of flavored e-liquid products. This was brought about thanks to the combined efforts of the Vapor Technology Association, Vape Crusaders & Smokeless Solutions. These organizations, with our community's support, filed a successful lawsuit.
Experts Suspect Trojan Horse by Big Tobacco Responsible for Vaping Nicotine Scare Tactics
Researchers are working hard to determine the cause of more than 500 reported cases of lung illness affecting e-cigarette users. But even before this outbreak, e-cigarettes divided the medical community. Public Health England describes e-cigarettes as "at least 95% less harmful than tobacco cigarettes" – a claim New York University professor David Abrams agrees with.
Banning flavored e-cigarettes might cost Trump reelection
On the basis of public health alone, limiting the ability of adults to access reduced-risk and proven-effective alternatives to cigarettes is an unjust assault on consumer freedom. The global scientific consensus is that when an adult vapes nicotine instead of smoking a cigarette to get nicotine, the commercially available e-cigarette reduces the harm associated with smoking by at least 95%.
Vaping Illnesses: Consumers can Help Protect Themselves by Avoiding Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-Containing Vaping Products
At least one of the associated deaths that has been publicly disclosed appears to have been related to illicit THC vaping products. In many cases of illness reported by the states, patients have acknowledged recent use of THC-containing vaping products while speaking to healthcare personnel, or in follow-up interviews by health department staff.
Fact Check: Did Vaping Cause a Man's Collapsed Lung?
Primary spontaneous pneumothorax “usually occurs in tall, thin males of 10 to 30 years old,” according to Shi-ping Luh of the Department of Surgery at St. Martin de Porres Hospital in Taiwan. Unless caused by a particular gene mutation, “researchers suggest that rapid growth of the chest during growth spurts may increase the likelihood of forming blebs,” says the NIH.
FDA Sued by Vape Industry Over New PMTA Deadline
“FDA’s constantly shifting regulatory process is wholly unreasonable, unfair and unlawful,” said VTA executive director Tony Abboud. “The Agency has failed to provide advance notice or an opportunity for public comment as required by the Administrative Procedure Act"
Nicotine: The Helpful Drug With the Bad Reputation
Perhaps no commonly used drug is more misunderstood than nicotine. Because of its presence in tobacco, its effects are frequently confused with the effects and dangers of smoking. But the truth is that nicotine by itself, assuming a reasonable dose, is a largely benign — and even beneficial — substance.
Air Sampling confirms secondhand vapor is harmless
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.
Harvard study says ‘cigarette additives’ are the real danger; vaping is not
“Tobacco manufacturers developed the use of a range of compounds, including pyrazines, in order to enhance ‘light’ cigarette products’ acceptance and sales. Pyrazines with chemosensory and pharmacological effects were incorporated in the first ‘full-flavour, low-tar’ product achieving high market success.
FDA Fearmongering on Vaping and Seizures Puts Lives at Risk
According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, three million adults and 470,000 children suffer from epilepsy or seizures in the United States. Therefore, it would be expected that some number of e-cigarette users would suffer from seizures regardless of whether they vaped or used no nicotine products.
Trump wants the e-cigarette industry to pay $100 million a year in user fees
E-cigarettes are not subject to such fees now, but several other types of tobacco products are, including cigarettes, cigars and snuff. The agency is expected to collect an estimated $712 million in user fees in the current fiscal year, with cigarettes accounting for more than 86 percent of the amount.
Latest Study: No Lung Damage Reported Following Long Term Daily Vaping
A long term study looking for possible lung damage after a cohort of non-smokers had used e-cigarettes daily for a number of years, indicated that these vapers suffered no lung damage, when their results were compared with those of non-vapers.
CDC Misleads By Calling E-Cigarettes A 'Tobacco Product
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Study Will Examine the Effects of Vaping Regulations
After years of encouraging terrible state and local vaping laws by promoting the belief that “no tobacco product is safe” and that vaping isn’t proven to help smokers quit, the federal government wants to know what the results have been of its long and determined effort to bury vaping.
Tobacco Smokers Could Gain 86 Million Years of Life if they Switch to Vaping, Study Finds
Up to 6.6 million cigarette smokers will live substantially longer if cigarette smoking is replaced by vaping over a ten-year period, calculates a research team led by investigators from Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center.
Study Finds Nicotine Safe, Helps in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's
Nicotine, by itself a nonaddictive drug, shows promise in a study. Los Angeles Times
A study of Alzheimer's patients showed that those who wore nicotine patches were better able to remember and pay attention than those who didn't. Another study showed that nicotine boosted cognitive function in older people who didn't have Alzheimer's, but were showing signs of age-related mental decline.