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Bill Godshall Update 2013-11-21

Tobacco Harm Reduction Update - November 21st, 2013


Contents:
CDC, FDA, Obamacare, E-cigarettes / Business, US State / Local, Canada, EU, Nicotine Toxicity, Smokefree Homes, Outdoor smoking bans.

CDC

CDC releases more 2011/2012 NYTS data confirming that:
- teen smokers were >20 times more likely than nonsmokers to report e-cig use,
- teen cigarette smoking declined from 2011 to 2012 as e-cig use increased,
- e-cigs are gateways away from (not towards) cigarettes for teens (just like adults), and
- CDC has been lying about e-cigs, nicotine and youth to lobby for FDA ban/regs:
http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/legislation-news/492098-cdc-releases-more-2011-2012-nyts-data-confirms-cdc-has-been-lying-about-e-cigs-youth.html
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6245a2.htm?s_cid=mm6245a2_e

Mike Siegel - Despite drastic increase in e-cig experimentation from 2011-2012, CDC survey finds decline in cigarette smoking among youth:
http://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com/2013/11/despite-drastic-increase-in-electronic.html

CDC belatedly reveals that smoking by teenagers dropped while vaping rose:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacobsullum/2013/11/20/cdc-belatedly-reveals-that-smoking-by-teenagers-dropped-while-vaping-rose/
http://reason.com/blog/2013/11/20/cdc-belatedly-reveals-that-smoking-by-te

CDC - Youth smoking rates fall to another historic low:
http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_41c9c3e8-4dac-11e3-9ba5-001a4bcf6878.html

CDC issues third press release in three months that grossly misrepresents NYTS data to lobby for FDA deeming and other regs for e-cigs, cigars, hookah and OTP; Tom Frieden falsely claims, "This report raises a red flag about newer tobacco products":
http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2013/p1114-emerging-tobacco-products.html
http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2013/p0905-ecigarette-use.html
http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2013/p1022-flavored-cigarettes.html

CDC falsely claims the increase in teen smokers switching to e-cigs is a PROBLEM:
http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2013/images/p1114-emerging-tobacco-products.jpg

CDC's false and misleading fear-mongering and misrepresentations of NYTS data (to lobby for FDA ban/regs) repeated (with no fact checking or objective analysis) by Washington Post, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, CNN, CBS, NBC, Time, National Journal, UPI, HealthDay, Boston Health Examiner, and many other news media:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/e-cigarettes-gain-attention-in-schools-amid-rise-in-popularity/2013/11/14/96dc4774-46ff-11e3-a196-3544a03c2351_story.html
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/11/14/teen-smoking-ecigarettes-hookahs/3528829/
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303559504579198241158693708
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-smoking-tobacco-teens-cdc-20131115,0,6663897.story
http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/14/health/tobacco-emerging-products/?hpt=he_c2
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57612410/cdc-more-teens-smoking-e-cigarettes-hookah/
http://www.nbcnews.com/health/e-cigs-hookahs-gain-new-hold-middle-high-school-kids-2D11591242
http://healthland.time.com/2013/11/14/candy-flavored-tobacco-products-on-the-rise/
http://www.nationaljournal.com/health-care/e-cigarette-marketing-is-working-20131114
http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2013/11/15/E-cigarette-use-doubled-in-one-year-in-middle-and-high-schools/UPI-78021384494084/?spt=rln&or=1
http://consumer.healthday.com/kid-s-health-information-23/adolescents-and-teen-health-news-719/more-teens-try-e-cigarettes-hookahs-report-682190.html
http://www.examiner.com/article/e-cigarettes-and-hookahs-are-gaining-popularity-among-teens

Drug industry funded CTFK's same day/hour press release touts and repeats CDC's false and misleading claims about e-cigs to lobby for FDA deeming reg that will ban e-cigs:
http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/press_releases/post/2013_11_14_ecigarettes

Mike Siegel - CDC concludes that advertising is what has caused kids to use e-cigs:
http://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com/2013/11/cdc-concludes-that-advertising-is-what.html

FDA

Action Alert: Urge Congress to prevent FDA from banning e-cigarettes again and to stop FDA from giving the e-cig industry to Big Tobacco
http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/legislation-news/479971-action-alert-urge-congress-prevent-fda-banning-e-cigarettes-again-stop-fda-giving-e-cig-industry-big-tobacco.html

Gil Ross: Smoking kills, and so might e-cigarette regulation
http://www.american.com/archive/2013/november/smoking-kills-and-so-might-e-cigarette-regulation

Big Pharma, not tobacco companies, wages war on electronic cigarettes
http://washingtonexaminer.com/big-pharma-not-tobacco-companies-wages-war-on-electronic-cigarettes/article/2539441

Brad Rodu: Misinformation from federal officials, 2013 edition
http://rodutobaccotruth.blogspot.com/2013/11/misinformation-from-federal-officials.html

Mike Siegel: FDA and CDC are not telling the full truth about the hazards of cigarette smoking
http://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com/2013/11/fda-and-cdc-are-not-telling-full-truth.html

Carl Phillips: Big Lies and Reconciliation
http://antithrlies.com/2013/11/15/big-lies-and-reconciliation/

FDA approves eight SE applications for smokeless tobacco products manufactured by Swedish Match North America, Inc.: Timber Wolf Long Cut Wintergreen, Renegade Long Cut Straight, Renegade Long Cut Wintergreen, Timber Wolf Long Cut Apple, Timber Wolf Long Cut Peach, Timber Wolf Long Cut Straight, Timber Wolf Long Cut Cool Wintergreen, and Timber Wolf Fine Cut Wintergreen.
http://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/Labeling/MarketingandAdvertising/ucm339928.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

FDA's TPL Memorandum on Swedish Match's SE application and approval process delineates the enormous expense and time that ALL e-cig manufacturers/importers will have to spend for EVERY different e-cig product (and then hope for FDA approval) just to keep the products on the market if FDA imposes the deeming regulation for e-cigs.
http://www.fda.gov/downloads/TobaccoProducts/Labeling/MarketingandAdvertising/UCM375196.pdf

Prohibitionist Stan Glantz criticizes FDA for approving SE applications for very low risk smokeless tobacco products, wants FDA to reject all SE applications to ban all products
http://www.tobacco.ucsf.edu/fda-approves-smokeless-substantial-equivalence-claims-despite-fact-altria-failed-provide-key-informa

Will FDA clamp down on e-cigarettes? Fox NEWS repeats false and misleading claims about e-cigs by an intolerant e-cig opponent at St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital
http://video.foxnews.com/v/2839165910001/will-fda-clamp-down-on-e-cigarettes/

Obamacare

ObamaCare may sharply increase healthcare insurance premiums for tobacco users
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/video/#!/news/local/Why-Obamacare-Matters--Tobabcco-Users/232577411

E-cigarettes / Business

Big Tobacco begins its takeover of the e-cigarette market (that will occur far more rapidly and permanently if FDA imposes deeming and other e-cig ban/regs)
http://blogs.wsj.com/corporate-intelligence/2013/11/18/big-tobacco-begins-its-takeover-of-the-e-cigarette-market/

Reynolds' Vuse now top selling e-cig in CO, to boast national footprint by mid 2014
http://www.csnews.com/top-story-supplier_news-c21-vuse_to_boast_national_footprint_by_mid_2014-64836.html

Reynolds to begin marketing Vuse e-cig in Utah in January
http://www.bizjournals.com/triad/blog/2013/11/reynolds-to-expand-vuse-e-cig-product.html

CSNews webcast (Nov 21, 2pm eastern time) to explore current and future landscape of e-cigarettes
http://www.csnews.com/top-story-tobacco-c4-csnews_webcast_to_explore_current___future_landscape_of_e_cigarettes-64835.html

Fitch: Entry of large tobacco companies legitimizing e-cigarette market
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20131113005884/en/Fitch-Entry-Large-Tobacco-Companies-Legitimizing-E-Cigarette

A Glowing Marketplace for e-cigs
http://www.cspnet.com/category-management-news-data/tobacco-news-data/articles/glowing-marketplace

Motley Fool: E-cigs are smoking hot
http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/11/15/e-cigs-are-smoking-hot.aspx

E-cigarettes light up across SouthCoast (MA)
http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20131117/NEWS/311170328/-1/NEWSMAP

E-cigarettes light up interest (FL)
http://www.wtsp.com/news/topstories/article/344708/250/Are-e-cigarettes-really-better-for-you

E-cig sellers help smokers breathe easier (OK)
http://www.swoknews.com/styles-new/health/item/11790-e-cig-sellers-help-smokers-breathe-easier

Vaping a growing trend around the country; repeats false and misleading claims about e-cigs without doing any fact checking (MO/KS)
http://www.kshb.com/dpp/news/national/vaping-a-growing-trend-around-the-country

Electronic cigarette sellers live the vape life; ALA's Sward keeps lying about lifesaving products, fails to disclose ALA's conflict of interest of huge funding by Big Pharma (CA)
http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20131115/A_NEWS0803/311150313

E-cigarette regulations on the horizon in Wisconsin (WI)
http://fox6now.com/2013/11/19/e-cigarette-regulations-on-the-horizon/

Electronic cigarettes: the culture and the future (TN)
http://www.wbir.com/story/news/health/2013/11/04/electronic-cigarettes-the-culture-and-the-future/3439741/

E-cig entrepreneur hopes to blow away tobacco cigarettes (CA)
http://napavalleyregister.com/business/e-cig-entrepreneur-hopes-to-blow-away-tobacco-cigarettes/article_9731e82a-5198-11e3-bd57-0019bb2963f4.html

Vape shop opens in Kennasaw (GA)
http://mdjonline.com/bookmark/24077223-Business-forges-ahead-despite-proposed-smoking-ban

US State / Local

NYC Mayor Bloomberg signs bills raising minimum age for tobacco & e-cig sales to 21, establishing $10.50/pack as minimum price for cigarettes.
http://nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/373-13/mayor-bloomberg-signs-legislation-raising-legal-age-sell-tobacco-products-curb-cigarette-tax/
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/nyc-ban-tobacco-sales-age-21-20932528
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57612961/new-york-city-to-raise-smoking-age-to-21/
http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/19/us/new-york-city-tobacco-age-law/

Utah legislation would increase minimum age for tobacco (and e-cigs) from 19 to 21
http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=960&sid=27692457&fm=most_popular

Utah bill to increase minimum age for tobacco (and e-cigs) to 21 gets intitial approval
http://www.gjsentinel.com/breaking/articles/ut-lawmakers-give-initial-ok-to-raise-smoking-age

Marion County (FL) Commissioners ban e-cig use in workplaces, bans sales to minors and requires retailers to keep e-cigs behind the counter where Big Tobacco contracts control display racks; state funded/controlled SWAT lobbies for ordinances (FL)
http://www.ocala.com/article/20131119/ARTICLES/131119684/1402/NEWS?Title=County-passes-restrictions-on-e-cigarettes

New Hanover County (NC) Commissioners ban e-cig use in county owned buildings and within 50 feet from building entrances
http://www.wwaytv3.com/2013/11/18/commissioners-approve-raise-for-abc-chair-e-cig-ban

Los Angeles (CA) City Council bill would define e-cigs and dissolvables as tobacco products, require tobacco retail permits ($300/year) to sell e-cigs or dissolvables, would ban self service displays (requiring behind the counter) except at tobacco shops.
http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2013/13-1204_RPT_ATTY_10-23-13.pdf

NATO letter to LA City Council provides clarifications about CA law and NYTS data on e-cigarettes.
http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2013/13-1204_pc_2_10-23-13.pdf

Oklahoma City Council member wants to consider e-cig ban (OK)
http://watchdog.org/116999/oklahoma-city-council-member-wants-consider-e-cigarette-ban/

New Mexico governor and lawmakers concerned about e-cigs, may ban sales to minors
http://www.abqjournal.com/303786/news/lawmakers-concerned-about-ecigarettes.html

CT AG George Jepsen promotes FDA ban/regs on e-cigs even though CT still allows e-cig sales to minors and FDA regs would take two years to implement (CT)
http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/fda_misses_e-cigarette_deadline/id_62903

More people using e-cigarettes (SD)
http://www.keloland.com/newsdetail.cfm/more-people-using-e-cigarettes/?id=155965

Mike Siegel: Another tobacco control practitioner tells public that real cigarettes many be no more dangerous than fake ones (SD)
http://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com/2013/11/another-tobacco-control-practitioner.html

SD AG Marty Jackley pushes for e-cig regulation by repeating false claims (SD)
http://www.keloland.com/newsdetail.cfm/jackley-pushes-for-e-cigarette-regulation/?id=156033

After hearing opposition, proposed e-cig usage ban in Tahlequah (OK) tabled
http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/cdc3398cca8f48319bb1e8a7f7645fd8/OK--Tahlequah-Electronic-Cigarettes/#.UopJ8Nm5M0k

Murphy (TX) City Council looking at regulating e-cigarette sales
http://neighborsgoblog.dallasnews.com/2013/11/murphy-council-to-look-at-regulating-e-cigarettes-zoning-change.html

E-cigarette popularity outpaces regulation; After falsely accusing e-cig companies of target marketing to youth to urge FDA to ban e-cig sales to adults in 2009, CTFK, ACS, ALA, AHA oppose state laws that ban e-cig sales to minors (AZ)
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/e-cigarette-popularity-outpaces-regulation/article_ffe0afb0-29d0-53bc-a49d-63abe61c8644.html

Green Bay Press Gazette article repeats and further exaggerates CDC lies on e-cigs (WI)
http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20131118/GPG04/311180077/Starting-over-Explosion-e-cigarettes-flavored-cigars-has-antidrug-efforts-kids-going-up-smoke?nclick_check=1

Fox19 headline claims e-cigs are sold to kids, but provides no evidence (OH)
http://www.fox19.com/story/23827549/electronic-cigarettes-can-be-sold-to-kids-fox19-investigates

University of California student newspaper editorializes against intolerant e-cig ban (CA)
http://www.dailycal.org/2013/11/15/lift-ban-e-cigarettes/

Regulation push catching up with electronic cigarettes (IL)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-electronic-cigarettes-20131115,0,5010760.story

Interest in e-cigarettes grows amid concerns:  As more smokers quit by switching to e-cigs, intolerant 'quit or die' activists repeat false and misleading claims about far less hazardous alternatives (NE)
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/e-cigarette-popularity-outpaces-regulation/article_ffe0afb0-29d0-53bc-a49d-63abe61c8644.html

No flame, plenty of fire over rise in e-cigarettes in Maine, article repeats CDC lies (ME)
http://www.kjonline.com/news/E-cigarettes_gaining_converts_in_Maine__.html

American Cancer Society to protect cigarettes on Great American Smokout by trashing e-cigs, fails to disclose ACS' huge conflict of interest of Big Pharma funding (SD)
http://www.keloland.com/newsdetail.cfm/38th-annual-great-american-smokeout/?id=156099

ACS in OH wants to focus on e-cigs for Great American Smokeout (OH)
http://www.athensohiotoday.com/news/county-to-host-great-american-smokeout-main-concerns-is-e/article_22d2329e-af2f-541c-a2f0-996728124f7a.html

American Cancer Society's Jason McCoy misrepresents scientific evidence on e-cigs to lobby for FDA ban/regs (TX)
http://www.newschannel10.com/story/23964299/american-cancer-society-talks-fda-regulation-of-e-cigarettes

Crutch or cure issues surround use of e-cigarettes (NE)
http://fremonttribune.com/news/local/crutch-or-cure-issues-surround-use-of-e-cigarettes/article_0c7c6547-458a-5d2f-8b3c-515f2c1f1c9b.html

Clearing the air about e-cigarettes: Just how safe are they? (ID)
http://www.kboi2.com/news/local/E-cigarettes-safety-vapor-vaping-boise-idaho-news-231995251.html?tab=video&c=y

Vapor store owner defends e-cigarettes (GA)
http://www.walb.com/story/24003242/vapor-store-owner-defends-e-cigarettes

Canada

How e-cigarettes have become a very wild west industry in Canada
http://business.financialpost.com/2013/11/16/how-e-cigarettes-have-become-a-very-wild-west-industry-in-canada/

EU

Italy to legalize electronic cigarette use in public places
http://www.gazzettadelsud.it/news/english/68589/Italy-to-legalize-electronic-cigarette-use-in-public-places.html

E-Cigarette Summit, London, November 12th 2012 slide presentations available
http://e-cigarette-summit.com/presentations/
http://nicotinepolicy.net/events-summaries/440-12-november-2013-e-cigarette-summit-2

UK MHRA's Jeremy Mean keeps demonizing e-cigs he plans to regulate as medicines
http://www.bmj.com/content/347/bmj.f6871

London Heathrow Airport to Open First Electronic Cigarette Zone
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-11-17/london-heathrow-airport-to-open-first-electronic-cigarette-zone
http://www.businesstraveller.com/news/heathrow-to-launch-e-cigarette-a-smokinga-zone
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/17/us-tobacco-britain-ecigarettes-idUSBRE9AG08O20131117

E-cigarettes: Doubts, allegations, answers. A view from Poland
http://nicotinepolicy.net/miroslaw-dworniczak/442-doubts-allegations-answers

Vaping in the Netherlands and Belgium
http://nicotinepolicy.net/all-authors/65-marcel-goertz/411-vaping-in-the-netherlands-and-belgium

Guardian: Proper debate is needed over the safety of e-cigarettes
http://www.theguardian.com/local-government-network/2013/nov/19/debate-needed-safety-e-cigarettes-public-health

E-cig boom takes Notts importer MULTIcig to the top
http://www.nottinghampost.com/E-cigarette-boom-takes-Notts-importer/story-20093586-detail/story.html#ixzz2l1EByc8C

Nicotine Toxicity

Left wing magazine The Nation exaggerates child labor and the risks of nicotine exposure on tobacco farms, but reveals that the greatest human exposures to nicotine occur on tobacco farms (not by consuming tobacco/nicotine products)
http://www.thenation.com/article/177136/why-are-children-working-american-tobacco-fields?page=full

Smokefree Homes

Smokefree housing webinar Friday November 22 Noon Central Time (1pm Eastern time)
http://www.publichealthlawcenter.org/webinar/smoke-free-housing-webinar-updates-and-hot-topics-2013

Berkeley (CA) City Council bill would ban smoking in apartments and condos
http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/Clerk/City_Council/2013/10Oct/Documents/2013-10-01_Item_10_Tobacco_Free_Multi-Unit_Housing.aspx
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Berkeley-s-next-smoking-ban-may-hit-home-4984302.php

San Rafael's apartment smoking ban goes into effect (CA)
http://www.marinij.com/marinnews/ci_24526552/san-rafaels-tough-anti-tobacco-ordinance-goes-into

Outdoor smoking bans

Don't ban smoking at Orange Coast College campus (CA)
http://www.coastreportonline.com/views/article_79009578-4c83-11e3-9214-0019bb2963f4.html