Big News on Vaping In Pregnancy…
A study published on the “Nature Medicine” website examines “Electronic cigarettes versus nicotine patches for smoking cessation in pregnancy: a randomised controlled trial“.
The findings have even made it on to the mainstream news websites including The Guardian in the UK.
Why has this been so newsworthy?
Well it is massively good news for vaping! The results put simply said that…
“E-cigarettes might help women who are pregnant to stop smoking, and their safety for use in pregnancy is similar to that of nicotine patches.”
Wow and the study also found how vaping was actually more effective at helping pregnant women stop smoking than NRT…
“When abstinent participants using non-allocated products were excluded, e-cigarettes were markedly more effective than patches in all abstinence outcomes.”
The Tweet below shows a simple representation of the results.
— Colin Mendelsohn (@ColinMendelsohn) May 17, 2022
Marc Gunther on the Case of the AHA!
It appeared the AHA wanted to diss vaping when the results were actually very positive. They led with the headline that dual users (vaping and smoking) had increased risk of CVD over non-smokers.
Yes that might be true but the real results also showed that those who only vaped actually had no higher risk than non-smokers. But this was conveniently hidden away in the report.
Anyway Marc Gunther a wonderful Vape Advocate and also a writer for the Guardian has discussed this in an article on the Medium website titled – “The American Heart Association tries to bury the truth about e-cigarettes“.
He is gutted how the findings were presented in an “Anti-vaping” way and highlights how the AHA promote themselves as being against vaping.
YouTube Getting Nasty…
Several YouTube reviewers are being targeted by YouTube and getting “strikes” or their content removed.
Yet the platform allows some really gruesome stuff to pass through the net!
And just like that @TeamYouTube as you are working on the other strike, I get another strike on another video with the same reasons, that still counts as 1 but blocks me from uploading for 2 weeks? When again, every video of mine follows every rule and guideline… very depressing https://t.co/GTIfcmxAWp pic.twitter.com/JNGxONEFF3
— DJLsb Vapes (@DJLsbVapes) May 12, 2022
Hello @TeamYouTube I got a strike for a educational video. I do not sell vaping products on my channel. I have appeared and got immediately rejected within 1 minute of appeal. Which confirms no human looked over it. Can you please help me out. pic.twitter.com/yfqQtscRFS
— Mike Vapes (@Mike_Vapes) May 12, 2022
Hi @YTCreators @TeamYouTube After a first strike, and the strike running out after a week, i have had another 16 videos flagged for “sales of restricted goods”. I do not have a shop, do not run a shop and i’m reviewing said products. The URL on the screen links to my own site.
— Vaping With Vic (@VapingWithVic) May 9, 2022
What a way to wake up! getting a community guidelines strike on a VIDEO FROM 10 YEARS AGO . A 🧵
— GrimmGreen (@GrimmGreen) April 27, 2022
A campaign by the WVA (World Vapers Alliance) is touring the world to promote the message that Flavour Matter to vapers!
Their latest location was Brussels in Belgium on May 11 and they displayed an art installation with the message “Flavours Help Smokers Quit”.
Last week, the WVA team went to #Brussels to once again tell policymakers #vape flavours matter. An art installation in a form of a puzzle read “Les saveurs aident les fumeurs à arrêter” (“flavours help smokers quit”).
— World Vapers’ Alliance (@vapers_alliance) May 18, 2022
So far they have visited Stockholm, Sweden and The Hague in the Netherlands with the same message.
Shortly after the Netherlands visit the Dutch vape flavour ban was postponed for 6 months.
Keep an eye on their social media to see where the campaign is heading next and visit the campaign page here.
Vuse More Popular Than Juul In The US
According to the Business Wire website the Vuse brand of vapes have overtaken the Juul brand in terms of sale revenue in the US.
Apparently according to Nielsen, for the 2 weeks ending April 9th 2022 Vuse had 35% share of the US market.
Vuse is owned by British American Tobacco (BAT) and has joined forces with FEELM (who are part of the Smoore brand who also own Vaporesso, CCELL and Renova). It used to be called Vype and we have reviewed some of their products in the past.
The reports come from the “Bluehole” website which looks at the business statistics and news of the Chinese vape industry.
I wonder if this boost has been helped by the fact the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) have issued approval to the Vuse Solo to be marketed in the US? Also they approved the Njoy Ace which uses the same FEELM technology as the Vuse Alto – so hopes are high that the Alto will get approval too.
The Alto brings in 90% of the Vuse revenue in the US!
Also Juul has had a lot of bad press and had to face lots of lawsuits – so is their reputation permanently damaged?
Another reminder that this year’s Vaper expo is taking place at the NEC Birmingham on 27-29th of May.
I (Michelle) will be attending on the 28th to have a good nosey around.
Usually our buddy Neil Humber was the roving reporter there but sadly I will be taking that role this year. I hope I do him proud.
Ecigclick is also a partner of the event. The exhibitor list is too huge to share but a few big names to look out for include the UKVIA (UK Vaping Industry Association), Voopoo, Smok, Innokin, Freemax, OXVA, Geekvape, Uwell and so many more hardware and e-liquid brands.
Grab your tickets here with different packages available starting at £15.
Support Homeless People To Quit Smoking
A survey published on the BMC (Bio Med Central) website looks into smoking and cessation support provided to homeless people in the UK.
Homeless centre staff were surveyed in 99 centres is 2020 and were asked questions to assess their smoking / vaping policies and interventions to help service users to stop smoking.
The findings did suggest a huge variation in the policies and support provided and also highlighted the fact that more training was needed in smoking cessation support.
Well thanks for reading and see you next week with more Vape News!