Saturday, January 16, 2021
  • E-cigarette use is strongly associated with smoking cessation in the European Union

    By Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos A study published recently in the journal Tobacco Control examined the association between e-cigarette use and smoking in the Eurobarometer 2017 survey. Last year, another study analyzed the 2014 Eurobarometer, finding that e-cigarette use prevents smoking cessation in Europe. But the study design and conclusion was flawed since the 2014 survey…

  • E-cigarette flavors and aldehyde emissions: another failure to verify findings from a previous study

    By Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos A 2017 study published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology reported that aldehyde emissions from e-cigarettes are derived from thermal degradation of flavoring compounds rather than the main liquid ingredients (propylene glycol and glycerol). The study found non-detectable levels of aldehydes in unflavored liquids, but up to 10,000-fold higher levels…

  • Things that make you go hmm…

    The World Health Organisation has been under a lot of pressure recently; first with the issuance and eventual revision of its Q&A Detail on E-Cigarettes and then with the Coronavirus outbreak in China that is spreading globally. For the purposes of this blog, we are going to focus on the WHO FCTC and the implications…

  • Still blowing smoke in Asia: the region’s failure to embrace tobacco harm reduction efforts continue

    Over half a billion smokers live in Asia, and Asian countries have some of the highest per capita smoking rates – and some of the highest numbers of smoking-related deaths – in the world. Given the staggering damage to its citizens’ health that smoking is responsible for you’d think that regional governments would be eagerly…

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- January 13, 2021

CANADA: Nicotine Naysayers - Could Nicotine Restrictions Do More Harm Than Good? | RegWatch #livelifesmokefree https://t.co/n0ZeE3eIK8 via @RegWatchCanada
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- January 12, 2021

MALAYSIA: Vape players want a say in policy talks #vapingsaves #livelifesmokefree https://t.co/UvNxvCHCr4
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- December 31, 2020

Vaping is safer than smoking but needs to be regulated - THE common-sense solution #smokefreelife #livelifesmokefree https://t.co/d0JZOoR9R5
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- December 17, 2020

MALAYSIA: Vape industry group wants government to tax vape e-liquids with nicotine also @livelifesmokefree https://t.co/e1mX4sJwcZ
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- December 10, 2020

@AlexWodak: 21,000 smoking-related deaths/year in Australia. 8 million worldwide. Been any #vaping-related deaths anywhere? Ever? 20,000 cigarette outlets in Australia. Many 24x7. Nicotine for vaping? 1 Make appointment with reluctant GP. 2 Wait weeks. 3 Take script to reluctant chemist! https://t.co/dECcMstHNy
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The Advocates Voice. #theadvocatesvoiceThe Advocates Voice newscast will be premiering Episode 2 on 7 January at 7pm Hong Kong time. You may watch it at this link: youtu.be/u5LWIEm4GoY

This bulletin covers issues in Malaysia and India, as well as provides an overview of the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) and how the revision currently in process may affect everyone globally.

Please join in and watch the bulletin and comment and let us know what you would like to see covered in upcoming episodes.

Stories in Depth:
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Malaysia :46
India 3:31
TPD 6:51

Summary Review:
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Thailand 8:29
Pakistan 9:19
Australia 9:45
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1 month ago

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}#vapingsaveslives #vapingToday the Victorian Legislative Council supported a Liberal Democrats motion calling on the Government to legalise vaping as a consumer product.

While some members were still cautious, and others are awaiting the outcome of the Senate Select Committee on Tobacco Harm Reduction currently underway, there did seem to be a shift. I believe that the tide is turning on this issue and more people in our parliament are recognising the potential benefits of vaping to further reduce smoking rates in Victoria.
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