Three big stories to kick off this week in vaping

UK youth vape numbers remain very low

A newly-released study from ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) suggests that just 0.8 percent of 11-18 year old never-smokers vape, with only 0.1 percent of this demographic vaping more than once a week.

Zero never-smokers in this group reported vaping on a daily basis.

ASH conclude:

“While some young people, particularly those who have tried smoking, experiment with e-cigarettes, regular use remains low. However, continued surveillance is needed.”

More: ASH

‘San Francisco protects cigarettes to own the vapers’

Guy Bentley, Washington Examiner contributor and director of consumer freedom at the Reason Foundation has slammed San Francisco’s outright ban on the sale, manufacture and distribution of e-cigarettes in a recent opinion piece.

Bentley wrote:

“In a city where marijuana is mercifully legal, heroin injection sites are being prepared to reduce drug overdoses, and bars remain ubiquitous, it’s beyond parody to single out the most popular and effective tool for quitting smoking as a unique evil worthy of prohibition.”

More: Washington Examiner

Health Canada proposes new regulations

Minister of Health, Ginette Petitpas Taylor launched public consultations on Friday following proposals to strengthen labelling on vaping products.

The regulations would require all e-liquid products to include a list of ingredients along with new nicotine warnings where applicable.

The health minister said:

“Today, I’m happy to announce that we’re moving forward with planned action, based on science, to further mandate the way vaping products are labelled and packaged.

“As part of Canada’s Tobacco Strategy, we are looking at innovative ways to help reduce nicotine addiction and the harms associated with it.

“These proposed regulations will protect Canadians, especially young children, from nicotine poisoning, and help adults who choose to vape make informed choices about their health.”

More: BioSpace

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