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Bill Godshall Update 2016-06-30

Tobacco Harm Reduction Update - June 30th, 2016


Contents:
Public Health Research And Surveillance, THR Education, Global Forum On Nicotine, A Billion Lives, Vapor Business, FDA Deeming Ban, CDC Lobbies for Vaping Bans - by calling them smoking bans, Other Vaping Bans, Mandating More Harmful Low Nicotine Cigarettes, Banning Retail Tobacco Displays, ObamaCare, Obama / Biden Cancer Moonshot, Indiana E-liquid Monopoly Law, California Bill Against Vapor Sales - restricts tobacco and vapor product sales to adult only retail stores, State Vapor Regulation, Taxation, Smokeless Tobacco Bans, Minimum Age Laws, Brexit, Vapor Advertising Restrictions, Plain Packaging, Stigmatizing Smokers (and Vapers), Abstinence Only Moralism, More Junk Science - Propaganda - Lies.


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Public Health Research and Surveillance

New study finds:
- 6.1 million Europeans have quit smoking by switching to vaping
- 35.1% of current European vapers reported smoking cessation by switching to vaping
- 32.2% of current European vapers reported smoking reduction due to vaping
- just 0.08% of ever tobacco-related product users reported initiation with e-cigarettes
- just 1.3% of never smokers reported current use of e-cigarettes containing nicotine
- just 0.09% of never smokers reported current daily nicotine use
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/add.13506/abstract
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27338716

New Study: 6.1 million Europeans have quit smoking with the use of electronic cigarettes
http://www.ecigarette-research.org/research/index.php/research/research-2016/241-eurob

New Study: 6.1 Million Europeans Quit Smoking Thanks to Vaping
One of the most in-depth surveys ever finds bad news for vaping opponents
http://vaping.org/press-release/new-study-6-1-million-europeans-quit-smoking-thanks-vaping/

E-cig study in EU finds little use by non-smokers
http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/e-cig-study-in-eu-finds-little-use-by-non/article_b8646ca1-2783-5a84-acf5-689c234c8665.html

Melissa Vonder Haar – Study: Vaping helped 6.1 million Europeans quit smoking
Researchers call it the ‘highest rates of cessation ever observed’
http://www.cspdailynews.com/category-news/tobacco/articles/study-vaping-helped-61-million-europeans-quit-smoking

V2 survey of 300 US adult vapers finds:
- 62% vaped “to quit or abstain from smoking cigarettes”,
- 38% identified as dual users “to obtain nicotine when unable to smoke cigarettes”,
- 29% vaped because e-cigs are more “socially acceptable than smoking cigarettes”,
- 36% said they “preferred the flavors and taste over traditional tobacco cigarettes”,
http://www.csnews.com/product-categories/tobacco/trying-quit-smoking-no-1-reason-why-people-vape

One year randomized smoking cessation trial of e-cigarettes finds smokers who completely abstained from smoking showed steady progressive improvements in their exhaled breath measurements and symptoms scores (FeNO and eCO).
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/eci.12651/abstract;jsessionid=6A249D9B4C792ED2AFA71AB40B84A823.f04t04
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27322745

Study finds health professionals in Flanders perceive the potential health risks of vaping as lower than those of smoking but do not recommend using e-cigarettes to their smoking patients
https://harmreductionjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12954-016-0111-4

Riccardo Polosa responds to Bullen/Glantz debate on advising smokers about vaping
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27248625

THR Education

Marcus Munafo: Vaping is better than smoking – and ‘one of the best ways in 50 years of improving the world’s health’
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3651898/Vaping-better-smoking-one-best-ways-50-years-improving-world-s-health.html

E-cigarettes ‘greatest opportunity’ to boost public health since 1960s, says Bristol University professor
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/e-cigarettes-greatest-opportunity-to-boost-public-health-since-1960s-says-bristol-uni-professor/story-29428274-detail/story.html

Brad Rodu: Smokeless tobacco helps US Air Force achieve low smoking rate
http://rodutobaccotruth.blogspot.com/2016/06/smokeless-tobacco-helps-us-air-force.html

AVCA group’s Vape It Forward programme (New Zealand, where e-cigs are banned)
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE1606/S00106/avca-groups-vape-it-forward-programme.htm

More people turning to vaping as tobacco price rises (also from New Zealand)
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503450&objectid=11666207

Harsh words for Hong Kong regulators on e-cigs (where e-cigs are banned)
http://harbourtimes.com/2016/06/23/hong-kong-may-be-left-behind-in-e-cigarette-debate/

Global Forum on Nicotine

Paul Barnes – GFN 2016: Evidence, Accountability and Transparency – Part 1
http://factsdomatter.co.uk/2016/06/gfn-2016-evidence-accountability-transparency-part-one/

Paul Barnes – GFN 2016: Evidence, Accountability and Transparency – Part 2
http://factsdomatter.co.uk/2016/06/gfn-2016-evidence-accountability-transparency-part-2/

Global Forum on Nicotine – Reducing Harm and Saving a Billion Lives in this Century
http://allafrica.com/stories/201606231272.html

A Billion Lives

Fergus Mason: A Billion Lives Review – We saw it! Did it Deliver?
http://vaping360.com/a-billion-lives-review-we-saw-it-did-it-deliver/

Dick Puddlecote: A review of A Billion Lives . . . . I didn’t hate it
http://dickpuddlecote.blogspot.ca/2016/06/a-review-of-billion-lives-i-didnt-hate.html

Vapor Business

E-cig sales continue to rebound with FDA regulations looming
http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/e-cig-sales-continue-to-rebound-with-fda-regulations-looming/article_30447b4f-60be-51fa-bfad-162625453d18.html

E-cigs are going tobacco free with synthetic nicotine
http://www.wired.com/2016/06/vaping-industry-wants-go-post-tobacco-synthetic-nicotine/
http://www.nextgenerationlabs.com/

FDA Deeming Ban

In Nicopure Labs v FDA, DC Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson schedules Nicopure Labs to file its motion for summary judgment by July 8, schedules Right to be Smoke-Free to file its motion for summary judgment by July 25 (but only on issues unique to its plaintiffs), schedules FDA to file its opposition to both motions by August 16, schedules hearing on motions for October 19
http://www.tobacco-on-trial.com/2016/06/26/docket-for-nicopure-labs-llc-v-fda-et-al-jun-23-26-2016/

Right To Be Smoke Free Coalition and E-Vapor Industry Trade Associations File Lawsuit Challenging FDA's Deeming Regulation and the Tobacco Control Act
http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=dc37abd4-4145-442c-83cf-ef1553c57d6d
http://www.khlaw.com/Files/27053_FDA_Deeming_Rule_Complaint.pdf

E-cig coalition sues FDA to stop new regulations
http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/e-cig-coalition-sues-fda-to-stop-new-regulations/article_a81d1191-cc70-5e09-a991-9c9b427f3428.html

Fifth (and Largest) Lawsuit filed over ‘Deeming’ Regulations
http://www.cspdailynews.com/category-news/tobacco/articles/fifth-and-largest-lawsuit-filed-over-deeming-regulations

Mike Siegel: Four more lawsuits filed against FDA to block its e-cigarette deeming regulations
http://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com/2016/06/four-more-lawsuits-filed-against-fda-to.html

SFATA’s Cynthia Cabrera: The FDA’s Deeming Rule on vapor products must be challenged
http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2016/06/30/the-fdas-deeming-rule-on-vapor-products-must-be-challenged/#10c336da3e0e

Mike Scarcella: E-cigarette advocates say FDA’s new rules are unlawful
http://www.nationallawjournal.com/home/id=1202760536904

Senator Ron Johnson pursues radio talker’s vaping cause
http://www.jsonline.com/watchdog/noquarter/ron-johnson-pursues-radio-talkers-vaping-cause-b99753569z1-384956641.html

FDA’s War on Vaping: Mike Krause interviews CASAA’s Julie Woessner and ATR’s Paul Blair about FDA’s Vapor Deeming Ban
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grUGZrdSIAk&feature=youtu.be&list=PLpuQSvvpsqhhVbHCPQzFmYqKoPDVUKoQc

Democrats are working with Big Tobacco and Big Pharma to choke off vaping industry
http://www.freedom.news/2016-06-27-democrats-are-working-with-big-tobacco-and-big-pharma-to-choke-off-vaping-industry.html

Brad Rodu: FDA tobacco regulation begins with deception
http://rodutobaccotruth.blogspot.com/2016/06/fda-tobacco-regulation-begins-with.html

Vape shop owners say new federal rule could close them down (MA)
http://www.telegram.com/news/20160623/vape-shop-owners-say-new-federal-regulations-could-close-them-down

Vape shops set to go up in smoke: Two year deadline assumed to be end of an industry
http://www.pasoroblespress.com/v2_news_articles.php?heading=0&page=72&story_id=12609

The fight against the Deeming Ban gets more Democratic support
Rep. Colin Peterson of Minnesota becomes the first to co-sponsor HR 2058
http://vaping360.com/fight-deeming-ban-gets-more-democratic-support/

FDLI to host “Introduction to E-Cigs and Vapor Products Law and Regulation Course” - July 8 in Los Angeles, CA
http://www.fdli.org/ecigsandvapor

Mr. Conley goes to Washington, educates Surgeon General Vivek Murthy about vaping
http://vaping360.com/always-be-prepared/

Charlie Minato: What happens to new cigars post-FDA?
http://halfwheel.com/ask-halfwheel-what-happens-to-new-cigars-post-fda/118439

FDA issues deeming webinar on its multi million dollar lottery to create Big Tobacco vapor, cigar & OTP industry monopolies: Timing and Tips for Submitting Premarket Review Applications for Newly Deemed Products
http://fda.yorkcast.com/webcast/Play/8f7c4c0b95f8454a83a58531b98b0cac1d

Ohio State press release touts FDA funded vapor prohibitionists (who advocated FDA’s unlawful 2009 e-cig ban and FDA’s vapor deeming ban) claiming dozens of truthful claims by vapor companies are “inaccurate and misleading” and “The study found that most manufacturer and retailer sites made at least one health-related claim, most often saying that they were less harmful than traditional cigarettes and didn't carry the same second-hand-smoke risks,” urge FDA to strictly enforce MRTP clause (Section 911) banning vapor companies from truthfully saying vaping is less harmful than smoking.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160627125908.htm
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/trsg/trs/2016/00000002/00000003/art00005?token=00561f63241b87956fbe3f57e442f20672136762a4453494446243f25687627504541676249266d656cf44

FDA issues “FDA Advisory Committee Members and “Appearance Issues” to yet again falsely claim the agency’s committee appointees don’t have “conflicts of interest” (after FDA stacked its Tobacco Products Science Advisory Committee with individuals who have irreconcilable conflicts of interest (including many Big Pharma and DHHS funding recipients) because they promote FDA’s cigarette protecting anti-THR regulatory agenda.
http://blogs.fda.gov/fdavoice/index.php/2016/06/fda-advisory-committee-members-and-appearance-issues/

Former Indiana Health Commissioner Richard Feldman touts FDA’s cigarette protecting Vapor Deeming Ban by repeating false claims and obfuscating, then acknowledges FDA’s rule may have “unintended consequences”, including destroying thousands of small vapor companies and creating a new e-cigarette cartel owned by Big Tobacco
http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/opinion/feldman-fda-rule-impacts-e-cigs/article_0feae89a-6407-53fc-a1aa-1c7a0327424f.html

CDC Lobbies For Vaping Bans

- by calling them Smoking Bans

Obama’s CDC and its funding recipient ANR now complain that few states have enacted workplace smoking bans (since Obama’s DHHS, ANR and Big Pharma shills declared War on Vaping in 2009/10), but protect cigarettes by lying about smokefree vaping and by claiming smokefree workplace laws should also ban vaping “It is important for ENDS to be included in state and local smoke-free laws because indoor use of ENDS can expose nonusers to aerosolized nicotine and other harmful constituents, complicate smoke-free enforcement, and impact the social acceptability of tobacco use (2,8).”
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6524a4.htm#contribAff

CDC press releases hype study confirming that few smokefree laws have been enacted since Obama’s DHHS declared War on Vaping in 2009, but fail to acknowledge that fact
http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2016/p0623-smoke-free-laws.html
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/southeastern-states-not-protected-by-comprehensive-smoke-free-laws-300289491.html
https://consumer.healthday.com/cancer-information-5/misc-tobacco-health-news-666/ok-to-light-up-in-many-areas-of-the-south-cdc-says-712240.html
http://www.medpagetoday.com/pulmonology/smoking/58741
http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/southern-states-lagging-in-tough-smoking-bans-cdc-says/article_56691b50-6b6e-50a6-8ec4-d6c9fd10d565.html
http://www.hcplive.com/medical-news/progress-stalls-in-smoking-bans

After lobbying FDA to ban and demonize lifesaving vapor products since 2009, Big Pharma funded CTFK and Legacy lies initiative now advocate enactment of smokefree workplace laws
http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/press_releases/post/2016_06_23_cdc
http://truthinitiative.org/news/cdc-highlights-need-comprehensive-smoke-free-policies
http://truthinitiative.org/news/cdc-report-shows-states-need-pick-pace-tobacco-control

DHHS funded UNC study finds most Americans don’t know there are many harmful constituents in cigarette smoke (after Obama’s DHHS and many of its funding recipients deceived the public to believe vaping is as harmful as cigarette smoking since 2009)
http://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-016-3151-5
http://www.medicaldaily.com/smoking-cigarettes-chemicals-cigarette-smoke-390547
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-06-youre-dont.html
http://www.inquisitr.com/3245097/whats-in-your-cigarettes-there-are-over-7000-chemicals-that-you-dont-know-about/

Other Vaping Bans

California Assembly Committee approves bill (SB 1333) that would ban outdoor vaping and smoking at state parks and beaches
http://lgbtweekly.com/2016/06/29/smoking-at-california-state-beaches-and-parks-on-way-to-becoming-history/

Study by vaping opponents found customers vaped in half of vape shops in North Dakota (despite state’s cigarette protecting ban on vaping in all workplaces), authors failed to inquire about any positive effects vaping has had on the vapers they spied upon
http://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/early/2016/06/24/tobaccocontrol-2015-052888.abstract

British Medical Association keeps lying about vaping to lobby for cigarette protecting vaping bans (UK)
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/bma-calls-ban-e-cigarette-use-public-places-1566974
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/23/ban-e-cigarettes-in-bars-and-restaurants-leading-doctors-say/
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/ban-the-use-of-e-cigarettes-in-public-demand-doctors-nb97hr9rn

Mandating More Harmful Low Nicotine Cigarettes

DHHS funded study finds increased cigarette consumption among smokers assigned low nicotine cigarettes, finds increased puffing among smokers assigned very low nicotine cigarettes; but authors claim very low nicotine cigarettes may reduce harm for smokers
http://www.futurity.org/nicotine-smoking-1190092-2/
http://dx.doi.org/10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-15-1088
http://cebp.aacrjournals.org/content/early/2016/06/16/1055-9965.EPI-15-1088

22nd Century touts DHHS funded junk study claiming very low nicotine cigarettes reduce smoking and alcohol use
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160628005078/en/22nd-Century%E2%80%99s-Nicotine-Cigarettes-Reduce-Smoking-Reduced

Banning Retail Tobacco Displays

DHHS funded RAND researchers claim removal of retail tobacco displays reduced purported “intentions to smoke” by teens to advocate for unconstitutional (in the US) ban on retail tobacco displays
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03z7xkz

ObamaCare

Article delineates how ObamaCare financially rewards Big Pharma, hawks ineffective and less than safe tobacco cessation drugs, and forces taxpayers and healthcare insurance policy holders to subsidize the costs
http://www.groundreport.com/obamacare-supports-smoke-free-healthy-lifestyle/

Obama / Biden Cancer Moonshot

Hypocritical Obama Administration creates White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force (after White House approved FDA’s two cigarette protecting vapor product bans since 2009 even though cigarette smoking causes two thirds of all preventable cancer deaths)
https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/01/28/memorandum-white-house-cancer-moonshot-task-force?s_cid=govD_CancerNewsJune23_01

FDA Commissioner Robert Califf praises Obama/Biden pie-in-the-sky Cancer Moonshot (after Califf protected the leading cause of preventable cancer deaths (i.e. cigarettes) by imposing FDA’s Vapor Deeming Ban), creates FDA Oncology Center of Excellence (that will further increase cancer treatment costs)
http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm509063.htm
http://blogs.fda.gov/fdavoice/index.php/2016/06/leveraging-the-power-of-collaboration-fdas-new-oncology-center-of-excellence/

Indiana E-liquid Monopoly Law

Indiana Vaping Rules Called Onerous & Unfair (GoodCat vapor company sues to block Indiana vapor monopoly law)
http://www.courthousenews.com/2016/06/22/indiana-vaping-rules-called-onerous-unfair.htm

Jim McDonald: Will Corruption Kill Vaping in Indiana?
http://vaping360.com/will-corruption-kill-vaping-indiana/

California Bill Against Vapor Sales

- restricts tobacco and vapor product sales to adult only retail stores

CA bill to ban most retailers from selling tobacco or vapor products (SB 1400) dies in Assembly Committee on Business and Professions
http://www.cstoredecisions.com/2016/06/29/attempt-limit-tobacco-sales-adult-stores-california-thwarted/
http://halfwheel.com/california-bill-limiting-tobacco-sales-dies-in-house/119288
http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article86439072.html

State Vapor Regulation

Washington State House Commerce and Gaming Committee holds hearing on vapor products (Big Pharma shills continue to falsely claim e-cigs harm cigarette smokers)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xrjo2VAREA

NCPPR’s Jeff Stier testifies about e-cigarettes before the Washington State House Commerce and Gaming Committee
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyT0Vh8tfWU&feature=youtu.be

Taxation

PA House approves $31.55 billion budget spending bill that House Majority Leader Dave Reed says will be paid for by higher taxes on tobacco products; different news stories claim (citing different or anonymous sources) cigarette tax would increase by $1/pack, that taxes would be imposed on e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, but not cigars
http://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/06/house_passes_316_billion_spend.html#incart_river_index
http://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/mc-pa-budget-house-vote-20160628-story.html
http://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/06/first-draft_budget_gets_house.html
http://fox43.com/2016/06/28/pa-house-passes-budget-gov-wolf-remains-skeptical/
http://www.politicspa.com/pa-bgt-house-passes-31-55-billion-budget/76539/
http://www.centredaily.com/news/state/pennsylvania/article86214572.html
http://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/10700436-74/budget-tax-taxes

PA Senate ups House budget to $31.6 billion, how to pay for it is next
http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/morning_roundup/2016/06/pennsylvania-budget-fy17-senate-education-31-6-bil.html
http://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/mc-pa-legislature-senate-budget-20160629-story.html
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2016/06/29/Pennsylvania-House-OKs-budget-battle-looms-on-how-to-pay-for-it/stories/201606290121
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20160629_Pa__House_OKs_budget__battle_looms_on_how_to_pay_for_it.html

Smokefree Pennsylvania urges PA General Assembly to hike cigarette tax, but to NOT tax vapor or smokeless
https://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/threads/smokefree-pa-urges-general-assembly-to-hike-cigarette-tax-but-to-not-tax-vapor-or-smokeless.751795/

CASAA asks PA vapers to urge PA legislators to reject Gov. Wolf’s proposed 40% tax on vapor products
http://blog.casaa.org/2016/05/pa-take-action-to-oppose-40-percent.html

Poland may tax e-cigarettes
http://www.warsawvoice.pl/WVpage/pages/article.php/35819/news

Steve Greenhut: State officials addicted to nicotine taxes (California)
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/tobacco-720549-tax-smoking.html

FDA/NCI, CA DPH and Big Pharma funded anti tobacco activists advocate raising prices of all tobacco products beyond taxation, unethically conflate all tobacco products with deadly cigarettes, fail to acknowledge the exponential differences in product risks and benefits, or healthcare costs imposed or saved by use of different tobacco products.
http://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/25/4/377.full

Smokeless Tobacco Bans

Article on smokeless bans in baseball repeats false fear mongering claims about very low risk smokeless tobacco to promote more bans and stigmatization of users
http://www.timesheraldonline.com/sports/20160625/front-and-center-smokeless-tobacco-still-a-part-of-baseball-but-more-awareness-in-recent-years

Minimum Age Laws

Portland (Maine) increase minimum age for sale of lifesaving vapor products, deadly cigarettes and low risk OTP to 21
http://www.pressherald.com/2016/06/20/portland-becomes-first-in-maine-to-raise-minimum-age-to-buy-tobacco/

Cortland County (NY) rejects bill to raise minimum age to 21 for tobacco and vapor sales
http://halfwheel.com/cortland-county-n-y-wont-raise-tobacco-purchase-age/118899

Brexit

ill vapers decide the EU referendum?
(Pre-vote poll found 49% of UK vapers support Brexit, 40% want to remain in EU)
http://blog.vapeclub.co.uk/will-vapers-decide-the-eu-referendum/

Barnaby Page: UK vapers tempted by Brexit, but devil lurks in details
http://ecigintelligence.com/uk-vapers-tempted-by-brexit-but-devil-lurks-in-details/

US tobacco stocks become safe havens in post-Brexit markets
http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/tobacco-stocks-become-safe-havens-in-post-brexit-markets/article_145616dd-5aa0-5c98-abe3-6f98a2887924.html
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-tobacco-idUSKCN0ZA300

Advertising Association urges UK government to reverse its previous ban on e-cig advertising (to comply with EU TPD) now that UK voted to leave the EU)
http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/aa-urges-reverse-e-cigarette-ad-ban-brexit/1400344#

E-cigarette industry body seeks government meeting to changes to EU vaping regulations in the wake of Brexit vote
http://www.cityam.com/244256/e-cigarette-industry-body-seeks-government-meeting-changes

Clive Bates: The EU referendum in 10 provocations (Brexit)
http://www.clivebates.com/?p=4208

Clive Bates: Thinking of a Brexit vote? Consider these questions
http://www.clivebates.com/?p=4227

Vapor Advertising Restrictions

UK Advertising Standards Association exonerates Blu e-cig ad after 13 puritans filed complaints
https://www.asa.org.uk/Rulings/Adjudications/2016/6/Fontem-Ventures-BV/SHP_ADJ_340739.aspx?utm_source=ASA%20and%20CAP%20Master%20list&utm_campaign=09892bf6c1-Weekly%20Rulings%2029%20Jun29/6/16%209:52%20AM&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_436cabcb1d-09892bf6c1-71234665#.V3VQRNQrLMr

Watchdog refuses to stub out ‘degrading’ e-cig ad
http://www.decisionmarketing.co.uk/news/watchdog-refuses-to-stub-out-degrading-e-cig-ad

Plain Packaging

NZ government to implement plain cigarette packaging law (despite no evidence Australia’s law reduced smoking or cigarette consumption), Imperial threatens to sue
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU1606/S00281/on-the-nation-plain-packaging-debate.htm
http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/81461948/nz-cigarette-plain-packaging-law-would-see-imperial-tobacco-sue-for-compensation
https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/tobacco-companys-bid-stop-plain-cigarette-packaging-falls-deaf-ears

Stigmatizing Smokers (and Vapers)

After stigmatizing smokers and vapers by repeatedly demonizing tobacco and vapor companies, products and users, The Lancet Respiratory Medicine runs editorial criticizing the stigmatization of smokers
http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanres/article/PIIS2213-2600(16)30155-2/fulltext

Abstinence Only Moralism

WHO teen tobacco use survey report deceitfully conflates very low risk smokeless tobacco and low risk OTP with deadly cigarettes, conflates any use of any tobacco product in past-30-days with daily cigarette smoking, states goal is to achieve a “tobacco-free future” (instead of reducing cigarette smoking, lung disease, heart disease or COPD)
http://iris.wpro.who.int/bitstream/handle/10665.1/13297/9789290617662_eng.pdf
http://www.rappler.com/science-nature/life-health/137994-global-youth-tobacco-survey-2016

More Junk Science, Propaganda and Lies

Mike Siegel: Detroit Wayne County Mental Health Authority issues fraudulent public statements on risks of cigarette smoking
http://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com/2016/06/detroit-wayne-county-mental-health_28.html

North Dakota funded vaping prohibitionist Jeanne Prom falsely claims there’s no evidence vaping is less harmful than smoking cigarettes, lies about nicotine risks to scare
http://bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/study-nicotine-labeling-on-e-cigarettes-in-north-dakota-often/article_2bc0c791-9c65-5ebd-ae4e-af8809fd792d.html

Vermont funded vaping propagandist Ann Gilbert repeats many false fear mongering claims about lifesaving vapor products, claims increased e-cig use that corresponded with (i.e. caused) record decline in teen smoking is “one step forward, two steps back.”
http://www.timesargus.com/article/20160620/NEWS01/160629974

Cal State Fullerton’s Joshua Yang repeats lies about vaping to touts CA anti vaping laws
http://news.fullerton.edu/2016sp/New-Smoking-Age.aspx

Jim McDonald – Experts: Teen Vaping Gateway Study is Meaningless
Pediatrics authors “misinterpret their own findings”
http://vaping360.com/experts-teen-vaping-gateway-study-meaningless/

Canadian Cancer Society protects cigarettes by manufacturing fear mongering anti-vaping propaganda that denies and contradicts scientific and empirical evidence
http://www.theprovince.com/health/canadian%20cancer%20society%20tells%20teens%20think%20twice%20about%20vaping/12007358/story.html
http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/2016/06/21/campaign-targets-youth-vaping
http://www.ourfightforlife.ca/advocate/thinkbeforeyouvape
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y53PgO3nx5U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfXikB5QK-0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPWg9V1hEt8
https://twitter.com/hashtag/thinkbeforeyouvape?src=hash
https://twitter.com/cancersocietybc
https://twitter.com/cancersocietybc/status/745368258031792128

FDA/NCI funded UNC activists misrepresent findings of their flawed and inapplicable cell study at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27288488#cm27288488_16318
that Zvi Herzig explains were likely due to nicotine in e-cig aerosol when exhaling via the nose, which is unlikely to cause harm.
FDA funded UNC press release and FDA funded UNC activists grossly misrepresent their study findings of flawed and inapplicable study to generate fear mongering news headlines and articles, promote FDA vapor deeming ban and vaping bans;
UK tabloid repeats false claims as facts
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160620141317.htm
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-06/uonc-euc062016.php
http://www.medpagetoday.com/pulmonology/smoking/58742
http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/health/e-cigarettes-increase-risk-infection-8252698
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3661741/E-cigarettes-raise-risk-infection-damaging-hundreds-genes-immune-system.html

UCLA press release headline falsely misrepresents findings of inapplicable cell study to claim study found e-cig vapors “could be toxic to oral cavity” to confuse and scare, UK tabloid repeats false fear mongering claims as facts
http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/e-cigarette-vapors-could-be-toxic-to-oral-cavity-ucla-study-finds
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0154447
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3663839/E-cigarettes-toxic-mouth-Vaping-kills-cells-oral-cavity-raising-risk-disease.html

Authors of yet another inapplicable cell study falsely claiming e-cig aerosol is toxic (the word “toxic” appears at least four dozen times in the article to confuse and scare readers).
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0157337

 

- Bill Godshall

Godshall THR update 2016-06-30