Canadian Vaping Association: COPD Smokers May Benefit from Switching to Vaping
globenewswire - A recent study, “COPD smokers who switched to e-cigarettes: health outcomes at 5-year follow up,” has found that smokers with COPD who switched to vaping ameliorate some harm associated with smoking and benefits persist long term.
The Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) believes the medical community must review these types of studies to better understand vaping as harm reduction and educate their patients on the true relative risk of vapour products.
Oregon Measure 108 Would Ratchet up Cigarette Taxes and Create New Tax on Vape Products
oregonlive - A measure on the November ballot would create Oregon's first tax on electronic nicotine products and dramatically raise taxes on cigarettes.
The measure's backers have touted what appears to be its wide support, as evidenced by the more than 260 health care organizations that stand behind it, the lead political action committee's eight-digit war chest and results of a survey of 1,000 likely voters, a majority of whom said they supported the measure.
Panel Of Experts Concludes E-Cigs Can Be Used Like NRTs
The study's findings showed higher quit rates among those who used standard NRTs like nicotine patches and gums, along with nicotine electronic cigarettes. The study collected data from studies involving nearly 12,000 participants from 13 different countries. They used randomized trials looking at people's smoking and quitting habits over six months.
Government Pushes for Laws to Regulate Vaping – and a 100% Ban on Smoking in Public Areas
businesstech - The Department on Health hopes to present the Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill to president Cyril Ramaphosa's cabinet by the end of 2020.
The bill is expected to further regulate the use, marketing and sales of e-cigarettes or vapes in South Africa, with these products currently operating in a 'legislative vacuum'.
Children's Minnesota Launches Anti-vaping Campaign, Warns of Public Health Risk
prnewswire - Children's Minnesota announced the launch of a multimedia anti-vaping campaign on 20, Oct. The campaign includes a partnership with a TikTok influencer and other strategies to educate teens, parents and health care professionals about the dangers of vaping.
American Lung Association Invites Mississippi Schools to Join Vape-free Schools Initiative
wjtv - On Tuesday, the American Lung Association announced the new Vape-Free School Initiative. The program aims to help school administrators and educators address the surge of youth vaping across Mississippi.
The INDEPTH and NOT facilitator trainings are done virtually, and the programs for students can be held either in-person or virtually through an online meeting platform.
NHC Health Department Votes on Amended Tobacco Use Proposal
wect - The New Hanover County Health and Human Services (NHC HHS) Board voted Tuesday to approve the revised drafted rule to ban smoking and e-cigarette use in public spaces throughout the county.
Missoula Considers Ban On Flavored Tobacco Products And E-Cigarettes
mtpr - Missoula could become the state's first city to ban the sale of all flavored tobacco products. City officials will take up the idea Wednesday morning.
Tobacco and e-cigarette retailers staunchly oppose the proposed flavor ban. They say it will only push adult customers out of town or online and take significant sales with them.
The Missoula City Council's Public Safety and Health Committee will discuss the proposal Wednesday morning. The full council is scheduled to take final action Monday, October 26.