Prof. Dr. Mayer – Electronic cigarettes and nicotine poisoning

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Archived version of Prof. Dr. Bernhard-Michael Mayer’s blog post. Originally published on 02.06.2014 In view of the established toxic effects of nicotine, the widespread availability of nicotine containing liquids used to refill electronic cigarettes may pose a certain health risk, and even fatal outcomes of nicotine poisoning have been predicted by some public health advocates. […]

Prof. Dr. Mayer – How to switch from tobacco to electronic cigarettes?

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Archived version of Prof. Dr. Bernhard-Michael Mayer’s blog post. Originally published on 02.06.2014 This post is based on personal experience and hearsay rather than scientific evidence. Many years of interaction with successful and less successful users of electronic cigarettes make me believe in certain prerequisites for an effective switch from tobacco smoking to the inhalation […]

Prof. Dr. Mayer – New Madness in Electronic Cigarette Policy: Dr. Pötschke-Langer (DKFZ) Requests Medicines Licensing of Fruit Flavors and Colored Devices

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Archived version of Prof. Dr. Bernhard-Michael Mayer’s blog post. Originally published on 21.11.2014 Dr. Martina Pötschke-Langer (German Cancer Research Center, DKFZ) promotes the interests of the WHO Tobacco Control in Europe. In support of WHO policy, she has pulled out all the stops in the past to get electronic cigarettes under the medicines licensing regime […]

Prof. Dr. Mayer – Nicotine and cardiovascular disease

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Archived version of Prof. Dr. Bernhard-Michael Mayer’s blog post. Originally published on 16.06.2014 There are frequent warnings of adverse cardiovascular effects of nicotine, claiming nicotine may cause atherosclerosis leading to an enhanced risk of severe diseases, such as myocardial infarction or stroke. The harm caused by tobacco smoke is well established, but the contribution of […]

Prof. Dr. Mayer – Respiratory Societies on Electronic Cigarettes: Farewell to Science, Reason, and the Hippocratic Oath

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Archived version of Prof. Dr. Bernhard-Michael Mayer’s blog post. Originally published on 02.10.2014 In this post, I will comment on the Position Statement of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) on electronic cigarettes, published in the distinguished American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine . In my opinion, this statement is extremely biased […]

Prof. Dr. Mayer – Safety of electronic cigarettes and the Loch Ness Monster

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Archived version of Prof. Dr. Bernhard-Michael Mayer’s blog post. Originally published on 04.06.2014 This is the famous “Surgeon’s Photograph,” showing a monster that allegedly lives in the lake Loch Ness in Scotland and is often cheerfully called by its nickname, Nessie. Despite this picture and several pretended sightings, there is no genuine evidence for the […]

Thank The Children!

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Since the dawn of time youth has a privilege. The privilege to rebel against ossificated, corrupt, intolerant, lying, cheating, oppressive systems. Especially if the ruling classes, mobs, or ideologists have betrayed themselves and their initial goals on their way to predominance. Former “champions” succumbing to the lure of filthy lucre and power. It is the […]

The E-Cigarette must not be Part of the Tobacco Products Directive!

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The IG-ED feels constrained to send another open letter to the Members of the European Parliament. Primarily we demand the e-cigarette’s complete removal from the Tobacco Products Directive after the result of the Trialogue which does not show any sign of common sense. Ladies and Gentlemen, as you know, the IG-ED e. V. is the […]

Working Papers Trialogue TPD2

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This mail was sent today to all Members of the European Parliament. After the third trialogue which took place on Dec. 6, 2013 the IG-ED – Interessengemeinschaft E-Dampfen e.V. (first German speaking consumers assocation of vapers) – received some not otherwise published working papers from that meeting. As very little information is given and as […]

Mail to all MEPs in view of the next trialogue/TPD2 meeting

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Just in time before the possible next trialogue meeting on December 3rd, 2013 IG-ED is sending out a mail to all Members of the European Parliament. Ladies and Gentlemen The IG-ED e.V. is the first consumer’s organisation of German speaking e-vapers (that’s how the users of e-cigarettes call themselves). We work voluntarily and independently of […]