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Bill Godshall Update 2015-04-23

Tobacco Harm Reduction Update - April 23rd, 2015


Contents:
THR Business, FDA / CDC Lie to Lobby for Deeming Reg / Ban, FDA / FSPTCA, China, E-liquid Ban, Taxation, California, Vaping Ban, Sales Bans To Minors, Scapegoating Teens, Packaging Restriction, Retail Restrictions, E-liquid Safety, Vaping And Mental Health, Vaping Research, Junk Science, Propaganda and Lies.

 

THR Business

Altria, Reynolds & Lorillard report 0.5% US cigarette volume increase in 1Q15, first quarterly y/y increase in cigarette consumption since Obama's DHHS, Big Pharma shills and left wing Democrats launched their cigarette protecting War on E-cigs.
http://investor.altria.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=80855&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2039157
http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/RAI/66770704x0x821828/a220bd7e-4372-4701-8157-54eb4c5445e9/2015-08_RAI_delivers_strong_1Q15_results.pdf
http://www.lorillard.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/LO_Q12015EarningsRelease_FINAL.pdf

Altria reports 1.6% cigarette volume increase for Philip Morris USA brands in 1Q15, 2.7% smokeless tobacco volume increase for USSTC brands.
http://investor.altria.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=80855&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2039157

Reynolds American reports 2.4% cigarette volume decline for RJ Reynolds brands in 1Q15, 23.3% cigarette volume increase for Natural American Spirit, 0.5% smokeless tobacco volume increase for American Snuff; reports Vuse remains the leading selling e-cigarette brand in convenience stores and gas stations.
http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/RAI/66770704x0x821828/a220bd7e-4372-4701-8157-54eb4c5445e9/2015-08_RAI_delivers_strong_1Q15_results.pdf

Lorillard reports 3.1% cigarette volume increase in 1Q15, 45% decline in e-cigarette sales (from $51M to $28M)
http://www.lorillard.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/LO_Q12015EarningsRelease_FINAL.pdf

Philip Morris International reports 1.4% cigarette volume increase in 1Q15
http://investors.philipmorrisinternational.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=146476&p=irol-eventDetails&EventId=5182267

FDA/CDC Lies to Lobby for Deeming Reg / Ban

Sally Satel: Their product is doubt - Deceptive Government Campaign Against Electronic Cigarettes
http://www.forbes.com/sites/sallysatel/2015/04/14/their-product-is-doubt-deceptive-government-campaign-against-electronic-cigarettes/

FDA acting head Stephen Ostroff says agency moving 'full speed ahead' to impose deeming reg/ban (that would protect cigarettes by banning >99.9% of e-cigs), touts CDC's false and misleading claims about e-cigs and NYTS data; Godshall comments
http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/239426-new-fda-head-full-steam-ahead-on-e-cig-rules

FDA's Mitch Zeller misrepresents NYTS data (finding record declines and record low teen smoking rates as e-cig use increased) by claiming 'the progress we have made in reducing youth cigarette smoking rates is being threatened' by e-cigarettes
http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2015/p0416-e-cigarette-use.html

Mike Siegel: New CDC Report on E-Cigarettes Shatters Gateway Myth, Suggests Shift from Hazardous Smoking to Much Safer Vaping among Youth
http://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com/2015/04/new-cdc-report-on-e-cigarettes-shatters.html

AVA: NYTS again finds dramatic declines in youth smoking as vaping increases
http://vaping.info/news/2015/nyts-again-finds-dramatic-declines-in-youth-smoking-as-vaping-increases

Jacob Sullum: Smoking and vaping keep moving in opposite directions among teenagers
Where is this 'gateway effect' we keep hearing about?
http://reason.com/blog/2015/04/16/smoking-and-vaping-are-still-moving-in-o

ACSH: CDC's latest survey on teen 'tobacco' use conflates vaping with smoking. But it's not the same.
http://acsh.org/2015/04/cdcs-latest-survey-on-teen-tobacco-use-conflates-vaping-with-smoking-but-its-not-the-same/

Joe Nocera: Peering through the haze (of CDC's claims about teens, e-cigs & cigarettes)
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/18/opinion/joe-nocera-peering-through-the-haze.html

George Will: When bootleggers and Baptists converge (to demonize/ban/tax e-cigs)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/when-bootleggers-and-baptists-converge/2015/04/22/2b6f0ffa-e85a-11e4-9a6a-c1ab95a0600b_story.html

Mike Siegel: CDC is running a dishonest campaign against e-cigarettes which is renormalizing smoking
http://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com/2015/04/cdc-is-running-dishonest-campaign.html

Correction/clarification: My 4/17/15 e-mail citing CDC NYTS findings incorrectly stated that just one e-cig survey inquired if the e-cigs used contained nicotine, as a 2013 international survey found 53% of 88 nonsmokers who began vaping reported using no-nicotine vapor products, and that 3.5% of >19,000 vapers who were current or former smokers reported using no-nicotine vapor products.
http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/11/4/4356/htm

The 2014 Canadian survey/poll found:
- 63% of vapers who quit smoking vape no-nicotine vapor products,
- 96% of never smokers who had ever used an e-cig vaped a no-nicotine vapor product,
- 68% of vapers who still smoke vape nicotine products (38% always, 30% sometimes),
- 29% of vapers always vape nicotine, 24% sometimes do, and 47% never vape nicotine,
- 64% of smokers, 27% of ex-smokers, and 9% of never smokers 'ever used' an e-cig,
http://poll.forumresearch.com/post/197/two-thirds-using-e-cigs-to-quit-one-quarter-to-one-third-are-successful
http://poll.forumresearch.com/data/Federal%20E-Cig%20News%20Release%20(2014%2012%2011)%20Forum%20Research.pdf

These surveys (and the fact that many e-cigs sold in the US contain no nicotine) confirm that CDC falsely classified all e-cigs as 'tobacco products' in its NYTS report at
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6414a3.htm?s_cid=mm6414a3_w

Mike Siegel: CDC refuses to ask critical survey question so that results don't foul up its attack on e-cigarettes
http://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com/2015/04/cdc-refuses-to-ask-critical-survey.html

CASAA Call to Action urges vapers to submit comments to FDA docket on scientific workshops about e-cigarettes
http://blog.casaa.org/2015/04/call-to-action-submit-comments-on-fdas.html

USA Today article repeats and further hypes CDC's false claims about e-cigs, former AP reporter Michael Felberbaum (who wrote many stories misrepresenting the evidence on e-cigs and advocating FDA's proposed deeming reg) now works as FDA spokesman.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/04/16/teen-ecigarette-use-triples/25853003/

NY Times headline and article hype CDC hysteria about rising e-cig use among teens, quotes Tom Frieden on record low teen smoking rate 'This is a really bad thing.' http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/17/health/use-of-e-cigarettes-rises-sharply-among-teenagers-report-says.html

NY Times hoaxed by teen who made up claims about e-cigs
http://www.imediaethics.org/News/10177/Nytimes_hoaxed_by_twitter_source__scrubs_e-cigarette_story.php

NY Times editorial conflates e-cig and smokeless tobacco risks with those of cigarettes (which are >100 times more harmful), repeats CDC and FDA fear mongering lies about e-cigs to lobby for deeming reg/ban, urges FDA to reject Swedish Match's MRTP application to truthfully tell consumers that snus is less hazardous than cigarettes.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/23/opinion/the-perils-of-smokeless-tobacco.html

NY Times finally publishes an objective LTE on cigarettes, e-cigs and public health
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/22/opinion/health-and-e-cigarettes.html

Washington Post front page article hypes CDC fear mongering claims about NYTS findings, includes accurate statements by Mike Siegel and SFATA
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/e-cigarette-use-triples-among-middle-and-high-school-students-study-says/2015/04/16/16632674-e3bd-11e4-81ea-0649268f729e_story.html

Washington Post editorial hypes CDC's false and misleading claims about e-cigs, absurdly claims e-cigs could increase teen smoking, promotes FDA Deeming Regulation (that would ban >99.9% of nicotine vapor products) and even more FDA e-cig restrictions that would protect cigarettes.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-to-regulate-e-cigarettes/2015/04/18/b590b962-e531-11e4-b510-962fcfabc310_story.html

Many more irresponsible news media repeat CDC false fearmongering claims about e-cigs and teens to lobby for deeming reg/ban with very little or no fact checking
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cdc-reveals-alarming-news-about-teen-e-cigarette-use/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/16/e-cigarettes-smoking-health_n_7080548.html
http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2015/04/16/400144741/use-of-e-cigarettes-triples-among-u-s-teens
http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2015/04/teenagers-vaping-nicotine
http://consumer.healthday.com/cancer-information-5/tobacco-and-kids-health-news-662/e-cigarette-use-triples-among-u-s-teens-in-1-year-698513.html
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/USA-Update/2015/0417/Adolescent-e-cigarette-use-triples-Is-vaping-renormalizing-nicotine-video
http://www.northjersey.com/news/e-cigarette-use-triples-among-teenagers-feds-say-1.1311066
http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2015/04/20/Vapor-trail-Rising-teen-use-of-e-cigarettes-is-a-perilous-trend/stories/201504200022

Big Pharma financed e-cig prohibitionist Matt Myers conflates vaping and small e-cig companies with cigarette smoking and Big Tobacco, repeats dozens of fear mongering lies to lobby for deeming reg/ban; former FDA Cmsnr David Kessler signs on to column. https://tobacco.ucsf.edu/when-mitch-zeller-speaks-sfata-meeting-he-should-suggest-they-stop-misrepresenting-cdc-tips-campaign-ecigs

Mike Siegel: E-cigarette opponent admits that he wants to suppress the truth about vaping success
http://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com/2015/04/e-cigarette-opponent-admits-that-he.html

CDC alters anti smoking ad after Ostomy Association complains, but won't remove or change ad that falsely and deceitfully insinuates e-cigs caused collapsed lung in smoker
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2015/04/21/cdc-alters-anti-smoking-ads-after-complaint-from-ostomy-association/

US Sen. Dick Durbin calls lifesaving e-cigs 'potentially deadly', falsely claims 'the number of young people getting hooked' on e-cigs is 'growing exponentially' (despite no evidence any nonsmoker has ever become addicted to e-cigs), claims FDA deeming regulation (that would protect cigarettes by banning >99% of e-cigs) is 'commonsense'.
http://www.durbin.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/with-more-youth-using-e-cigarettes-than-ever-before-durbin-demands-fda-action

Big Pharma financed CTFK push poll demonizes e-cigs and cigars, grossly misrepresents 2009 FSPTCA and FDA Deeming Regulation (to ban >99.9% of e-cigs), then CTFK deceitfully claims most Americans voters support more FDA tobacco regulations.
http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/content/press_office/2015/2015_04_14_poll_questions.pdf
http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/press_office/2015/2015_04_14_fda
http://tfk.org/content/press_office/2015/2015_04_14_poll_presentation.pdf
http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/content/press_office/2015/2015_04_14_poll_memo.pdf

Harvard School of Public Health invites only FDA deeming reg proponents (but no deeming reg opponents or e-cig experts) to participate in biased (anti e-cigs and pro FDA deeming reg) panel discussion 'Can e-cigarette regulation protect the public's health?'
http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/fda-regulations/667289-cdc-survey-finds-record-annual-decline-record-low-teen-smoking-so-cdc-fda-attack-e-cigs-again.html

Big Pharma financed American College of Physicians threatens lives of vapers and smokers by grossly misrepresenting risks and benefits of e-cigs, repeating call for FDA to impose deeming reg (that would ban >99% of e-cigs), advocating even more e-cig bans, failing to ethically disclose ACP's massive $$$ conflicts of interest
http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2275390
http://www.medpagetoday.com/PrimaryCare/Smoking/51104?xid=nl_mpt_DHE_2015-04-22&eun=g220600d0r&userid=220600&mu_id=5215953

Big Pharma shills endorse ACP's call for FDA to ban e-cigs and impose even more e-cig regs, AVA's Greg Conley and Mike Siegel point out their policies protect cigarettes.
http://consumer.healthday.com/kids-health-information-23/misc-kid-s-health-news-435/ban-flavoring-ads-for-e-cigarettes-doctors-group-says-698600.html

ACSH: The ACP warns against e-cigarettes. Why? No good reason, but all their peer groups do as well.
http://acsh.org/2015/04/the-acp-warns-against-e-cigarettes-why-no-good-reason-but-all-their-peer-groups-do-as-well/

Obama's first Surgeon General Regina Benjamin to head Legacy campaign to ban vaping and smokeless tobacco use at black universities under guise of reducing smoking.
http://legacyforhealth.org/newsroom/press-releases/former-u.s.-surgeon-general-leads-tobacco-free-historically-black-colleges-and-universities-initiative

FDA/FSPTCA

Altria, Reynolds and Lorillard sue FDA to block recently issued SE Guidance, claim agency ignored ACA law requiring public comment and review, and agency exceeded authority of FSPTCA by claiming product changes also include package label changes.
http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/big-three-sue-over-warning-labels/article_939e59aa-e37d-11e4-bc6f-e317f64c31a1.html?mode=jqm
http://www.nasdaq.com/article/tobacco-companies-file-suit-against-fda-over-label-regulations-20150414-00936
http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-tobacco-companies-file-suit-against-fda-over-label-regulations-1429029841
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/14/fda-tobacco-lawsuit-idUSL2N0XB1R220150414
http://consumerist.com/2015/04/14/tobacco-companies-sue-fda-over-cigarette-packaging-guidelines/
http://www.courthousenews.com/2015/04/17/big-tobacco-fires-on-new-draconian-fda-rules.htm

Mike Siegel: Tobacco companies sue FDA over required pre-approval of label changes in Substantial Equivalence Guidance
http://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com/2015/04/tobacco-companies-sue-fda-over-required.html

Carl Phillips - TPSAC meeting on Swedish Match MRTP application: is there a scientist in the house?
http://antithrlies.com/2015/04/12/tpsac-meeting-on-swedish-match-mrtp-application-is-there-a-scientist-in-the-house/

FDA sends warnings letters to 3 e-cig vendors (including one in the UK) for informing customers that products were made in a FDA certified or registered lab, FDA attorneys say claims violate of Section 301(tt) of the FD&C Act
http://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/NewsEvents/ucm442497.htm
http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/EnforcementActions/WarningLetters/ucm441314.htm
http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/EnforcementActions/WarningLetters/ucm441310.htm
http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/EnforcementActions/WarningLetters/ucm441302.htm

China

Keller and Heckman Establishes Chinese Working Group on Electronic Cigarettes
http://www.khlaw.com/Chinese-Ecig-Working-Group

E-liquid Ban

Indiana House approves e-liquid monopoly bill (HB 1432) to enrich one e-liquid company and protect cigarette companies by banning sale of e-liquid sold by thousands of smaller competitors, sent to Gov. Pence
http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2015/bills/house/1432
http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2015/bills/house/1432#document-4a82456e
http://www.ibj.com/articles/52806-indiana-lawmakers-approve-rules-for-e-cigarette-liquids
http://wane.com/2015/04/18/e-cigarette-bill-at-governors-desk/
http://www.tristatehomepage.com/story/d/story/business-owners-concerned-over-e-cigarette-regulat/36446/9hCKOLYiHkKD1MPHhskQPw

CASAA Call to Action urges Indiana vapers to ask Gov. Mike Pence to veto bill (HB 1432) that would ban sales of virtually all e-liquid products now sold in state
http://blog.casaa.org/2015/01/indiana-call-to-action-multiple-indiana.html

Taxation

European Commission recommends further investigation of e-cig taxation, deceptively claims that not taxing e-cigs 'will have a significant negative impact on the budgetary revenues of Member States', but fails to consider that taxing e-cigs will result in far greater government budgetary expenditures to treat cigarette diseases; EC says some Member States claim taxing e-cigs would provide 'health protection' even though e-cig taxes threaten public health by discouraging smokers from quitting. (See pgs 51 and 169)
http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/resources/documents/taxation/excise_duties/tobacco_products/studies_reports/ramboll-tobacco-study.pdf

Ohio House leadership guts Gov. Kasich's tax proposals, House Finance Cmte approves new budget bill (Substitute HB 64) that contains no e-cig tax nor tobacco tax increases
https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA131-HB-64
http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/04/ohio_gop_lawmakers_budget_bow.html

CASAA Call to Action opposes budget proposal by Washington DC Mayor Bowser to impose a 70% tax on vapor products
http://blog.casaa.org/2015/04/washington-dc-call-to-action-oppose-70.html

CASAA Call to Action urges opposition to Louisiana bills (HB 427 & SB 252) to tax e-liquid and increase smokeless tobacco tax
http://blog.casaa.org/2015/04/louisiana-call-to-action-take-action-to.html

California

AVA's Greg Conley debates CA Sen. Mark Leno about e-cig bans on MSNBC Ed show
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyihvKal_Bw

Carl Phillips - California ecig 'regulation' hearing: a catalog of lies (part 1)
http://antithrlies.com/2015/04/21/california-ecig-regulation-hearing-a-catalog-of-lies-part-1/#more-2246

SoCal PBS 24 minute segment on e-cigs objective and accurate except for many false fear mongering claims by e-cig prohibitionists Sen. Barbara Boxer and American Academy of Pediatrics' Kate Roberts, the latter of whom falsely claimed AAP isn't trying to prevent smokers from buying e-cigs (as AAP urged FDA to unlawfully ban e-cigs in 2009 and is lobbying FDA to impose deeming reg) and failed to ethically disclose AAP's huge financial conflict of interest with Big Pharma.
http://video.pbssocal.org/video/2365462400/

San Francisco (CA) Board of Supervisers set to impose unenforceable smokeless tobacco usage ban at baseball parks, greatly exaggerates disease risks of products
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-3049685/San-Francisco-strikes-chewing-tobacco-playing-fields.html

Vaping Ban

CASAA Call to Action opposes RI bill (SB 489) to ban vaping in all workplaces, and RI bill (SB 482) to require e-cig retailers to post warnings falsely claiming that vaping can cause cancer and lung disease
http://blog.casaa.org/2015/04/rhode-island-oppose-indoor-vaping-ban.html

Sales ban to minors

Montana House approves bill (SB 66) to ban sale of 'vapor products' and 'alternative nicotine products' to minors, requires licensing of vendors, sent to Gov. Steve Bullock
http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_SESS=20151&P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=SB&P_BILL_NO=66&P_BILL_DFT_NO=&P_CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ2=&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ=
http://leg.mt.gov/bills/2015/billhtml/SB0066.htm
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Bill-banning-e-cigarette-sales-to-minors-headed-6200026.php

Scape goating teens

Ohio high student tackled and arrested by school police for using an e-cig
http://fox8.com/2015/04/15/high-school-student-arrested-charged-over-e-cigarette/

Packaging restriction

NC Senate Health Cmte approves substitute bill (SB 286) to require child-resistant packaging for e-liquid, removed requirement in bill for state specific warning label.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2015&BillID=SB286&submitButton=Go
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2015/Bills/Senate/PDF/S286v2.pdf
http://www.journalnow.com/bill-would-require-safety-packaging-for-e-cig-liquids/article_8dd2128e-23f5-5862-a1ab-e0f34648e02f.html

Retail restriction

CASAA Call to Action opposes several e-cig sales restrictions proposed by MA AG Maura Healey
http://blog.casaa.org/2015/04/massachusetts-call-to-action-attorney.html

E-liquid safety

First case of fatal childhood nicotine poisoning ruled accidental, but mandatory child-resistant packaging law(s) WOULDN'T have prevented incident because adult sister of mother's spouse irresponsibly removed the cap from a bottle of e-liquid, left opened bottle of e-liquid sitting out on a low table in the dining room, then went out shopping.
http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Case-closed-in-Fort-Plain-liquid-nicotine-death-6195411.php

Vaping and mental health

Louise Ross: Why shouldn't people with poor mental health have the same opportunities as everyone else?
http://www.clivebates.com/?p=3014

Vaping Research

2012/13 UK survey found daily users of Premium Vaporizers & e-liquid (aka tanks) were more likely to quit smoking than smokers who didn't use e-cigarettes, found daily e-cig users were 2.5 times more likely than nonusers to reduce cigarette consumption by at least 50% after one year
http://ntr.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/04/20/ntr.ntv078.abstract
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/add.12917/abstract
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3047441/Smokers-quit-smoking-e-cigarette-day-likely-succeed.html#ixzz3XvsYLne9
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/04/20/us-health-ecigarettes-idUKKBN0NB2KQ20150420
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/realisticlooking-ecigarettes-less-likely-to-help-smokers-quit-study-claims-10190877.html
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/apr/21/ecigarettes-giving-up-smoking-research-nicotine
http://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/news/uk/tank-e-cig-users-better-at-quitting-1.866432

Welsh survey finds many youth try e-cigs, but very few regularly use; finds youth smokers 100 times more likely than nonsmokers to regularly use e-cigs http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150415203535.htm
http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/5/4/e007072
http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/5/4/e007072.full.pdf+html
http://blogs.bmj.com/bmjopen/2015/04/15/many-teens-try-e-cigarettes-but-few-become-regular-users/
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150415203535.htm?
http://consumer.healthday.com/kids-health-information-23/adolescents-and-teen-health-news-719/around-10-percent-of-teens-and-children-may-try-e-cigarettes-study-reports-698403.html
http://www.medicaldaily.com/e-cigarettes-arent-cool-enough-smoke-more-once-pose-little-threat-teen-addiction-329466
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/e-cigs-popular-teens-few-regular-users-214211648.html#fDOLSDl
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/health/article-3040282/Many-teenagers-try-e-cigarettes-regular-users-study-finds.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-32321401
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/ecigarettes-are-popular-with-teenagers--but-few-of-those-who-try-them-become-regular-users-10179570.html

UK Public Health Experts respond to Welsh e-cig study
http://www.sciencemediacentre.org/expert-reaction-to-surveys-of-e-cigarette-use-in-teenagers/

Junk Science, propaganda and lies

New Pankow study (funded by class action lawyers) found negligible nontoxic levels of chemicals in e-liquid products, but authors misrepresent their findings to confuse, scare and lobby for FDA deeming reg (that would ban e-liquid) and other e-liquid restrictions
http://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/early/2015/03/27/tobaccocontrol-2014-052175.full.pdf+html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150415203533.htm
http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/11/4/4356/htm (see Table 2)

News media repeat false fearmongering claims by authors of flavored e-liquid junk study without any fact checking
http://www.theverge.com/2015/4/15/8422803/e-cig-flavoring-potential-for-harm
http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/health/a15116/flavored-e-cigarettes-chemicals/

Pankow keeps lying about e-cigs to scare public, ban e-cigs, generate funding for himself
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-15/is-smoking-cherry-e-cigarettes-riskier-than-eating-cherry-candy-

Konstantinos Farsalinos: Media stories about e-cigarette health risks, based on a study which found flavored e-liquid contains . . . flavors
http://www.ecigarette-research.org/research/index.php/whats-new/whatsnew-2015/205-fl

Mike Siegel: New study which purports to have found that e-cigs inhibit quitting smoking is complete junk science
http://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com/2015/04/new-study-which-purports-to-have-found.html
http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2014.302482
http://consumer.healthday.com/cancer-information-5/smoking-cessation-news-628/e-cigarettes-don-t-help-smokers-quit-tobacco-study-finds-698439.html

NEJM publishes Nitzkin/Farsalinos/Siegel letter criticizing junk study claiming e-cigs can emit more formaldehyde than cigarettes, authors respond without addressing their bogus study or their false claims to NEJM and to news media
http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMc1502242

Norwegian Institute of Public Health falsely claims the barely detectable nicotine levels exhaled by vapers are the same as far higher (but still negligible and nonhazardous) nicotine levels in 2nd hand smoke, absurdly claims that exposure to 2nd hand smoke (and 2nd hand vaper) can cause daily nicotine dependence among nonsmokers and nonvapers.
http://www.fhi.no/eway/default.aspx?pid=240&trg=Content_6897&Main_6664=6894:0:25,7629:1:0:0:::0:0&Content_6897=6729:114665::1:6896:1:::0:0
http://www.fhi.no/dokumenter/136f741b1e.pdf
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-04/niop-eui041415.php

News stories repeat Norwegian Inst of Public Health's lies about vaping as factual
http://metro.co.uk/2015/04/15/passive-smoking-warning-as-e-cigarettes-are-found-to-harm-bystanders-5151729/
http://www.science20.com/news_articles/ecigarettes_better_than_smoking_but_still_have_risk-154827#comment-185267

Brad Rodu: Reality bites the dust in new smokeless tobacco study
http://rodutobaccotruth.blogspot.com/2015/04/reality-bites-dust-in-new-smokeless.html

UCSF junk science lies about disease risks of smokeless tobacco use (which are 99% lower than those from smoking cigarettes) to lobby for smokeless tobacco use bans
http://escholarship.org/uc/item/6rc6v9t2
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-ucsf-report-finds-smokeless-tobacco-use-by-pro-athletes-influences-kids-says-campaign-for-tobacco-free-kids-300066761.html

Pfizer funded survey (that Pfizer won't release) misrepresents e-cig use in Canada http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1518177/smokers-who-also-use-e-cigarettes-still-smoke-on-average-13-cigarettes-per-day

More junk science, propaganda and lies about e-cigs
http://ntr.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/04/11/ntr.ntv080.abstract?papetoc
http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2015.302610
https://theconversation.com/want-to-quit-smoking-switching-to-e-cigarettes-wont-help-40499
http://www.bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2015/04/study_e_cigarettes_may_cause_cancer_like_cell_growth
http://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/health-features/ecigarettes-increase-smokers-dependence-on-nicotine-say-experts-31149996.html
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/28864059/researcher-breaks-down-e-cig-ingredients
https://bangordailynews.com/2015/04/06/opinion/its-time-to-protect-kids-from-liquid-nicotine-a-poison-even-in-small-amounts/
http://www.concordmonitor.com/home/16508600-95/my-turn
https://tobacco.ucsf.edu/what-do-about-fact-e-cig-use-among-kids-exploding



 

- Bill Godshall



Godshall THRU 2015-04-23