Vaping well being dangers “unlikely” says significant new overview

A new overview of the science on e-cigarettes has identified that regular, standard use of vapour merchandise is unlikely to result in considerable well being issues. The study, carried out at a major Italian investigation centre, conformed earlier papers that say switching to vaping has massive well being advantages – and it also criticised poor and inaccurate reporting that, the authors say, has misled the public about how protected vaping is.

The study was led by Dr Riccardo Polosa, an acknowledged specialist on tobacco harm reduction, and the final results have just been published in the journal Specialist Assessment of Respiratory Medicine. Polosa says switching is “a pretty excellent option” and “No-a single can prove that e-cigarettes are a single hundred % protected, but all the science points to vaping getting pretty a lot safer than smoking.”

According to Polosa, in spite of e-cigarettes getting at least 95% safer than smoking, public expertise of the dangers has come to be distorted. The quantity of adults who know vaping is a protected option is essentially falling, thanks to sloppy journalism and hysterical claims by anti-vaping activists. Polosa hopes far better communication will inform smokers about how to stay clear of pretty much all the well being dangers they face.

Vaping group sues US government to delay overview

Vapers in the USA have been facing a tidal wave of legal and political attacks lately, with the FDA’s move to accelerate the licensing of merchandise the most really serious threat. Now harm reduction advocates are fighting back. An business group filed a lawsuit on Wednesday that could force the FDA to give companies far more time to meet the complicated and costly paperwork specifications.

Beneath the FDA’s notorious “deeming regulations” all vapour merchandise will want a Pre Market place Tobacco Authorisation to be legally sold in the USA. The application for this normally runs to various thousand pages and it is also pretty costly, so tiny companies – most e-liquid makers, for instance – want time if they’re going to full their applications and keep in small business.

The Vapor Technologies Association says the existing deadline of 11 May well 2020 – brought forward from 2022 following the FDA was sued by a group of anti-vaping activists – does not give tiny firms sufficient time and will result in a wave of small business closures. Now the VTA desires a court to rule that the 2022 deadline has to stand, to guard companies and the millions of American former smokers who want access to safer merchandise. VTA director Tony Abboud stated, “It is time for FDA to quit moving the goalposts and altering the guidelines in the middle of the game to the detriment of our companies and tiny companies.”

JUUL Labs hit by class action lawsuit in West Virginia

A significant e-cigarette enterprise  is getting sued in West Virginia by a group of parents who claim the company’s advertising deliberately targets teenagers. Lawyers for the accusers have produced a series of alarming claims about JUUL Labs’s marketing and item style, in an apparent bid to get a massive payout from the major brand.

According to the suit, filed in the US District Court for West Virginia’s Southern District, JUUL’s advertising technique – beginning with what their merchandise appear like – was especially created to appeal to kids. In reality JUUL have normally made use of adults in their marketing, have in no way created pods in the so-referred to as “child-friendly candy flavours” that excite harm reduction opponents so a lot, and in spite of what the West Virginia plaintiffs are saying, their e-cigs do not essentially appear a lot like a USB stick – they do not even have a USB connector.

JUUL Labs released a statement that ended, “We do not want non-nicotine customers, in particular youth, to ever attempt our item. To this finish, we have launched an aggressive action program to combat underage use as it is antithetical to our mission. To the extent this case alleges otherwise, it is without the need of merit and we will defend our mission all through this course of action.”

Mormons update guidelines to ban vaping

The Mormon church – the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – has added green tea, fancy coffee and vaping to the comprehensive list of good factors its members are not permitted to have. A new version of the “Words of Wisdom”, the guidelines Mormons have to stick to to be permitted to attend their temples, extends the church’s 19th century list of forbidden luxuries to take in some newer merchandise.

Mormonism, founded in the 1820s by convicted fraudster Joseph Smith Jr, bans its members from the consumption of hot drinks – normally interpreted to imply tea and coffee – and tobacco. Now a rambling short article in church magazine New Era explains that you can not drink iced tea simply because it is nevertheless tea (even although it is not hot) and you can not vape (even although no tobacco is involved).

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