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Vape News In Brief: March 7th, 2018 Edition

Vape News In Brief: March 7th, 2018 Edition

 


*VNIB* is a semi-regular column in which we take a look around the globe, searching for news, science, and the occasional pop culture reference related to vaping and the life of vapers. Today, let's talk about…

 

Let's start with something light – police are saying a Georgia man used two fake $100 bills clearly marked as "prop money" for use in movies and TV to make a hefty purchase at a local vape shop. One of those authenticity-checking markers probably costs much less than $200, and hopefully the shop owner has elected to invest in a couple.

 

 

 

 

Good news – Missoula, Montana is pausing to consider changes to its anti-smoking policies that would actually treat vapor products differently than tobacco. Granted, for now it's just a carve-out to allow indoor vaping in vape shops where samples are being tested, but any acknowledgement that vaping does not equal smoking is something…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here's another one of those stories we hear virtually every week: Kansas Man is suing the vape shop he bought a battery from because he chose to carry it loose in his pants pocket without any protection, it contacted other metals in his pocket and, very predictably, exploded. DON'T CARRY BATTERIES UNLESS THEY'RE IN PROTECTED CASES! We only repeat this story every few weeks to bludgeon it into our readers' collective consciousness that electricity is dangerous when abused, but rest assured we read this story five times for every occurrence we share it with you.

 

 

File to: unsurprising. New data indicates that half of Utah teens willing to undertake risky behavior like underage drinking are also willing to undertake risky behavior like underage vaping. In this case it doesn't appear to be the law that's the problem, but rather the enforcement.

 

 

Concerning: Additional new research indicates that daily-use vapers have roughly double the risk of heart attack as non-vapers who also don't smoke. More concerning: people who continue to smoke have three times the risk.


 

 

 

 

Should non-smokers get extra vacation pay to make up for the time their smoking colleagues waste on cigarette breaks? Survey says yes, though there's a debate as to how much time is fair. Research points to smokers wasting about 6 days' worth of labor a year on lighting up, but they want an extra 11 days' worth of vacation, on average, before they'd agree to leave the pack at home. Yes, but can we vape at our workstation?


As bad as vaping laws might seem here in the US at times, remember that Thailand police are continuing to raid vape shops and arrest anyone in possession of vaping gear.

 

Most people know nicotine is highly addictive. This is true. But most people also erroneously believe that the mild stimulant, similar in effect to caffeine, causes cancer. This is not true – the carcinogens generated from smoldering tobacco and paper that have been lit on fire are what cause cancer.


We'll leave you with a nice little story about one person's successful quit attempt…see you next week or something!

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