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Following a long line of articles from #TobaccoControl types who completely fail to 'get' #TobaccoHarmReduction, @LauraRossouw chimes in to prove she can misunderstand it up with the 'best'.
So let's look at a brief overview of the article..
Firstly, the title itself. Not only do #THR advocates support (sensible) regulation on #eCigarettes / #vaping, but there are, in most countries, a variety of legacy consumer protections that apply to them (e.g. standards for electrical goods or standards for labeling poisons).
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Today’s #EQUIP #Perinatalmentalhealth training @MaudsleyNHS @ORTUSevents is about smoking cessation and helping people to quit smoking delivered by our amazing colleagues @MaryYatesSLaM #smokefreenhs #QuitSMOKING @HelenGalley @DrHKhalifeh @SWMH_IoPPN @TrudiSene1
Polycyclic hydrocarbons in cigarette increases metabolism of many psychotropic medication including clozapine
Smoking increases risk of anxiety and depression.
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Important corrections on the bullet list seen in this tweet.
"• no tested and approved e-cigarette products are available"
True, and given the 'defined dose' requirement for 'medical devices' it's likely to stay that way.
Ppl approving such things need to get comfortable with the concept of 'self titration' - ..
.. a #vaper uses their device when they feel like it, and only until sated. ➡️ A perfect dose of #nicotine!
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"Maybe next year they could hear from a group of people who were unable to quit [#smoking] using traditional methods, but have succeeded by #vaping?" @JohnOyston
oyston.com/blog/my-tobacc…
Though I disagreed with a variety of points in the bullet list of 'points of agreement', this article has a lot of sensible suggestions.
This one jumped out at me though, as .. impractical, given the #COI created by #BigPharma funding ..
.. as well as the ideological opposition of many #ANTZ in #TobaccoControl).
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The #VapeResistance never sleeps!
Whoever you are, whatever you say, you will not get away with it unchallenged.
#Vape #Vaping #VapingSavesLives #eCig
The #ANTZ of #TobaccoControl fight for their ideology.
We fight for our lives & those of ppl who #smoke.
We. Will. Win.
It's just a matter of when, and how many lives will be ruined before then.
A message for the #ANTZ of #TobaccoControl who would have our lives conform to their ideals (e.g. a #nicotine-free world).
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E-cigarettes could make nicotine addiction WORSE and 'vapers should get the same quitting help as smokers'
What? You mean the same crappy, ineffective medications that failed me twice? No thanks.
Via Adam Winstock of @ucl
dailymail.co.uk/health/article…
But first, let me check with @ucl.
You have so many fine people. Did you lose a bet to be saddled with Adam Winstock? 🤦‍♂️
(Back into it..) In the end, ironically, I had given up on giving up #smoking, but tried #vaping to lower my smoking costs.
Lower them? It ERADICATED them when I discovered I preferred #vaping.
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This opinion article by Douglas Makinnon is both troubling and groundbreaking. First, no one should ever condone #fatshaming - as it has been proven to be detrimental to individual struggles with #obesity and does not lead to resolution. 1/
The publication of this opinion, which “calls out” the #US government for a “waste of energy” during an #obesity crisis - #obesityepidemic is one of the few times a political publication has addressed the lack of action on resolution of this chronic diesease. @ObesityAction 2/
Despite the accusations in the article that #Physcians are NOT addressing the issue, there is a strong effort from #baraitric #surgeons and #medical #baritricians as well as advocates #RD #nurses @ObesityAction @obsmchat @ObesitySociety @OMAsocial among scores of others 3/
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The Victorian Government is the latest stakeholder to express concern about vaping, saying e-liquids are becoming increasingly more dangerous.
A torrent of #FUD on..
#vape #vaping #eLiquid #nicotine in #Victoria #Australia
ajp.com.au/news/e-liquid-…
This title is deceptive in that it mentions #eLiquid but then goes on to discuss the components (concentrated #nicotine) used to MAKE e-liquid.
In a regulated, legal market there'd be no need for the latter to be in the homes of #Australians who want to #QuitSmoking via #vaping.
"Minister for Health .@JennyMikakos released data from the Victorian Poisons Information Centre that shows concentrations of #nicotine are getting stronger and the number of child poisonings from e-liquids are increasing."
Caps on maximum strength (in a regulated, legal market).
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Subsequent to a COAG (coag.gov.au) meeting, the state government of Victoria is doubling down on #nicotine #vaping.
Some quotes from @VicHealth in "#ElectronicCigarettes containing #nicotine" (www2.health.vic.gov.au/public-health/…)

"The Poisons Code lists #nicotine (for human use when it is a Schedule 7 poison) as a substance that is not for general sale by retail. ..
.. This decision was made on the basis that #nicotine for human use is a dangerous poison, and electronic cigarettes have not been assessed for safety, quality or efficacy."

So .. obviously #NRT has been assessed. #Cigarettes? Oh, my bad - they're EXEMPT from the SUSMP!
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Today's #Omaha City Council meeting could be a doozy.

I'll be live tweeting off of this string.

Here's today's agenda if you'd like to follow along:

cityclerk.cityofomaha.org/images/agenda/…
At least four major items being discussed. Among them, the new contract for sidewalk snow removal, a year after many residents who didn't shovel snow in time paid exorbitant rates.

From @OWHnews:

omaha.com/money/omahans-…
Then there's the #vaping tax vote, a proposal by Council president @ChrisJerram to expand the city's occupation tax on tobacco to cover vaping and vaping products.

Here's some recent coverage:

omaha.com/livewellnebras…
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After hearing what @joegrogan45, Director of Domestic Policy Council, said last week about @FDATobacco regulating ecigs, it seems he may be interested in a way to split #ecigs and #vaping into a few categories. THREAD
Correct me if I’m wrong, but @FDATobacco could ammend the deeming rule and exempt certain types of products. This would also take a lot of work off their plate. They could exempt components sold separately like e-liquid, atomizers, mods, etc.
Products sold with strict age verification at adult only vape shops and online stores. They could decide to only apply the PMTA to a finished e-cigarette product that is sold all together. For example a prefilled cartridge system that includes an e-liquid, battery, atomizer.
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The CDC is starting to share a bit more about what they know about Vitamin E in acetate. #vaping #vapingillnesses #CDC. A few interesting things:
1. The CDC coordinated with health officials from 10 different states (not including Mass.) to test specimens from 29 patients that had vaping-related illnesses. Vitamin E acetate was found in all 29 samples.
2. CDC says: "... It appears that vitamin E acetate is associated with EVALI; however, it is possible that more than one compound or ingredient could be a cause of lung injury, and evidence is not yet sufficient to rule out contribution of other toxicants to EVALI."
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Is vaping bad for you? A cardiothoracic surgeon gives her expert opinion.
A twitter thread on #vaping in #Australia, in a news report featuring @drnikkistamp.
Report "debate rages on about whether [#eCigarette are] actually a safer alternative to regular #cigarettes"
Yes, in much the same way that debate rages as to whether #vaccines cause autism, or whether the Earth is flat.
Sans the carbon monoxide & tar of #smoking, ..
.. it'd be pretty extraordinary if they were anything less than /much/ less harmful.
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#WAACP today and tomorrow and time for another string of #clinicalpearls! 1/
@WashACP @WashACP @HollonMD
First up: The Microbiome. The microbiome is all viruses, fungi, bacteria, and their products. No two microbiomes are the same. And for every 1 gene of ours, there are 250 bacteria genes. 2/
Dysbiosis is a maladaptive change in our microbiome. Even a few days of constant pressure (like poor sleep and diet) can change the microbiome. 3/
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Hi, @FrankPallone

I was one of the alleged bots #NotABot defamed for that @JoeSmyser @DrArturoNJ @NicholsonForNJ @PublicGoodProj @WSJ report.

Shall I expect an invite to @EnergyCommerce offices to sign in, in person, to my account?

We can also discuss manipulation of #data.
@FrankPallone @JoeSmyser @DrArturoNJ @NicholsonForNJ @PublicGoodProj @WSJ @EnergyCommerce 👈#NotABot we can discuss allegations as to why I and other's data has been used to accuse innocent people of committing what I consider crimes @JoeSmyser @DrArturoNJ @NicholsonForNJ @PublicGoodProj @WSJ @EnergyCommerce like marketing to children.
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Do #HealthWarnings on #cigarette sticks dissuade #smokers and #NonSmokers? A focus group and interview study of #Australian university students.
@AaronDrovandi, Teague PA, Glass B, Malau-Aduli B.
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31191057
Being a former #smoker from #Australia I found it rather odd the researchers asking questions about #GraphicWarnings and their effect, of a group that included NON #smokers.
As time has gone by (not necessarily in this order):
- #Tobacco advertising was banned long ago.
- #Smoking bans put #smokers outside, where they were more obvious to people walking past the #SmokeFree buildings.
- #GraphicWarnings were included on cigarette packs.
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As a doctor and scientist, I have treated patients with chemical-induced lung injury, and I’ve developed inhaled medications. These #vaping illnesses—which appear to be relatively acute—are extremely concerning.

Inhaling ANY foreign substance has risks.

nytimes.com/2019/10/02/hea…
For those who argue that #vaping is “safer” than smoking, the jury is still out. There aren’t long-term data for vaping products, and the short-term data show some potentially alarming adverse effects. Another concern is that vaped products attract younger users.
#Fact: ANY inhaled foreign substance poses some risk. The issues for inquiry on #vaping include 1) the relative risks compared to “traditional” inhaled products, such as tobacco and marijuana, and 2) the uptake of potentially addictive products among younger people.
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@OregonGovBrown logic: ppl are getting sick from vaping #THC oil (black market, mostly). So we're going to ban nicotine vape & send nicotine & THC vapers to the black mkt - which is what's been killing people ... Are they trying to kill off all smokers? #VapeBan #vaping
ALL cases where they've found a cause have been THC oil ... and the symptoms of vaping oil (esp. Vitamin E oil) are identical to the symptoms being reported #vaping #VapeBan #vapingsaveslives @OregonGovBrown
Nicotine e-cigs have been around for about a decade.  These illnesses just started this summer.  Ergo, it's something new, not the e-cigs people have been using all this time #VapeBan #vaping #vapingsaveslives
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So hey @GovInslee - you’re destroying an industry that I feel passionate about because not only did I get to quit smoking cigarettes from #vaping, but it saved my life. Thread:
I was in a mentally abusive relationship for years. The guy cheated on me for a long while with a minor. My coping mechanism during and after that relationship was Camel Crush Menthols. Pack a day. It was a bad bad habit. Until one day, I learned about something new.
I met someone new after the other guy and I split. Nicest guy ever. He was outside of work and pulled out a #vaping device as I reached for my cigarettes. He educated me about everything, how it was safer, how the nicotine intake could be controlled, everything.
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Look I’m not saying the blame is on @US_FDA. But it absolutely is. Coincidence that @JUULvapor appeared on the market in 2017. This could have been regulated like in the UK ( Nicotine caps, marketing standards, age verification ) but they drug their feet and did nothing.
And @US_FDA has STILL done nothing but cater to and eliminate the competition of, THE EXACT PRODUCT that “youths” are initiating with. Yet support the elimination of products that ADULTS purchase from ADULT vape shops.
The information from both @US_FDA and @CDCgov is vague and confusing. Neither organization has clearly communicated to the public the actual health risks of less harmful #Vapor products. They are gambling with our health in order to protect ( FDA APPROVED ) cigarettes.
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The legislative efforts against #vaping are misdirected. Lawmakers seeking to reign in #JUUL are not aware of the non-big tobacco small biz that will be put out by the broad brush #flavorban legislation being promoted. We need regulations but the following needs mention.. /1
The small biz segment of the #vaping industry is largely comprised of ex-smokers who found an effective form of tobacco harm reduction and feel compelled to guide others to the same results. These are Mom & Pop retailers providing a beneficial service to their communities. /2
This segment controlled the entire American market for the better half of 8 years without any measurable amounts of youth access to warrant the "epidemic" proportions we are addressing. The teen issue wasn't largely perpetuated until #JUUL began marketing heavy in 2016. /3
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THREAD: @NYGovCuomo (D-NY) has BANNED flavored #vaping #ecig products & our thousands of NY jobs on 90 day notice via emergency orders to combat the teen use issues at the expense of smokers & public health.

Here is his direct quote: /1
So what?

New York State has a smoking rate of 14.1%. That’s 2.75M residents who currently use a product that is guaranteed to kill them. E-cigarettes present a harm reduction avenue to mitigate the risk of smoking. /2
So what?

E-cigarettes are safer than cigarettes. Those are your words. You added in “technically” but should have substituted “scientifically” as these aren’t egregious claims but medical research conclusions. /3
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Amidst the hysteria about #vaping some key points to remember. #publuchealth 1. The American deaths and hospitalisations are due to people vaping oil in illicit products. Thenoul causes lipoid pneumonia, not vaping by itself....1/.
2. We haven’t seen the same phenomenon in the U.K. .../2
3. The regulation of product in EU and buying from reputable suppliers not street dealers is a key way of ensuring you get good product not illicit product adulterated with oil...3
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Dear @realDonaldTrump , @POTUS @FLOTUS @WhiteHouse @SecAzar
Looks like I am not the only one that no longer wants to vote for #Trump in 2020 if he goes through with the #EjuiceBan.
washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/bannin…
@realDonaldTrump @POTUS @FLOTUS @WhiteHouse @SecAzar Also- It's important to note that the deaths and most likely ALL of the illness related to #vaping were from blackmarket #THC juice, not commercially sold juice. I have smokers bronchitis (still) if anyone were to get sick from this stuff, it would be me. Not a young person.
@realDonaldTrump @POTUS @FLOTUS @WhiteHouse @SecAzar Here is a screen shot from one of the most popular #ejuice sellers online. It is the flavor profiles offered. Do you see #Tobacco flavor?
Nope, it is in there under #menthol flavors but only 6% of #vapers in a survey liked Tobacco flavor compared to #dessert and fruit flavors.
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