What has been framed as a teenager in the US epidemic vaping poses an existential threat to the e-cigarette industry? But if the problem is unique to the US? UK-based E-Cigarette Direct has just completed a survey of national data on adolescent vaping that had been developed by a group of rules in the US, UK, and Australia. Most of the charts below are courtesy of their report Dovpo MVV II, which we suggest checking out.
Teens vaping existential hazards for E-Cig Industry
E-cigarette restrictions and even threatened with extinction in the United States because of heavy vapers not represented in the circle where the decision rules and laws are made. This contrasts sharply with alcohol. The highest rate of drinking among educated, high-income adults.
The number of US high school students are binge drinking, 13.5 percent, much higher than the number who use electronic cigarettes daily, 2.4 percent. But no one is calling for a national restriction on the sale of liquor and manufacturing, despite the grim toll required annually by drinking underage.
Vapers’ interests are under-represented and this has created an unusual dynamic. Liberal bastions like San Francisco, and representatives of the Congress who claim to champion LGBTQ rights, such as Diane DeGette (D-Colorado), led the charge for e-cig tight restrictions that harm marginalized groups.
Children’s SAFE action DeGette, a national ban vaping flavor, is a prime example of the fallacy of fruit flavors. This fallacy is based on the misguided belief that sweet fruit and dessert flavors are there to lure children to vape.
Teens vaping in the UK, USA, and Australia
The international vaping state adds a layer of complexity. E-Cigarette Direct dissect this matter expert. The graph below from their report Dovpo Topside. dive into them into the difference between e-cig users every day and sometimes using very enlightening.
England a Beacon of Hope for Vapers
In the UK, the National Health Service (NHS) to promote alternative cigarette vaping as 95 percent safer than smoking. A government-funded website entitled “Using E-Cigarette to Quit Smoking” would be unthinkable in the US, but it is an important resource for people who are interested in their harm reduction policies.
Public Health England (PHE), an executive agency in the UK Department of Health and Social Affairs, rejected the idea that vaping is the gateway to cigarette smoking.
NHS and PHE do not have a specific agenda, just a lot of skin in the game. As part of a publicly funded, single-payer system, they rely on tax money to stay afloat. They are ruthless when it comes to cutting action that does not make financial sense. In 2017, the NHS is pulling the plug on homeopathy and herbal medicine as a misuse of resources. Whatever your thoughts on alternative medicine, this step makes it clear that English is not afraid to act if it means saving money.
Vaping in the Land Down Under
Australia has adopted just the opposite, there are little national guides to talk about e-cigarettes and regulated countries. Some of these countries have very strict rules. You are allowed to supply their own vaping, but most vapers Australia rely on e-commerce websites for their juices. Free nicotine e-juice is more widely available.
Australian Labor Party, center-left continues to block access roads upright reject Australian smokers ash and smoke alternatives. As reported in The Guardian last fall, the federal Labor party upset that Phillip Morris is lobbying to loosen the rules.
Health Minister Greg Hunt continued to struggle to ban e-cigs Dovpo Basium Squonk. Whether or ideological or personal concern, he showed some reservations when it mimicked the talking points of the best misleading, and it seems to be lifted verbatim from stale anti-Vaper guidelines. “Excessive medical advice and the evidence is that it may cause absorption of smoke and we could not support it.”
This explosion was made in response to a year-long investigation into the law of e-cig Australia resulted in a split opinion, and no action at the Federal level.
Chairman of the committee assigned to investigate the legalization of e-cigarettes, Trent Zimmerman, strongly disagree with this assessment and write a dissenting opinion which strongly supports the law of e-cigarettes.
“International Examples show that the rate of smoking among younger groups continue to fall in many countries where E-cigarettes are widely available.
For example, Cancer Research UK said that despite the availability of e-cigarettes in the UK has ‘no increase in teen smoking tobacco, which is another important measure in terms of building a gateway effect.’
Restrictions on the sale and marketing of e-cigarettes to young people can help to alleviate this risk. The risk of ‘gateway’ effect needs to be weighed against the benefits of quitting smoking through the E-cigarette.
As one of the witnesses UK quick to say: ‘gateway in much, much smaller than the highway exit [of smoke].’
Trent Zimmerman MP & Tim Wilson MP,
Committee member Andrew Laming MP filed a brief historical dissent from the ban on national e-cig:
Life is short and short for smokers. Just legalize vaping.
Andrew Laming MP
E-Cigs Under Siege in the US
Vapers wait for the FDA to drop the hammer on e-cigarettes, Dovpo Nickel, in the United States, and the harsh restrictions are already being enforced at the state and local level. There are rumblings of vape pod FDA ban, and the previous scapegoat for vaping uptick in teens include juice retro packaging, taste sweet, and petrol pump sales to minors. None of the last three hold any water and are discussed in detail below.
US vs. UK Youth vaping
The British approach to vaping is more liberal than the US, but they do not encourage teens to vape. Sales of vaporizers and e-liquid for individuals under the age of 18 is prohibited. But they have more lenient rules regarding e-cigarette ads and fewer restrictions on where you can vape. Following the logic of the anti-vapers, they do not have to care about the children and adolescents vaping should epidemic is far worse than in the US.
Apparently, it does not work that way. The number of British children who vape at least weekly was less than half the US level.
This is where it should be noted that there is a limit on the power of nicotine in the UK. Unlike in the US, juices limited to 20mg / ml on the other side of the pond. This is less than half of the US standard device Juul 50mg / ml.
Could the nicotine content, and Fruity Pebbles taste of steam, is what high school students after? This simple explanation may complicate the regulatory issues of e-cigarettes, especially if it turns out useful high nicotine for smoking cessation. But it is the elephant in the room and must be addressed.
Vaping Accelerating Decline In Smoking Rates?
Australia has many e-cigarettes the most stringent laws of the three countries studied. Their success in snuffing smoke also has been more limited. Correlation does not imply causation, but the numbers fly in the face of outdated theories that vaping is the gateway to combustible cigarettes.
The US, which has caused the rate of teenage vaping an endless stream of alarmist editorial and new FDA regulations on e-cigs, had the largest decrease in the category “Having never Smoked”. Five percent of young Australians have smoked in the past week, compared with 2.4 percent in the US and 3 percent in the UK. The US also had the largest decrease in regular smokers, and Australia as far as the smallest drop.
This prompts an interesting question: Could it be that the higher nicotine levels in the US facilitate quitting smoking but also lead to more juvenile vaping. Data is not present to draw this conclusion, but it is a subject worthy of further examination.
This winter, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that nicotine replacement therapy vaping destroyed as a tool to quit smoking. The device is distributed to a study that was not Juul trendy, slim rechargeable pod system, an AIO, or a sturdy box with a mighty mod 220w sub-ohm tank. It is a basic, high resistance, stick battery-powered e-cigarette cartomizer.
High-Risk Adolescent Behavior
Pursuing the prohibition of alcohol to reduce teen drinking is not on the table in the US. Drug use remains a serious concern. Proponents of marijuana decriminalization have won some important victories in the last 20 years, especially in the state of California. Unfortunately, the e-cig virtual ban in San Francisco is being considered. How does the US stack up to the UK and Australia in terms of adolescent drug use and vaping? In a word, bad.
US vaping and the level of drug use in minors is twice that of Australia. drug use among minors almost twice the level of the UK, and the percentage of vapers teens are three times bigger. The fact that vaping is less common than other risky behaviors in youth the US does not cause for celebration. But it suggests regulators have taken their eye off the ball and are obsessed teenagers vaping.
youth alcohol use in Australia is the highest of the three countries studied. At 27 percent, easily outpaces the US rate of 19 percent and the UK of 21 percent. In all three countries, measurable teen alcohol use is higher than vaping. This did not even factor in the comparative risks of this behavior.
You may have to read through the reference to the danger of nicotine poses to the developing brain, and we certainly are not interested in selling our products to children, but the use of alcohol is a scourge certified in the United States. underage drinking kills 5,000 teens every year.
State vaping In the United States
E-Cigarette Direct compilation of national data provides an interesting insight into the international what has been framed as an epidemic of teen vaping. What the numbers do not capture is the climate in the US anti-vaping. Politicians looking for a scapegoat. their explanation would be laughable if the stakes were not so high for smokers and ex-smokers who vape.
Fruit Flavor Fallacy
Fruit Flavor mistake needs to be put to rest once and for all. Data is available in the form of a survey of 69,000 adult vapers by Dr. Konstantinos E. Farsalinos, which clearly describes the adult vapers prefer sweetness. But the FDA and politicians across the US still cling to the notion that the desserts and fruit juices designed for kids hook.
E-Juice Packaging Retro Nostalgia Targets Adults
Another bankrupt theory was followed up when the FDA cracking down on e-juice packaging. They worry that the e-juice box resembles processed foods and junk food snacks that peaked in popularity in the last decade. The authors of this intense enforcement program may not marketers. Retro e-juice packaging targets adult vapers nostalgia, but the disconnect terminals of the modern trend have blinded lawmakers such as Rep. DeGette with this reality.
In its press release announcing the SAFE Kids Act, a ban on the national feeling, he cites Tutti Frutti and Cotton Candy as an example of the “kid-friendly” taste of nicotine. If the children she meant the kids who grew up during the Eisenhower era, he was right about the business’s Tutti Frutti.
Examples FDA crackdown in retro packaging is Nilla Wafers. Cookie Day is commonly used in the pie crust, but it makes a big dunkable treat for the kids to watch the moon landing. Seriously. I’m pushing 40 and things handed down to grandma’s closet long before I was born.
Critics are correct in assuming that the sugar-coated cereal-themed e-juice targeting the younger generation. generation of Generation X.
Perhaps it is wise to refrain from designing packaging juice that looks like edible food and to avoid any trade dress infringement. But these creative designs exist for the market juice sweetness, for adults, is booming.
It’s hard to stay out when there are thousands of flavors to choose from, and the sampling is prohibited in most of the shop’s vape. The fastest way to get the attention of an adult customer is an attractive box that evokes the delicious and sweet taste of childhood. It is not the same as targeting children.
Pod vape Ban
It seems that the FDA has decided to look at the role that the enclosed pod system vaping teenagers playing on the uptick. There are rumors of even a ban on vape system pods. Although we do recommend verification of age and education, the appropriate steps are cut smoking to record lows, a new class of devices that release coincided with an uptick would appear to be the culprit is more likely than the taste of fruit or Sour Patch Kid themed bottle label.
Put yourself in the shoes of today’s teenagers. You may not care if Elvis or Little Richard had a superior studio piece of Tutti Frutti. You may not base your decision to buy the breakfast cereals most heavily advertised during the Reagan era Saturday morning cartoons. But the device is discrete, easy to use, and provides a quick fix of nicotine that may be of interest.
Strict Prohibition of E-Cigarette Harm Marginalized Groups
E-cigarette restrictions punish smokers and marginalized groups disproportionately affected. This fact is totally ignored in most discussions of youth and ban vaping e-cigs. At least Commissioner Gottlieb acknowledges this fact, MPs and activists demonstrated anti-vaping rarely nuanced view. In an interview on Fox News, Gottlieb stated:
“We believe this product is less harmful than smoking and for current adult smokers can stop smoking addiction with the migration to e-cigarettes may have a positive impact on their health and maybe a significant impact on their health.”
In their pursuit of the statewide ban virtual e-cig in California, failed to consider how vaping can serve as an alternative to smoking. This is a glaring omission that is intentional. These politicians do not want to promote smoking. They have embraced a puritanical mindset in which the amount of nicotine abstinence is the only desired outcome. This approach is a relic of a bygone era.
Convicted Rural America With E-Cig Sales Restriction
Iowa Attorney General Thomas Miller criticized the FDA restrictions on new e-cig last fall. He soon realized that targeting gas stations and convenience stores would create serious obstacles for rural vapers. his letter to the FDA found adult smoker’s health, especially in rural areas, should not be ignored.
Gas stations and convenience stores are right to worry. They have been to blame. There is a legal issue regarding this strategy and the FDA decision to differentiate between vape shops and stores may face a day in court.
A National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO) term in CSP News editorial outlining a number of problems with the FDA’s decision to target certain classes of brick and mortar stores. In a letter to Scott Gottlieb, their director Thomas Briant found 96.7 percent of the stores passed the FDA sponsored compliance checks this summer and that the FDA Tobacco and Health 2016 assessment found that nearly 90 percent of users under the age of e-cigarettes relying on “social sources” (read legal buyers) to get this product.
Briant also questioned the legal basis of the declaration of the FDA. Congress granted the FDA authority to control all aspects of e-cigarette tobacco and limited sales. A congressional mandate, “Preventing FDA of limitations that would prohibit the sale in a face to face transaction with a specific category of tobacco outlets.” gas station and convenience store owners tend to challenge the power of the FDA to restrict the sale of e-cigarettes to a particular class of retailers.
Denying Access to Alternative Cigarette Smokers
Rural America is not the only group that will suffer if denied access alternative to smoking. There is a serious danger that many urban, African American, and LGBTQ vapers will be channeled back into smoking by heavy-handed regulation.
A CDC survey found that census identified LGBT people nearly three times more likely to use e-cigarettes than the population as a whole, 7.4 compared to 2.5 percent. They also smoke at a higher rate, 20.3 percent versus 14 percent. Tobacco kills 30,000 people each year.
smoking rates among transgendered has been estimated at more than 80 percent and research has tied to structural discrimination. more bisexual women are twice as likely to smoke as heterosexual women.
A study by the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health found African Americans are more likely to embrace e-cigarette itself, rather than engaging in dual-use and continue to smoke, rather than the other groups.
This study did not look at their uptake of e-cigarettes in the cigarette to be any benefit. It is past time to revisit that view.