Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Bill Godshall's Tobacco Harm Reduction Update



Opinions expressed in Bill Godshall's Tobacco Harm Update do not necessarily reflect the views of CASAA.

E-cigarette News
CBS: CASAA’s Greg Conley and Carl Phillips advocate smokefree e-cigarettes for smokers, American Lung Association’s Deb Brown protects cigarette markets.
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/07/02/health-tobacco-companies-introduce-their-first-electronic-cigarettes/

E-cigarettes light up economy
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/video/video-e-cigarettes-light-up-economy/article13060027/

Lou Maiellano: E-cigarettes and the Future
http://www.csdecisions.com/2013/06/28/e-cigarettes-and-the-future/

Fr. Jack Kearney: There's No Such Thing as "Addiction" to Electronic Cigarettes!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-mmTGKMvpU

ASU professor Peter Killeen: Nicotine does not cause cigarette addiction
http://www.statepress.com/archive/node/7194

Boston Public Health Commission issues 61 permits since March to sell e-cigarettes as more adult smokers demand far less hazardous alternatives. E-cigarette prohibitionists Matt Myers and D.J. Wilson falsely insinuate products are target marketed to youth.
http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/2013/07/07/rush-for-permits-sell-cigarettes-boston/Ub4CFrhkyuENsoi1X55dcK/story.html

HI governor signs bill (HB 672) to ban sale of smokefree “electronic smoking devices” to minors (a term drug industry funded e-cigarette opponents ACS/AHA/ALA are now calling e-cigs to deceive people to believe they emit hazardous tobacco smoke).
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=672&year=2013
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/Bills/HB672_CD1_.HTM

ND Rep. Blair Thoreson correct false claims about tobacco harm reduction resolution
http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/405342/group/Opinion/

Green Smoke sponsoring study on US smokers who try using e-cigarettes
https://www.smokingchannel.net/adstore/index/survey/

Can electronic cigarettes help smokers kick the traditional habit?
http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-ecigs-quitting-20130706,0,7883805.story

Hookah manufacturer sues e-liquid manufacturer in federal court claiming trademark violations, and that e-liquid poses a “clear and present danger” to consumers, the latter of which was rejected by Judge Michael Anello
http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/07/05/59131.htm

E-Cigarette Propaganda
WHO’s Dr. Florante Trinidad commits public health malpractice by falsely claiming e-cigarettes are more hazardous than tobacco cigarettes since the latter contain filters
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgayDbRiCUM

Konstantinos Farsalinos exposes and properly criticizes WHO’s false claim that tobacco cigarettes are less hazardous than e-cigarettes.
http://www.ecigarette-research.com/web/index.php/2013-04-07-09-50-07/who-ecig

Mike Siegel: Another day, another e-cigarette opponent fabricates evidence to deter use; this time, it’s the World Health Organization
http://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com/2013/07/another-day-another-e-cigarette.html

WHO’s Dr. Susan Pineda-Mercado falsely claims e-cigarettes cause hypertension, heart attacks and strokes, falsely claims e-cigarette users switch to cigarette smoking, and falsely claims there’s no evidence e-cigarettes can help some smokers quit.
http://www.interaksyon.com/article/65441/e-cigarettes-wont-help-you-quit-can-also-cause-stroke-hypertension-heart-attack---who

WHO makes even more false fear mongering claims about e-cigarettes (today)
http://www.who.int/tobacco/communications/statements/eletronic_cigarettes/en/index.html 

ECITA: Sorry … WHO??
http://www.ecita.org.uk/blog/index.php/sorry-who/

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority falsely claims e-cigarettes are as dangerous as cigarettes, proposes to ban their use
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/437911/mmda-eyes-e-cigarettes-ban

Palm Beach Cancer Institute’s (OK) Dr. Robert Greene falsely claims e-cigarettes “may actually be more harmful than traditional cigarettes,” drug industry funded ALA repeats lies and fear mongering claims about life saving alternatives for smokers.http://www.kjrh.com/dpp/news/health/Doctors-caution-users-of-e-cigarettes-say-vaping-is-worse-than-smoking-the-real-thing

Mike Siegel: Another e-cigarette opponent fabricates the science to deter e-cigarette use
http://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com/2013/07/another-electronic-cigarette-opponent.html

E-cigarettes: No smoking, but lots of fuming.  Prohibitionist Stella Bialous (who lobbied for Brazil’s e-cig ban) falsely claims products are “untried, untested and unknown”
http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-ecigs-20130706,0,7364980.story

FDA
FDA now planning to propose “deeming” regulation (that would ban all e-cigarettes not on the market before February 15, 2007) in October, 2013
http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaViewRule?pubId=201304&RIN=0910-AG38 

Tobacco regulators mull more oversight as e-cigarettes see increased popularity
http://www.nj.com/business/index.ssf/2013/07/tobacco_regulators_mull_more_o.html

CATO Institute: E-cigarettes, Cigars and FDA’s New Powers (Jacob Grier)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqiMq5NMd_A

Mike Siegel: Anti smoking advocates call FDA action on slightly modified cigarettes “historic”; they are correct, but only for historical stupidity
http://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com/2013/07/anti-smoking-advocates-call-fda-action.html#


Smokeless Tobacco
Brad Rodu: Censorship by the Norwegian Health Directorate (removes invited and accurate commentary on snus by Lars Erik Rutqvist from website)
http://rodutobaccotruth.blogspot.com/2013/07/censorship-by-norwegian-health.html

European Union
Clive Bates: The case for regulating e-cigarettes as medicines (or not)
http://www.clivebates.com/?p=1351

Former Advocate-General to the European Court of Justice Sir Francis Jacob describes the proposed ban on e-cigs as “an unreasonable measure which is liable to be annulled as being contrary to the principle of proportionality and/or the principle of non-discrimination.“
http://www.ecita.org.uk/blog/index.php/counsel-opinion-confirms-no-justification-for-changes-to-e-cig-regulation/

Clive Bates: Call to arms on e-cigarettes in the European Parliament (updated)
http://www.clivebates.com/?p=1326

Electronic Cigarettes could hit BAT and Imperial harder than expected, say analysts
“We think electronic cigarettes will prove to be the most significant development in the history of the organised Tobacco industry, stretching back some 200 years.”
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/marketforceslive/2013/jul/09/electronic-cigarettes-british-american-imperial

Clive Bates: MEPs – 10 things to think about before you vote
http://www.clivebates.com/?p=1340

E-cigarettes: Is a smoking alternative being choked by regulation?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23196369

Open letter from electronic cigarette users from across the European Union
http://www.scribd.com/doc/152389430/Open-Letter-From-Electronic-Cigarette-Users-From-Across-the-European-Union

French e-cigarette consumers group (Aiduce) issues “The future of vaping in the European Union” opposing proposed EU TPD and “medicines” product regulation.
http://www.aiduce.fr/AIDUCE_ENVI_EN.pdf

EP this week: tobacco, NSA inquiry, music copyright and regional policy
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/headlines/content/20130705STO16502/html/EP-this-week-tobacco-NSA-inquiry-music-copyright-and-regional-policy

Nicolites says its e-cigarettes have replaced 200 million tobacco cigarettes, including 140 million in 2012
http://www.midlandsbusinessnews.co.uk/2013/07/nicolites-smashes-e-cigs-milestone/

ACSH: Grassroots activism for public health -- for a change
http://hsdispatch.com/2013/07/03/grassroots-activism-for-public-health-for-a-change/

Former German leader Helmut Schmidt buys 38,000 menthol cigarettes to avoid EU ban
http://www.thecommentator.com/article/3940/former_german_leader_helmut_schmidt_buys_38_000_menthol_cigarettes_to_avoid_eu_ban

Employment Discrimination
WI Governor Scott Walker vetoes his own proposal to charge state workers who use tobacco products $50/month
http://www.channel3000.com/news/Wis-gov-vetoes-tobacco-surcharge/-/1648/20795488/-/lifqan/-/index.html

Contact
Bill Godshall
Executive Director
Smokefree Pennsylvania
1926 Monongahela Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
412-351-5880
billgodshall@verizon.net


Bill Godshall founded SmokeFree Pennsylvania in 1990 and serves as its executive director. SmokeFree Pennsylvania has advocated policies for smoke-free air, reducing tobacco marketing to youth, expanding nicotine addiction treatment services and educating smokers about less hazardous alternatives to cigarettes such as electronic cigarettes and modern, smoke-free tobacco products. Mr. Godshall also serves as a non-voting advisor to the CASAA board of directors. He emails subscribers this informative and timely newletter, "Tobacco Harm Reduction Update," every week. To subscribe, please contact him via email.

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