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Bill Godshall Update 2016-04-14

Tobacco Harm Reduction Update - April 14th, 2016
 

Contents:
CDC Lies About 2015 NYTS Data To Lobby For FDA Vapor Deeming Ban, More On FDA Deeming Ban, US Senator Proposes Airline Vaping Products Ban, War On Vaping, Vapor Business, Vaping Bans, Minimum Age, Cigarette Packaging In India, More Junk Science - Propaganda - Lies.


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Breaking News: CDC Lies About 2015 NYTS Data

- to lobby for FDA Vapor Deeming Ban
CDC deceitfully conflates lifesaving vapor products and low risk OTP with deadly cigarettes, falsely claims 2015 NYTS found e-cigs are most commonly used 'tobacco product' by teens, and falsely claims tobacco use 'hasn’t declined' among teens since 2011 (by falsely assuming all vapor products emit nicotine, and by falsely classifying all vapor products as tobacco products to confuse, scare and lobby for FDA Deeming Ban).
http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2016/p0414-youth-tobacco.html
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6514a1.htm?s_cid=mm6514a1_e
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/tobacco-youth-holds-steady-vaping-rise-article-1.2601092

In sharp contrast, the 2015 MTF survey found that <20% of teens who used an e-cigarette in the “past month” reported vaping nicotine.
http://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/monitoring-future/monitoring-future-survey-overview-findings-2015
(chart near bottom of page)

2015 MTF survey authors reveal 2015 MTF found that overwhelming majority of teen vapers were cigarette smokers
http://ntr.oxfordjournals.org/content/18/5/654.full
http://ntr.oxfordjournals.org/content/18/5/654/T3.expansion.html

In sharp contrast to CDC’s refusal to report data, Brad Rodu revealed that the 2014 NYTS found that 90% of teens (who reported using an e-cigarette in the past 30 days) were current or former smokers, and just 10% were never smokers.
http://rodutobaccotruth.blogspot.com/2015/10/the-cdc-buries-lead-teen-e-cigarette.html

American Vaping Association: CDC deceives the public on 2015 NYTS data
(in response to CDC’s lying press release and MMWR cited above)
http://vaping.info/news/2016/cdcs-deceptive-release-of-2015-nyts-data

Big Pharma financed vaping prohibitionist CTFK repeats CDC’s lies about vaping and teens to lobby White House to let FDA ban sales to lifesaving vapor products to smokers
http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/press_releases/post/2016_04_14_ecigarettes

Legacy lies initiative’s Robin Koval repeats CDC’s lies about vaping, tobacco and teens to lobby White House to impose FDA’s cigarette protecting Deeming Ban
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/progress-ending-youth-tobacco-use-stalled-300251788.html

More On FDA Deeming Ban

Sally Satel & Alan Viard: Congress, save e-cigarettes from the FDA
http://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/#6df235db6d14
http://www.aei.org/publication/congress-save-e-cigarettes-from-the-fda/

AVA cites Wells Fargo report, urges House Approps Cmte to change predicate date in FDA Deeming Ban (from 2007 to 2016)
http://vaping.info/news/2016/house-committee-could-stop-the-fdas-e-cig-deeming-ban
http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1119091113404&ca=64b0456e-f0e8-44d0-88f6-b497eed217d9

Amy Ridener: E-cigarettes may be soon banned in the United States
http://www.conservativeblog.org/amyridenour/2016/4/14/e-cigarettes-may-soon-be-banned-in-the-united-states.html

NCPPR/Jeff Stier press release: Congress Must Act Quickly to Halt FDA’s Upcoming Regulation to Kill E-Cigarettes
http://www.nationalcenter.org/PR-E-Cigarettes-FDA_041416.html

Article in The Hill reveals FDA Deeming Regulation would ban virtually all e-cigs
http://thehill.com/regulation/275676-week-ahead-groups-await-fda-tobacco-rule

Brad Rodu: E-cigarettes seen as life-savers by UK Government, but condemned by US
http://rodutobaccotruth.blogspot.com/2016/04/e-cigarettes-seen-as-life-savers-by-uk.html

Big Pharma financed CTFK and 30 other vapor prohibitonist groups urge Obama to impose FDA Deeming Rule to ban e-cig sales to smokers under guise of protecting kids
http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/press_releases/post/2016_04_13_obama
http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/content/what_we_do/federal_issues/fda/regulatory/Letter_re_Deeming_Rule_4_13_16.pdf

CTFK’s Matt Myers praises TCA’s grandfather date of 2007 banning new products
http://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/early/2016/04/08/tobaccocontrol-2016-053055.full

Legacy lies initiative’s Robin Koval again urges Obama to ban sale of vapor products (that protects cigarette, and threatens lives of all vaper and smokers)
http://truthinitiative.org/news/tobacco-great-place-start-expected-%E2%80%9Cflurry-regulations%E2%80%9D

CTFK urges House Approps subcommittee to reject exempting premium cigars from Deeming Regulation
http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/press_releases/post/2016_04_13_appropriation

US House Appropriation Subcommittee on Agriculture approves 2017 spending bill, exempts premium cigars from FDA Deeming Regulation
http://halfwheel.com/premium-cigar-exemption-from-fda-included-in-proposed-appropriations-bill
http://thecigarauthority.com/cigar-rights-issues-statement-fy17-appropriations-bill/

Interview with Cigar Rights of America’s Glynn Loope on FDA Deeming Regulation
http://www.cigaraficionado.com/webfeatures/show/id/head-of-cigar-rights-of-america-talks-fda-cigar-regulations-18730

US Senator: Ban Vapor Products On Flights

- proposes banning all vapor products from airlines
Vapor prohibitionist Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) proposes amendment to ban carrying any vapor product on airlines, and have vapor products confiscated by TSA;
CASAA urges vapers to urge Senators to reject this unwarranted proposal to bully vapers, confuse and scare the public.
http://blog.casaa.org/2016/04/national-call-to-action-take-action-to.html

SFATA: US Senate may consider ban of e-cigs in carry on bags
http://sfata.org/urgent-us-senate-may-consider-ban-e-cigs-carry-bags/

Should all e-cigarettes be banned from airplanes?
http://motherboard.vice.com/en_uk/read/should-e-cigarettes-even-be-allowed-on-planes-vaping-congress-politics-law-air-travel-carry-on

War on Vaping

SFATA’s Cynthia Cabrera interviews David Sweanor about War on Vaping
http://sfata.org/category/podcasts/

Vapor Business

Next Generation Labs manufactures NKTR e-liquids with synthesized nicotine (not derived from tobacco, and not subject to FDA Deeming Ban)
http://nextgenerationlabs.com/
http://ejuices.co/collections/nktr
http://eliquid.com/collections/nktr
https://ecig-city.com/shop/mango-by-nktr/
http://www.vaperev.com/blog/bite-into-nktr-by-sqn/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRzZTInwlQM
(consumer review)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2N2jR5cVmoM&nohtml5=False (consumer review)

Vaping’s dirty little secret
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/vapings-dirty-little-secret-e-cigarettes-vape-manufacturing-regulations

Vaping Bans

CASAA urges Rhode Island vapers to oppose bill (H 7664) to ban vaping in workplaces
http://blog.casaa.org/2016/03/ri-take-action-to-oppose-ban-on-vaping.html

Hundreds march on Ontario legislature against e-cigarette restrictions (but news media keeps touting lies by cigarette protecting anti vaping extremists)
http://globalnews.ca/news/2628969/hundreds-march-to-ontario-legislature-against-e-cigarette-restrictions/
http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/protesters-rally-against-ontario-s-move-to-ban-vaping-in-public-1.2852617
http://www.citynews.ca/2016/04/09/vaping-rally-planned-for-queens-park-today/
http://www.570news.com/2016/04/10/protest-at-queens-part-after-vaping-part-of-anti-smoking-law/

Hawaii Senate passes bill (SB 305) banning vaping (and smoking) on outdoor property (including parking lots) of Hawaii Health Systems Corporation
http://www.civilbeat.com/2016/04/smoking-at-state-health-care-facilities-could-be-thing-of-the-past/

Wellington (NZ) City Council considers banning vaping (and smoking) at many outdoor locations to demonize vaping and discourage smokers from quitting
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/78698452/Wellington-set-to-ban-smoking-and-vaping-in-most-public-spaces

Orange County (CA) Health Department’s Jansen Austin lies about vaping to lobby for proposed vaping ban, Board of Health requests public comments, schedules public hearing on April 27
http://chapelboro.com/featured/orange-county-health-department-considering-e-cig-ban-in-restaurants-and-bars

Minimum Age

CASAA urges Illinois vapers to oppose bill (SB 3011) to raise minimum age for vapor (and tobacco) products to 21.
http://blog.casaa.org/2016/04/il-call-to-action-take-action-to-oppose.html

Portland (OR) City Council considers increasing minimum age for vapor and tobacco product sales to 21
http://www.pressherald.com/2016/04/12/portland-proposal-to-raise-age-for-buying-tobacco-moves-to-council/

Cigarette Packaging In India

One Indian cigarette maker to post warnings covering 85% of cigarette packs
http://qz.com/660942/for-the-first-time-an-indian-cigarette-brand-will-cover-its-packets-with-bigger-health-warnings/

More Junk Science, Propaganda and Lies

Mike Siegel: Vaping opponents can miraculously read people’s minds
http://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com/2016/04/vaping-opponents-can-miraculously-read.html

Wall Street Journal invites pro/con articles on vaping
Jed Rose says e-cigarettes might help smokers quit, but fails to point out that millions of vapers already quit smoking, and incorrectly claims a "randomized clinical trial" is the "gold-standard scientific method" of determining the effectiveness of vapor products,
http://www.wsj.com/articles/are-e-cigarettes-a-healthy-way-to-quit-smoking-1460340169
while DHHS funded UCSF vapor prohibitionist Pam Ling deceitfully claims there’s no evidence e-cigarettes can help a smoker quit smoking, while citing a RCT study that found e-cigs were more effective than NRT for smoking cessation.

Mike Siegel: Vaping opponent’s bias revealed in Wall Street Journal op/ed
http://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com/2016/04/vaping-opponents-bias-revealed-in-wall.html

Pharmacy Times article by Anyssa Garza falsely claims 5 facts about vaping are myths, deceitfully touts junk science to repeat 6 lies about vaping (as factual) to confuse, scare and lobby for cigarette protecting vaping bans and FDA’s vapor deeming ban
http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2016/april2016/e-cigarettes-clearing-the-air

Mike Siegel: Vaping opponents attacks e-cigarette companies for urging smokers to quit; hides conflict of interest
http://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com/2016/04/vaping-opponent-attacks-e-cigarette.html

Mike Siegel: Former associate dean of continuing medical education at Stanford essentially acknowledges undisclosed conflict of interest in recent Tobacco Control paper
http://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com/2016/04/former-associate-dean-of-continuing.html

CHEST article falsely calls vaping smoking, falsely claims vaping causes lung impairment
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012369216012344
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-04/acoc-ehi041116.php

 

- Bill Godshall

Godshall THR update 2016-04-14