Godshall Chronicles 11/12/18

FDA misrepresents CDC NYTS data (that found vaping has sharply reduced teen cigarette smoking since 2011) to falsely claim youth vaping is an epidemic FDA’s Scott Gottlieb relies upon NYTS data on marijuana vaping, experimental and occasional e-cigarette use, and vaping by smokers, former smokers and 18+ adults to falsely claim youth nicotine vaping is […]

Godshall Chronicles 06/08/18

CDC releases select 2017 NYTS data (on “past 30 day” use), finds www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/wr/mm6722a3.htm Past 30 day cigarette smoking among 9th-12th graders declined from 8.0% in 2016 to 7.6% in 2017, from 2.2% to 2.1% among 6th-8th graders, with an overall decline of 5%. Past 30 day e-cig use among 9th-12th graders increased from 11.3% in […]

Godshall Chronicles 05/30/18

THR Business (Cigarette volume plunges as more smokers switch to low risk alternatives) Altria reports 5.5% decline in US cigarette industry volume in 1Q18 (when adjusted for inventory movements), a 7.0% decline in PM USA cigarette volume, a 0.1% decline in USSTC smokeless tobacco volume, and a 30% in increase in Nu Mark e-vapor volume […]

Godshall Chronicles 05/24/18

US Congress Altria lobbyists and Rep. Tom Cole exclude predicate date change for vapor products from new Cole-Bishop amendment to the 2019 Federal Spending Bill (that was approved last week by the US House Appropriations Cmte), include even more unwarranted tobacco regulations for vapor products (in addition to the Deeming Rule’s vapor sales bans on […]

Godshall Chronicles 04/08/18

THR Surveillance Analysis of 2015 NYTS data on 6-12th graders exposes many false claims by CDC, finds: (note that ‘frequent’ use = 20+ of past 30 days, and ‘infrequent’ use = <20 of past 30 days) – frequent smokers were 84 times more likely than never smokers to vape daily (16.9% v 0.2%) – infrequent […]

Godshall Chronicles 03/06/18

Cole-Bishop Amendment to 2018 Federal Spending Bill More than a dozen Big Tobacco funded organizations (led by ATR) urge Congress to include Cole-Bishop Amendment in 2018 Federal Spending Bill (which Congress must pass this month), falsely insinuate it would keep many/most 2016 vapor products legal to market beyond 2022. www.atr.org/coalition-urges-congress-rein-fda-overreach-part-fy18-spending-bill www.atr.org/sites/default/files/assets/Coalition%20Letter%20on%20ColeBishop%20FY18.pdf While Cole-Bishop would keep […]

Godshall Chronicles 02/15/18

THR Business Philip Morris International reports 6.3% cigarette volume decline in 2017 (from 812.9B to 761.9B), 390% volume increase in Heated Tobacco Units (from 7.4B to 36.2B); claims “We estimate that over 4.7 million adult consumers around the world have already stopped smoking and made the change to IQOS” (slide 31), titles report ‘Designing a […]

Godshall Chronicles 02/04/18

US THR Business Altria reports adjusted 4.5% decline in US cigarette industry volume in 4Q17, including a 6.5% volume decline for PM USA; reports adjusted 4% decline in 2017 US cigarette industry volume, including a 5% volume decline for PM USA (as increasingly more smokers switch to vaping). www.altria.com/Media/Press-Releases/Pages/PressReleaseDetails.aspx?reqID=2329695 media.corporate-ir.net/media_files/IROL/80/80855/q4%202017%20Press%20Release.pdf US Vaping Ignorance Keeps Increasing […]

Godshall Chronicles 01/22/18

National Academies DHHS funded National Academies to issue purportedly scientific report on vaping at Tuesday, January 23 press conference webinar at 11AM (can be watched live) nationalacademies.org/hmd/Activities/PublicHealth/HealthEffectsofElectronicNicotineDeliverySystems/2018-JAN-23.aspx www.e-cigarette-forum.com/threads/national-academies-to-issue-anti-vaping-report-at-jan-23-webinar.847143/ National Academies to release report titled “Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes”, which will likely exaggerate the very low risks of vaping, and deny or downplay the lifesaving […]

Godshall Chronicles 01/09/18

Vapor Education and Advocacy Keller and Heckman E-Vapor and Tobacco Law Symposium, February 6-7, 2018 in Irvine, CA www.khlaw.com/Files/34794_Final_Agenda-2018_E-Vapor_Symposium.pdf UK Parliament Science and Technology Committee holds hearing on e-cigarettes January 9 1st Panel Witnesses: Peter Hajek, Mark Conner, Riccardo Polosa; 2nd Panel Witnesses: Lion Shahab, Jamie Brown, Paul Aveyard www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/science-and-technology-committee/news-parliament-2017/e-cigarettes-evidence1-17-19/ www.parliament.uk/science The first panel will […]

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