Tobacco harm reduction news for January 7, 2019. Vape-friendly Wisconsin sees record low smoking, New Jersey bans vaping outside, New Hampshire Vapor 21, fruity vapes in prison, positive commentaries from non-vapers.
WISCONSIN: Historic low rates of 4.7% and 16% respectively for youth & adult #smoking contradicts claim that #vaping “epidemic” increases youth smoking risk or hampers adult cessation; justifies WI’s “light touch” approach to vaping regulation/taxation.
NEW JERSEY: No slippery slope here? Scant evidence of risk was enough to pass public #smoking ban in 2006, but no evidence at all is needed to ban #vaping OUTDOORS. Next will be ALL public outdoor spaces, cars and multi-unit private residences….
AROUND THE WORLD: (SCOTLAND) Even most tough & inveterate smokers, prison inmates, prefer sweet/fruity #vaping products over #tobacco flavors, disproves ANTZ false claim that “flavors target youth, not adult smokers.” Authorities say “money well-spent.”
THE MORE YOU KNOW: (CNBC COMMENTARY) “I bought my dad a Juul e-cigarette to see if he’d give up his Marlboros. Here’s what happened…”
NEW HAMPSHIRE: HEADS UP! @SenDavidWatters is proposing a bill that would deny adult #smokers 18-20 access to low risk #vaping products.
OPINION: Why This Non-Smoker Cares About Harm Reduction – “I wish there were products…in the 1970s to help my father, but the technology was still far away. But, the FDA has an opportunity now to…help people quit.”