Archive | July 2014

Summary of British Standards Institute PAS 54115

From The Electronic Cigarette Industry Trade Association

PAS providing a guide for the importation and sale of electronic cigarettes and directly related products, with product safety testing methods
This summary document is provided to allow industry and other stakeholders, or parties of interest, to have a preview of the sort of provisions ECITA has put forward as the base document for the PAS to the British Standards Institute. We hope that this will enhance the robust public processes which the BSI will be engaging in as the PAS progresses towards publication. The PAS itself will change as the process moves ahead, but this summary is broadly representative of the base document we have submitted to BSI.
Please note that this summary only covers the main points from the PAS, and the numbering of this document is not the same as that for the PAS itself. Please also be aware that British Standards documents do not contain legal requirements; the assumption is made that any and all legal requirements will be complied with, as a matter of course, so this PAS – as with all other British Standards – is a ‘best practice’ model. That said, Trading Standards has indicated that they will seek to enforce the PAS recommendations, to ensure a high level of consumer protection.

Read more:- Summary of British Standards Institute PAS 54115

E-Cigarette Liquid is Not Highly Toxic – It’s less Dangerous than Washing up Liquid

E-Cigarette Liquid is Not Highly Toxic – It’s less Dangerous than Washing up Liquid.

ECITA Press release 11 July 2014

How Toxic Is E-Liquid?
Summary: European officials have been wrongly labelling e-liquid as extremely toxic. This is the view of ECITA, based on a report by toxicology consultants which has been verified by Professors Riccardo Polosa and Bernd Mayer, and Dr Jacques Le Houezec. The civil servants had been misclassifying e-liquid as either a CLP category 2 product, alongside strychnine, or a category 3 product, alongside formaldehyde. The new report demonstrates that the acute oral and dermal toxic hazards of the strongest consumer e-liquids only merit being classed as category 4 – along with washing-up liquid – while the vast majority of e-liquid (which has nicotine concentrations below 25mg/ml or 2.5%) does not require any type of formal hazard warning. ECITA will still mandate its members to provide clearly labelled e-liquid in child-proof containers.

Predicting the black market in e-cigarettes

Tobacco harm reduction, anti-THR lies, and related topics

by Carl V Phillips

The anti-tobacco movement is fundamentally dishonest and unethical, and it is also led by minimally-skilled people who isolate themselves in an echo chamber that avoids scientific review.  As a result, it is frequently difficult to determine whether one of their false scientific claims is an intentional lie or blatant ignorance.  Most of their epidemiologic claims seem to fall into the former category.  But most of their economics-related lies seem to stem from an utter failure to understand even first-semester level economics.  Snowdon and I (mostly at EP-ology including a few days ago, but also on the present blog) have documented this extensively.

One of their fundamental failures in this area is the apparent belief that — contrary to all we know from the results of the Drug War, to say nothing of all other observations of supply and demand — that bans will eliminate…

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