Monthly Archives: "September 2016"

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The e-cigarette and cigar industries have enlisted high-profile lobbyists and influential congressional allies- By Eric Lipton | September 2nd, 2016 in an attempt to stop the Food and Drug Administration from retroactively examining their products for public health risks or banning them from the market. The campaign targets a broad new rule that extends F.D.A. jurisdiction to include cigars, e-cigarettes and pipe and hookah tobacco. The bipartisan effort has featured a former senator who did not register as a lobbyist before going to work for the cigar companies and aRead More
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Posted On September 19, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News

More Evidence That Vaping Is Not a Gateway to Smoking

Very few non-smoking teenagers vape regularly, and even fewer vape nicotine. By Jacob Sullum | September 19th, 2016 Three years ago, Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), warned that “many kids are starting out with e-cigarettes and then going on to smoke conventional cigarettes.” That fear is one of the main justifications for the CDC’s hostility toward vaping and the Food and Drug Administration’s onerous new e-cigarette regulations, which are expected to cripple the industry. Yet there is no evidence that Frieden’s claim isRead More
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Agency had banned sales of devices to anyone under 18 years old in August By Tripp Mickle | September 15th, 2016 A month after assuming regulatory oversight over e-cigarettes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cracked down on online sales by the industry, issuing 24 letters to websites for illegal sales to minors. The letters, which the FDA released Thursday, are the first sent since the FDA banned e-cigarette sales to anyone under 18 years old on Aug. 8. The agency also issued warning letters to 28 retailers ofRead More
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According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, the 2015 Monitoring the Future (MTF) analysis of e-cigarette usage suggests some teens are using the e-cig devices to inhale marijuana, rather than nicotine. By DenverIjournal | September 14th, 2016 University of Michigan researchers found that at least 6 percent of teens use their e-cig vaporizers for marijuana. In the MTF survey funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health, researchers surveyed students, grades 8, 10 and 12. Around 6 percent said they don’t know whatRead More
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Honking on an e-cigarette – the hip new trend known amongst those in the know as ‘vaping’ – is Actually Good, according to science. By Joel Golby | September 14th, 2016 As University College London (UCL) and Cancer Research UK research found this week, an estimated 18,500 people in England became “long term ex-smokers” in 2015 after trading cigarettes for e-cigs, with a reported 2.8 million e-cig users in the UK as of now. And as we know, cigarettes are bad (cue 80-reply thread in the comments section debating thisRead More
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Evan Wright, 18, started smoking cigarettes and cigars early in high school. By Michele Munz | September 8th, 2016 He sometimes smoked three cigars a night and began to have serious breathing problems, he said. A year ago, he started vaping, which delivers nicotine in an appealingly flavored aerosol without all the toxic chemicals that come from burning tobacco. His breathing problems went away. “Every day, I get the urge to go buy a cigar or a pack of cigarettes, but I pull out the vape and inhale the strawberryRead More
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A bouncer, who stole his friend’s electronic vaporizer was jailed two months- By Khairah N. Karim | September 13th, 2016 and fined RM700 by the magistrate’s court after admitting to the offence today. Mohd Paizal Japar, 27, was charged with stealing a RM380 electronic cigarette belonging to Abdul Samad Abdul Kadir, 18. The accused, who was unrepresented, committed the offence at a convenience store next to a Western Union outlet at Pasar Seni on Jalan Kasturi here on Sept 10 at 10.55am. His charge under Section 379 of the Penal Code carriesRead More
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One of the most salutary examples of people in authority getting risks wrong is a paper written in 1955 by the first head of the environmental cancer section of the US National Cancer Institute, Wilhelm Hueper. By Matt Ridley | September 12th, 2016 The title was “Lung cancers and their causes” and he was absolutely convinced that “cigarette smoking is not a major factor in the causation of lung cancer”. He thought this was a cheap shot by the chemical industry to divert attention away from pesticides. We now knowRead More
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Facing potential bankruptcy, the nation’s 15,000 vaping and e-cigarette outlets are mounting a massive political campaign- By Paul Bedard | September 6th, 2016 to win a congressional reversal of new and costly Food and Drug Administration rules that just went into effect. The “Right to Vape” campaign plans to barnstorm through 15 battleground and politically influential states to pressure lawmakers up for re-election to promise to use the upcoming November lame-duck session to make changes to the regulations. The Washington-based Americans for Tax Reform has teamed with Consumer Advocates forRead More
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Posted On September 8, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News

USADA Will Not Punish Nate Diaz For Post Fight Vaping

The Diaz Brothers are probably the biggest potheads in the UFC, or at least the most open about their weed usage. By Ryan Harkness | September 8th, 2016 Nick Diaz has been suspended three times for having illegal levels of cannabinoids in his fight night drug tests, and Nate went ahead and toked on a marijuana vape pen at the UFC 202 post-event press conference. To say the two aren’t exactly careful about toeing the regulatory line when it comes to weed would be an understatement. Fortunately, it looks like NateRead More