According to foreign reports, the American Tobacco Free Children’s movement (ctfk) once again called for the prohibition of all flavored steam products after the food and Drug Administration (FDA) rejected the marketing application of about 55000 flavored e-cigarette products.
Ctfk welcomed the FDA’s decision, but pointed out that this denial only involved a small number of flavor products reviewed by the FDA.
Ctfk president miles wrote in a statement: “today’s action will effectively reverse the popularity of e-cigarettes among teenagers, provided that FDA still rejects all applications for flavored e-cigarettes (containing spices other than tobacco) and high nicotine products (such as Juul), which will put children at risk of addiction.”
According to the 2020 National Youth Tobacco Survey, 3.6 million children use e-cigarettes, of which nearly one fifth of high school students use e-cigarettes. Ctfk blamed the situation on flavored e-cigarettes. According to the organization, 83% of young e-cigarette users reported using spice products, and 70% of young users said they used e-cigarettes because of spices.
“To protect our children and end the popularity of adolescent e-cigarettes, the FDA should not authorize the sale of any flavored or high nicotine e-cigarettes,” Miles wrote.
The FDA must decide whether to approve the marketing application of e-cigarettes by September 9.
Today, the use of cannabis has increased dramatically. It is highly effective in treating many physical and mental problems. You may not find hemp products in regular dispensaries. Also, at this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is best to stay at home. Hence, you need to buy products online that offer home delivery services.
Cannabis is legal in Las Vegas. Some cannabis dispensaries offer a cannabis delivery service. Here I will give you a list of the best LasVegas cannabis deliveryservice dispensaries.
Looking for the best cannabis delivery service in Las Vegas? Then you have come to the right place. But you must be over 21 years old to purchase cannabis products. When placing an order, you must provide them with your real name and real address. So let’s see: The Apothecarium
This store is in the West Valley. You can order from our online cannabis store. Delivery time: 10 AM – 6 PM Delivery Fee: Offers free delivery within 10 miles of the store. But they do accept postage for distances over 10 miles at $1/mile. They offer delivery services up to 19 miles away.
You can subscribe to phone alerts to get the latest discounts. Acres and CuraLeaf
It is located in the Centro industrial lane. You can order here by email with a photo ID, phone number, and address. Ordering time: 10 am to 4 pm. Delivery costs: 10% for purchases of $100 products and 6% for orders of $101 and over. Price: Half an ounce = $60 and 1 ounce = $100.
This one is on the Off the Strip. If you want to order cannabis from here, you need to create a profile on iheartjane.com. To register, you will need a copy of your ID, name, and address. Delivery time: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm (daily) Delivery costs: There will be no charges if you purchase at least $50 and have delivery within 10 miles. But to get free shipping over 10 miles, you have to buy $74. Essence:
The Essence site is located in the center of Spring Valley, Henderson. You will receive your delivery the next day of ordering. The company offers early morning delivery. Ordering time: 8 AM – 10 PM Special Items: Minimum $25, $19 Evergreen Organix Gummies, 35 DGF Special Shelf Pre-roll (five).
The Euphoria wellness area is located in the southwest. You must apply online. You must be 21 or older to purchase cannabis. They require your identity card information, your real name, and your address. Ordering time: 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM Delivery times: from 8 am to 11 pm.
The store opens regularly. If you want home delivery, you should order at least $65 worth of cannabis products. Otherwise, they will not offer home delivery. Jenny’s Dispensary
It is located north of Las Vegas. Henderson. You must submit your application online. But delivery areas are limited to certain postal codes. Therefore, you should inquire about the availability of the product for your area. Ordering time: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. the master. Delivery time: the day after ordering.
It is one of the largest dispensaries in Las Vegas. You can find different types of supermarkets here. Ordering time: 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM Delivery time: Up to 24 hours after purchase. Specials: $25 for eight, 40% off topical products, and 30% off some e-cigarettes or groceries. Delivery costs: There is no shipping cost if you spend at least $100.
They also have a good reputation for serving Las Vegas Marijuana Delivery.
There are many dispensaries and stores in Las Vegas that offer home delivery services. Some of the best cannabis delivery service providers are featured here. I hope you will now be able to order cannabis products from the stores closest to you.
A group of renowned tobacco control researchers has endorsed vaping as an alternative to smoking.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Dr. Kenneth Warner, the Avedis Donabedian Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Public Health at the University of Michigan, has published a research review in the peer-reviewed American Journal of Public Health endorsing vaping as a less risky alternative to the smoking of combustible tobacco cigarettes.
Filter Magazine reports that Warner, with some of the most respected nicotine use addiction and tobacco researchers in the United States, has opted to endorse vaping and smoke-free nicotine delivery as a potential strategy to eliminate cigarettes. “Our concern is that much of the public health community—certainly the media, and very much legislators—haven’t really heard the other side of the story,” Warner told Filter reporters.
“Our hope, candidly, is given the origins of this paper, and the authorship of the paper, that it will draw some serious attention,” Warner said, speaking on the behalf of the author authors to the article published in the journal.
Besides Warner, experts like Raymond Niaura of the New York University School of Global Public Health or Neal Benowitz of the University of California San Francisco, are coauthors of the evidence review. Other researchers include Harry Lando (University of Minnesota), Nancy Rigotti (Massachusetts General Hospital), Robert West (University College London), Caryn Lerman (University of Southern California), among several other researchers.
“Opponents focus on e-cigarettes’ risks for young people, while supporters emphasize the potential for e-cigarettes to assist smokers in quitting smoking,” notes Warner et al in the abstract of the evidence review. “Most US health organizations, media coverage, and policymakers have focused primarily on risks to youths. Because of their messaging, much of the public—including most smokers—now consider e-cigarette use as dangerous as or more dangerous than smoking.”
“By contrast, the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine concluded that e-cigarette use is likely far less hazardous than smoking. Policies intended to reduce adolescent vaping may also reduce adult smokers’ use of e-cigarettes in quit attempts.”
The box mods recently produced by Wotofo bring us a lot of surprises.
No matter workmanship or material selection, they are all very attractive.
Today, Captain brings you the MDURA mini box mod produced by Wotofo
Let’s take a look at what different surprises it brings us.
Wotofo MDURA mini box brief view
The Wotofo MDura Box Mod is a high-wattage mod that allows you to revel in the glory of true vaping power without worrying about the excess power causing any problems in your vaping experience. It combines with the nexMINI Subtank as part of your MDura Kit to offer a tailor-made vaping experience.
Wotofo MDURA mini box highlights
Wotofo has garnered a reputation for being one of the best manufacturers of superior vaping products over the years. Offering a comprehensive selection of vaping apparatus that lets vaping enthusiasts enjoy an excellent and consistently improving experience, Wotofo’s MDura Mod makes for one of its finest products yet.
Blow Clouds in No Time
The MDura Box Mod is a high-performing dual-18650 vape mod with solid construction and an elegant design that makes it one of the classiest pieces you will find on the market. Despite its deceptively lightweight construction, this powerful mod is durable, boasts higher-quality construction, and superior wattage than most other mods of this size.
Leather Wrapped Vape Mod
The leather wrapping rounds off its beautiful design to give it a softer and more comfortable grip that feels good to the touch and gives the mod an aesthetically pleasing look. The MDura Box Mod uses nexCHIP technology for insta-fire within 0.001 seconds. With this mod, you will never have to wait for a long time until your mod is ready to go.
The MDura Mod boasts a 2A Type-C charging port that lets you get the mod back up to full charge and ready to go in a short time. The two 18650 batteries allow the mod to give you a high-power performance without draining out the power too quickly. Its 4-color options for the system theme look amazing, and the mod comes with an intuitive interface that lets you customize the settings to suit your preferences with ease. Capable of delivering 200 W power, this is one of the best vape mods you can get your hands on.
Powered by nexCHIP Technology
Its nexCHIP technology improves its safety and reliability while boosting performance. It gives a low-voltage warning, offers low-resistance protection, overheating protection, and prevents the risk of short circuits.
Available in King Kong Black, King Kong Blue, King Kong Red, and King Kong Orange, the MDura Box Mod is here to help you take your vaping experience to the next level.
Halftone Black, Halftone Blue, Halftone Orange, Halftone Red
Wotofo MDURA mini box details
High-calss leather wrap
Single 18650 battery
0.96 inch TFT screen
Supports 0.001s firing speed with nexCHIP
Adjustable output wattage between 5-80W
Type-C 2A fast charging
Wotofo MDURA mini box package content
1* MDura Mini Box Mod
1* Type-C Charge
1* User Manual
In terms of functionality, although MDURA did not give me enough surprises, it’s only suitable for simple voltage regulation, it is very friendly for new vapers.
Excellent power control and unique tuning make it very handy to use.
The heat-up speed is instant, enabling you quickly and reasonably experience a good taste.
The overall grip is made very user-friendly.
The texture of the leather improves the feel in hand to next level.
The reduction in body size and volume is also very pleasing.
It is a very excellent box mod for new vapers.
VAPE HOW WE ROLL, ALL IN TRUETOY,
I’m Captain Dirty, see you next time.
Dubai, UAE, 29 August, 2021: Could the days of the cigarette be numbered as millions of people worldwide switch from smoking to vaping?
When vape retailers say this is a process now well under way, that’s one thing, but when one of the world’s largest tobacco producers supports the argument, backed by industry groups and experts from the US to China, that’s another.
With public health officials, chemists, consumer groups as well as manufacturers joining in the conversation, the World Vape Show taking place in Dubai next month could go a long way to removing some of the question marks above the e-cigarette and vape market, which is expected to be worth USD 67.31 billion by 2027.
The combined exhibition and conference, taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre from 19-21 September, is as much an opportunity for those looking to kick the habit of smoking as it is for the makers of regulated products now meeting the demand for safer alternatives to traditional cigarettes.
Among the speakers at the Middle East’s only vape industry event will be South African Kurt Yeo, a former two-packet-a-day smoker for more than 20 years, who finally quit and co-founded Vaping Saved My Life, a consumer advocacy group dedicated to promoting tobacco harm reduction.
He will be in good company. Tobacco giant Phillip Morris International is sending its VP Global Scientific Engagement, Dr. Gizelle Baker, to take part in another of the panel discussions on
the future of vaping research and public health.
Dr Baker, one of two PMI speakers in Dubai, leads a team of scientists engaging and sharing the science behind the company’s smoke-free alternatives to grow awareness and understanding of tobacco harm reduction.
Co-panellist Joe Dunne is Director of Hale Vaping, which accounts for 45% of the Irish vaping market. He tells smokers eager to quit to see vaping as a “new miracle drug” they can use at their own initiative in order to take personal responsibility for their own health.
“Millions of adults have already benefited by switching from smoking to vaping or are on their way to doing so,” says Dunne. He says vape products are among the most significant public health innovations of modern times, with “the potential to render the cigarette obsolete, and end the worldwide epidemic of smoking-related disease.”
Dunne points to an assessment by Public Health England that vaping is 95% less harmful than tobacco based on more than 300 studies.
The first World Vape Show in Dubai is assembling more than 200 exhibitors showcasing thousands of global vape brands, several thousand industry professionals, vape enthusiasts and those looking to switch from cigarettes
China, the birthplace and largest worldwide producer and exporter of e-cigarettes, will be represented by one of the country’s most influential vaping figures.
Ao Weinuo is Secretary-General of the Electronic Cigarette Industry Committee, part of the China Electronic Chamber of Commerce, and will offer analysis of global vaping issues, the opportunities and challenges countries are facing, and what can be learned from their experiences.
He will be joined by Dustin Dahlmann, Chairman of the board at the Independent European Vape Alliance, which represents e-cigarettes as a category in opposition to tobacco and works to dispel some of the myths about vaping.
Other key speakers include John Dunne, Director General, UK Vaping Industry Association, Gregory Conley President, American Vaping Association, and Alex Clark, CEO, Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association in New York.
The World Vape Show is open to both business buyers and the general public, but you must be over 21 to attend and get tickets online in advance. For further information: www.worldvapeshow.com
1 John Dunne, Director General, UK Vaping Industry Association.
Ao Weinuo, Secretary-General of the Electronic Cigarette Industry Committee.
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“Our objective is a world without cigarettes; a world where cigarettes are replaced by smoke-free alternatives that are a better choice than continued smoking,” said Jacek Olczak, the chief executive officer of PMI, in a press statement.
“We have launched several generations of our IQOS heated tobacco system; expanding our portfolio to offer constantly improved, science-backed solutions that take advantage of advancements in technology and address pain points heard from consumers.”
“The launch of IQOS Iluma, our most innovative device yet, gives adult smokers another better choice and represents an important leap forward in our efforts to accelerate the end of smoking,” he added. The company said that it is offering two new devices to Japan: IQOS Iluma Prime and IQOS Iluma. According to Philip Morris, both devices use a new and improved induction technology but through different design experiences that “allow adult users to select the device that best suits their needs and preferences.”
“IQOS Iluma is our most innovative offering to-date and the new flagship in our portfolio of science-backed, smoke-free products,” said Michele Cattoni, the PMI vice president for heated tobacco platforms, in the same press release as Olczak’s statements.
“Its breakthrough induction-heating technology heats tobacco from within, without burning, so there’s no smoke, no ash and, like previous IQOS devices, it emits, on average, 95% lower levels of harmful chemicals compared with cigarettes,” said Cattoni.
Grand View Research, a market intelligence firm based in California, indicates that one of the largest markets for heated tobacco products such as the IQOS system is Japan.
“Asia Pacific held the largest heated tobacco products (HTPs) market share of about 73% 2018,” notes an analysis by Grand View. “It is driven by rise in consumption of iQOS brand heated tobacco products in countries such as Japan and Korea. However, stern regulations regarding the use of e-cigarettes may hinder the regional growth.
PMI introduced IQOS to smoke-free consumers in the United States through the help of Altria Group. The growth potential in the United States is high. However, Japan and South Korea dominate the heated tobacco spaces with the product category holding larger market shares compared to several categories of electronic cigarettes and oral products.
The ingredients used in DIY e-liquid are the same ingredients that are used in market products. DIY Vape juice is the easiest and cost-saving version. But in DIY, there is more flexibility and more customization.
If you are using e-vape juice for a long time, you may feel tired of spending money. So you are finding a way to learn the art of making your e-liquid at home. With little trial and error, you can make the perfect and suitable Vape Juice for yourself. You have control over the flavoring of your DIY vape juice. You can decide to have mild, intense flavors, and as per your choice, and can blend the flavors. Mixing and making e-juice can be a fun and lengthy process. It also depends on how much you know.
This article contains information about making DIY vape e-liquids. For DIY e-liquid, you will need ingredients, essential equipment, and some instructions.
Methods to mix DIY e-juice:
There are most preferred two ways to mix DIY e-juice:
Mixing by weight: In the weight method, you need to measure the ingredients by weighing with the help of a scale.
Mixing by volume: In this method, you have to measure the volume of each ingredient with the use of syringes. The volume method is easiest as you need to measure liquids.
The easiest way to make vape juice:
Making your e-liquid is a process that involves the mixing of leading elements. There are three base liquids: PG, VG, nicotine, and flavor concentrates. In contrast, you can prefer nicotine-free or even unflavored.
Step 1. Prepare Nicotine
The overall volume of the e-juice depends on the required amount of nicotine. So you need to determine the importance of necessary nicotine in the e-liquid. Use diluted nicotine in milligrams. Getting nicotine proportion is a crucial factor. You can use online e-juice calculators or apps to make it easy. Avoid using less than the amount recommended by the e-juice calculator.
Step 2. Prepare Flavor
This step is essential if you want to make a new flavor. Remember that flavor makes or destroys your e-liquid. You can choose only one flavor or mix the flavor. But if you are trying for the first time then go for using one flavor and add a little at starting. Trials will make you choose what you want. You can add more flavoring if you need it after testing. Be careful while mixing the flavor.
Step 3. Prepare Base
The base proportion can be done based on recipes. You can refer to any VG/PG blend, and usually, it can be between 50/50 and 80/20. Also, point to remember that diluted nicotine contains some levels of PG or VG. So it is also vital to consider nicotine volume.
Step 4. Mix the Blend
Once you are ready with ingredients, mix all ingredients, pour in a bottle, and shake it well. The ingredients used in E-liquid are more likely to be thick, so blend them properly.
Step 5. Steep
Steep depends on your preference. The time of steepness can vary from a few days to months. But many e-juices will taste much better when steeped, just like good, aged wine.
In the steeping process, the cap is kept off, letting oxygen go inside. After the steeping process, the flavor and color of the liquid will change. Even the color change is a sign that E-Juice has steeped.
Step 6. Testing
Once you have completed the steeping process, you can test the e-juice. Use the drippers or rebuildable atomizer. Also, remember that temperature affects the e-vape juice taste.
Step 7. Storage
Make sure to store the E-juice properly. Protecting from sunlight, heat, and oxygen, so it is preferred to keep homemade juice in a cool dark place.
E-juice calculators: an essential tool:
If you want to find the exact amount of ingredients for the mix, you can try the E-Juice calculator. The calculator helps to make your DIY process easier and accurate. The calculator helps to find how much from each ingredient you will need. Once you get all the required elements, the equipment, you can start doing e Juice.
There are many e juice recipes:
Learning the process of making DIY vape juice is something interesting. Following are the sample e juice recipes.
Menthol e Juice Recipe:
The creator of this juice recipe has spent a lot of time and effort to make the trial and finalize different combinations.
Following are the ingredient measurements:
80 ml of nicotine juice in 100% PG at 100 mg strength.
88 ml of PG dilutant.
18 ml of VG dilutant.
45 ml of French vanilla cream flavor.
15 ml of kool ade 10% flavor.
15 ml of menthol flavor.
75 ml of milk chocolate flavor.
53 ml of peppermint flavor.
30 ml of vanilla custard flavor.
Make sure to use the same brands provided of flavors for optimal results.
Herbal e Juice Recipe
You can also use herbal flavor but avoid using aromatherapy essential oils. Essential oils are not that safe for vaping for many reasons. Also, do the proper research on making Herbal e juice.
Versatile CBD Juice
CBD Juice is made from botanicals.
Following is the basic recipe:
99% Pure 500 mg of CBD isolate
15 ml of PG dilutant
12 ml of VG dilutant
Preferred flavor or terpenes 3 ml
Take a total of 3 ml of flavoring. If you want to mix two flavors, then both should be measured at a capacity of 3ml.
Points to remember:
Do the proper research and use online resources.
At starting try to be useless.
Use the brand’s concentrations instead of replacing between brands.
Keep an eye on the Potent Concentrate; it varies with brands and flavorings.
Make notes after testing. Try to keep detailed notes that will help you to make the proper e-juice.
Start with a single flavor and then go on mixing.
Making e-juice DIY is simple and can be a complicated process. It depends on how you attempt the process, how you use the tools and do research. Remember that it’s not necessary that your first attempt will be successful, and don’t stop; go on, have fun with it.
Child friendly vape and e-liquid wrapping should be outlawed in the UK say health ‘experts‘ and suggest plain packaging for UK vape gear.
The call is being led by ASH [Action on Smoking and Health] and supported by Chris Witty, the UK Government’s chief medical advisor.
They also want to see the end of e-liquid flavour names such as bubblegum candy and gummy bears, as they believe these are designed to attract under 18s.
ASH chief executive Deborah Arnott said:
These are totally inappropriate marketing techniques for manufacturers to be using, given that it is illegal to sell e-cigs to under-18s.
These techniques risk luring children into e-cigarette use who otherwise would never have tried them.
The government has a responsibility to do all it can to reduce the appeal of e-cigarette packaging to children.
This isn’t an old argument – the packaging issue anyway – but calling for flavour names to be banned is a new low IMHO.
I mean let’s face it no one seems to blink an eye at alco-pops and sweet flavoured beers and spirits.
Apparently the new calls for ‘bans‘ stems from a Kings College London study that suggested ‘kids‘ might be drawn to brightly coloured e-liquid packaging.
Professor Maggie Rae, from the university said:
The chief medical officer should take note of this research and urge the government to take powers to regulate e-cigarette packaging.
The widely available child-centred packaging of e-liquids in particular, which includes brightly coloured cartoon characters and sweet names such as ‘gummy bears’, ‘cherry cola’ and ‘bubblegum’ is unnecessary, egregious and must be stopped.
Of course in the blinkered eyes of these guys, adult smokers looking to quit don’t do flavours…I do like a nice flavoured gin BTW…and have been known to partake in the odd glass of cola…but hey adults don’t like ‘flavours‘ right?
However, Professor Linda Bauld from Edinburgh University, hits the nail on the head saying:
This new research suggests that taking action to regulate e-cigarette packaging could help decrease the appeal of e-cigarettes to children.
However, given there is still some confusion between vaping and smoking, it is essential that any packaging requirements make clear the distinction between e-cigarettes and tobacco products.
It looks to me as if ASH and Witty want to introduce plain packaging to all vape products similar to those now used with lit tobacco.
Australia was the first country in the world to introduce plain packaging, on lit tobacco and the UK brought it in back in 2017.
I really don’t want to see the same thing happen to vape gear and juice.
So what are you thoughts on plain packing for vape gear and e-liquids?
Please share your thoughts in the comments below!
GeekVape In Huge Expansion
Despite rumours of the Chinese Government planning a crackdown on vape regulations, GeekVape is planning a multi-million dollar expansion.
The hugely popular vape company is investing ‘several‘ billions of yuan in a new modern industrial park with what it is calling intelligent manufacturing.
GeekVape says this complex will be the first of its kind and could be fully operational within 2 years.
Chief executive, Allen Yang said:
Geekvape has always been committed to helping improve human wellbeing and community development.
Benefiting from the ideal economic, geographical and business conditions in the GBA, in tandem with the momentum in the intelligent manufacturing sector, we will build on our presence in the area to expand globally.
Geekvape will provide our customers across over 70 countries and regions with better products and services enhanced by intelligent manufacturing and innovative technologies.
Even with countries like the US doing it’s best to decimate the vaping industry, GeekVape is going nowhere and is in fact growing …good news indeed.
India Welcomes SRNT Article
The recent landmark pro-vaping article written by true tobacco and nicotine experts has been welcomed by the Association Of Vapers India.
The AVI says the report is particularly relevant to India where deaths from lit tobacco hits over 1 million each year.
There are 12 million smokers in the country, and that figure equates to a staggering 12% of the world’s smokers…shocking….but huge profits for Big Tobacco…
And of course, the Indian Government has indeed banned vaping – or at least the import and sale.
Professor Neal Benowitz is Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, University of California San Francisco and this guy has forgotten more about nicotine than anyone else knows.
In an absolutely stunning study the Professor not only gives nicotine pretty much a clean bill of health, but says if vaping was taken up globally, the health benefits would be enormous.
The ‘Guru’ tag comes from pro-vaping advocate Dr Colin Mendelsohn who says the study is a ‘must read‘ for vapers.
The Professor’s findings includes truth bombs such as:
Nicotine per se is not harmless, but is much less harmful than combusted tobacco use. The effects of nicotine include ’pleasure, arousal and stimulation, and reduction of anxiety and mood stabilization’.
Of the nicotine that is inhaled from an e-cigarette, more than 90% is retained by the smoker so very little is released into the surrounding air.
ENDS products expose users to much lower levels of toxicants compared with cigarette smoking. Based on the far lower number and levels of potential toxins in ENDS aerosol, it is predicted that toxicity will be much lower than that of smoking, but toxicity will likely differ by device.
Although no smoking or vaping is preferred, switching to less harmful e-cigarettes long-term would likely reduce smoking-related disease risk and would be an acceptable alternative compared with regular use of tobacco cigarettes.
RELX is actively taking actions in cracking down on various vape brands that conduct infringement on RELX brand in China since June 2021.
On the one hand, RELX has recently won two lawsuits against similar trademarks. The two infringing trademarks are REIX and RELOOX.
The decision of Shenzhen Wuxin Technology Co., Ltd. to object to RELX’s similar trademarks announced by the State Intellectual Property Office showed that the result of the judgment was that both REIX and RELOOX constitute similar trademarks to RELX, and both were disallowed to be registered.
The State Intellectual Property Office determined that the registration of the disputed trademarks REIX and RELOOX belonged to similar products and constituted similar trademarks, and could easily cause confusion among consumers. Their application damaged RELX’s prior trademark rights and interests, so RELX’s trademark right claim was protected by the Property Office. While REIX and RELOOX constitute similar RELX trademarks, they’re not allowed to be registered.
On the other hand, RELX has started a litigation battle against three vape brands that produce RELX compatible cartridges. These 3 infringing brands include SP2S, VEEX and MAX.
The SP2S operating company was fined 200,000 yuan by the Shenzhen Market Regulation and Administration Bureau in May this year. The basis for the punishment shows that it may be suspected of illegally publishing advertisements.
From the information that has been disclosed so far, RELX has launched this year’s encirclement and suppression of RELX compatible cartridge vape brands. This is not the first time that RELX has sued a compatible vape brand for trademark infringement.
On June 16, VEEX, another RELX compatible cartridge brand, was sued by RELX for alleged unfair competition. RELX suing VEEX has not yet undergone a formal trial because VEEX filed a jurisdictional objection.
On July 2, RELX sued MAX in Hangzhou, claiming that it infringed its patent rights.
“One American Journal of Public Health article is proving to be a watershed moment in the vape debate. It has singularly pushed the World Health Organization to the complete outer when it comes to considered international opinion and research,” says Nancy Loucas, Executive Coordinator of the Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA).
CAPHRA’s comments follow 15 past Presidents of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) publishing an article titled‘Balancing Consideration of the Risks and Benefits of E-Cigarettes’ in the AJPH.
The authors state: ‘While evidence suggests that vaping is currently increasing smoking cessation, the impact could be much larger if the public health community paid serious attention to vaping’s potential to help adult smokers, smokers received accurate information about the relative risks of vaping and smoking, and policies were designed with the potential effects on smokers in mind. That is not happening.’
“The authors confirm what we’ve been saying all along: Overblowing youth vaping issues has only led to overall public health being harmed. This is because pressured politicians feel forced to reduce the appeal and availability of safer nicotine options, meaning fewer adult smokers successfully quit deadly cigarettes,” says Ms Loucas.
CAPHRA believes the World Health Organization’s (WHO) corrosive and corrupted view against safer nicotine products is forcing more and more prominent international experts to speak out.
Ms Loucas says this authors’ crystal-clear statement that ‘vaping can benefit public health, given substantial evidence supporting the potential of vaping to reduce smoking’s toll’ directly challenges the WHO’s determination to whip up baseless hysteria and ban safer nicotine products.
“Given the well accepted influence of billionaire foundations, like Bloomberg Philanthropies, on the WHO’s public health guidance, this latest intervention by the 15 former Presidents of SRNT is truly significant,” she says.
She says the individual authors’ credentials are exemplary. Further, SRNT is a globally respected organisation dedicated to evidence-based research on tobacco and nicotine use.
“The fact that this latest piece of work is receiving worldwide praise will be rattling the WHO. They know they’re on the wrong side of both the scientific evidence and ex-smokers’ successful experiences. The WHO is increasingly isolated defending their indefensible position against products which are saving millions of smokers’ lives every year,” she says.
CAPHRA says it is significant that the AJPH article has been backed up by an editorial from Martin Dockrell and John Newton of Public Health England (PHE), welcoming this latest work.
The PHE duo reinforce that: ‘These eminent authors conclude that the singular focus of US policies on decreasing youth vaping’ has been a distraction from the larger goal of tobacco control, namely reducing smoking and its harms’.
Ms Loucas says the SRNT article represents a significant line in the sand. It helps to rebalance the debate as well as highlight the mounting research proving the substantial benefits of adult smokers switching to vaping.
“Outrageously, for an organisation tasked with protecting the world’s public health, the WHO has been the key driver of misinformation on vaping. That has been detrimental to the health of over one billion adults who smoke globally,” she says.
Science has proven vaping to be 95% less harmful than smoking, so it’s beyond all belief that the WHO continues to try to banish the world’s most effective smoking cession tool, she says
“Thankfully, we’re seeing more experts in very high places calling for greater balance in the vape debate and for its benefits to be championed. The WHO’s poisoned positioning looks increasingly precarious,” says Nancy Loucas.
Now live and boasting nearly 14,000 testimonials, CAPHRA is calling on those who’ve quit cigarettes through smoke-free nicotine alternatives to tell their story on www.righttovape.org
Consumer groups in the Asia Pacific region have also launched a petition at change.org/v4v-petition that urges the World Health Organisation (WHO) to respect consumer rights and to stop demonizing Tobacco Harm Reduction options ahead of the next biennial meeting of the WHO Framework Convention of Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) in November.
For a free digital media repository on tobacco harm reduction in Asia Pacific – including media releases, images and graphics – please visithttps://apthrmedia.org