ASH Daily news for 06 January 2016
6 January 2016
- BAT and vaping: the long drag
- Scotland: Government to monitor e-cigarette health evidence after ban on in-car vaping is rejected
- Smokers’ smiles suffer as a result smoking
- US: New ‘low-nicotine’ cigarette seeks FDA approval
- US: Health agency raises concerns about advertising for electronic cigarettes
BAT and vaping: the long drag
With BAT’s e-Voke recently being granted a licence by a UK regulator, the Financial Times explores whether the tobacco industry should be paying more attention to vaping and the electronic cigarette market.
The e-cigarette market could be worth $50bn by 2030, but the current cigarette market is currently worth approximately $450bn.Source: The Financial Times, 6th January 2016
Scotland: Government to monitor e-cigarette health evidence after ban on in-car vaping is rejected
The Scottish Government has said it will continue to review whether there is any effect on health from second-hand vapour in e-cigarettes, after MSPs rejected a solicitor’s call for vaping to be banned in cars.
Both the Law Society of Scotland and the Children in Scotland pressure group argued that legislation brought in to ban smoking in cars should be extended to include a prohibition in the use of e-cigarettes.
MSPs voted unanimously for the legislation which will mean fines of up to £100 for anyone who smokes in a car which has a passenger under the age of 18.Source: Herald Scotland, 6th January 2016
Smokers’ smiles suffer as a result smoking
More than a third of smokers in the UK (37 per cent) have noticed a negative difference in their appearance since they took up smoking.
Over a third of smokers (36 per cent) said their teeth had become discoloured, and seven in ten (71 per cent) said they were concerned about the effect smoking was having on their oral health.
The research was commissioned by the British Heart Foundation (BHF), which is urging people to quit on No Smoking Day, Wednesday 9 March 2016.
With smokers sacrificing their oral health for their habit, the BHF is encouraging dentists to use this year’s No Smoking Day as an opportunity to raise awareness and boost participation among patients by promoting quit aids in their practice and local support services available in their area.Source: The Probe, 5th January 2016
US: New ‘low-nicotine’ cigarette seeks FDA approval
The 22nd Century Group is trying to become a manufacturer of cigarettes with “very low nicotine.”
The FDA has not issued an approval yet, however some experts claim this could be an important tool in helping people quit.
“Unlike conventional cigarettes, which are very high in nicotine, ours are a reduced tobacco-based product,” said Gregg Gellman, director of business development and regulatory affairs for the 22nd Century Group.Source: WKRN, 6TH January 2016
US: Health agency raises concerns about advertising for electronic cigarettes
The USA’s lead public health agency has voiced its concern over the issue of e-cigarette advertising, saying that too many children are exposed to these ads.
There are bans on TV commercials and some other types of marketing for regular cigarettes but there are no restrictions on advertisements for e-cigarettes.
According to survey results released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 7 out 10 children have said they’ve seen ads, mainly in stores.
The survey conducted in 2014, asked approximately 22,000 high school and middle school students if they’ve seen e-cigarette ads — in stores, online or in magazines, movies and television.Source: Mail Online, 5th January 2016