Mi5 officials limit information they give home secretary Priti Patel

Posted On Sep 4 2021 by

first_imgThe Home Office turf war between Priti Patel and the civil service has escalated, after claims that Mi5 do not trust the home secretary. Show Comments ▼ Sunday 23 February 2020 1:22 pm The Home Office said no formal complaints had been made against Patel, while her allies deny accusations of bullying. There has been a growing feud in the Home Office between Patel and department permanent secretary Sir Philip Rutnam. (Getty Images) Allegations emerged this week, in The Times, that Patel had been accused of bullying civil servants and was engaged in a power struggle with Rutnam. There has been a growing feud in the Home Office between Patel and department permanent secretary Sir Philip Rutnam. (Getty Images) Also Read: MI5 officials limit information they give home secretary Priti Patel Share Another source said “she “doesn’t grasp the subtleties of intelligence” and that Mi5 official “don’t have confidence in her abilities”. “She is also informed about things later in the decision-making process than before. whatsapp Rutnam is also facing allegations that he was absent during the fallout of the 2018 Windrush scandal and that he pushed blame onto home secretary Amber Rudd, who was forced to resign. Rudd has submitted a formal complaint about Rutnam to the inquiry into the scandal, according to the Sunday Times. “Some things the security services do have legal implications, but she tends not to want to hear that.” It has been claimed that officials from the security service have limited the number of briefings they give Patel and that they “roll their eyes” when she contributes at meetings. She also allegedly tried to remove the top-ranking mandarin from his post, after heated disagreements on how to run the department and a row about Putman spying on senior ministers in the department. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerUndobonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoDefinitionThe Funniest Yard Signs EVER WrittenDefinitionUndoDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyUndoNoteableyAirport Security Couldn’t Believe These Jaw-Dropping MomentsNoteableyUndoGloriousaDrone Captures What No One Was Supposed to SeeGloriousaUndoBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach RaiderUndo The Home Office was contacted for comment. Stefan Boscia whatsapp MI5 officials limit information they give home secretary Priti Patel There has been a growing feud in the Home Office between Patel and department permanent secretary Sir Philip Rutnam. (Getty Images) Also Read: MI5 officials limit information they give home secretary Priti Patel There has been a growing feud in the Home Office between Patel and department permanent secretary Sir Philip Rutnam. A Home Office source told the Sunday Times: “They have to decide how much to share, and they share less. last_img read more


Driving into the future without a driver

Posted On Jul 13 2021 by

first_imgWednesday 25 March 2015 9:38 pm Share Express KCS Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comcenter_img Driving into the future without a driver Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesUndozenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndoNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyUndoFinancial 10See The Wife Of The World’s Richest BillionairesFinancial 10UndoComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyUndoDefinitionThe Most Famous Movie Filmed In Every U.S. StateDefinitionUndo DRIVERLESS cars are set to create 320,000 jobs in the UK by 2030, according to the Society for Motor Manufacturers and Traders and consultants KPMG. The vehicles are also expected to provide a £51bn boost to the economy, as well as saving up to 2,500 lives. Tags: NULLlast_img read more


News / Exciting year for DWC as fast-growing Gulf air cargo arena benefits start-ups

Posted On Jul 4 2021 by

first_img The fast-growing Middle Eastern air cargo market is benefiting specialist start-up businesses, as well as established scheduled carriers and charter operators.Dubai-based broker Delta World Charter (DWC), launched in 2014, arranged 180 charters within and beyond the region in the first six months of this year, generating revenue of more than $8m via managed fleet, third-party cargo and commercial aircraft charters, private jet charters, aircraft leasing and trading.Chief executive Dmitriy Korshunov said: “This has been an exciting year for us. Though the global trend has not been encouraging, DWC has leveraged the strong growth in air freight demand in the Middle East.”Mr Korshunov said a GSA agreement for the sales and marketing of two nose-loading B747-200F freighters, signed in January, was key to DWC’s success. In the first eight months of the contract, DWC generated 75% of business for the aircraft, equating to more than 1,000 hours of flying time and earning $4m for the owner and operator, which he was unwilling to identify. By Martin Roebuck 27/10/2015 However, a typical charter involved a delivery of general cargo to Sulaymaniyah, in Iraqi Kurdistan, in April. The company secured a last minute co-loaded dangerous goods shipment to help fill the return leg to Sharjah. Roman Gilmanov, cargo chief commercial officer of DWC and an IATA-accredited DGR agent, said: “We knew it was going to be a challenging task because of local regulations and the unstable situation in Iraq.”Humanitarian missions have provided regular work for DWC. The company managed the transport of essential supplies to Conakry, Guinea, to support the ebola relief effort in West Africa, and also organised two relief flights to move 120 tonnes of urgent freight from Dubai and New Delhi to Kathmandu on behalf of US-headquartered forwarder National Air Cargo following the Nepalese earthquake.“We faced some challenges,” Mr Gilmanov said. “Just as the second flight was scheduled to take off from Delhi, a second earthquake shook Kathmandu and the plane had to be diverted back to the stand. But I’m glad to say everything worked out in the end.”DWC remains upbeat, despite low commodity prices and declining demand from major charter users such as the oil & gas (O&G), mining and automotive industries, and it has relocated to the new Dubai South development at Al Maktoum International Airport, and is hiring additional staff.“The UAE is among the best positioned of the GCC [Gulf Cooperation Council] countries to withstand the lower oil price environment because of its diversified economy. Even if we are losing a client a month from O&G, we gain another client elsewhere and keep our business on track,” Mr Korshunov claims.He argued there are gaps in the market that commercial cargo charter providers can exploit: “Companies that need to focus on their core business and are realising that their needs can be best served by an experienced broker with good contacts and a wide portfolio of aircraft who can take responsibility for delivering their freight cost-effectively and within the time-frame.“The historic, ad-hoc approach to transporting commercial cargo is no longer appropriate.”last_img read more


New tools for assessing drug value haven’t caught on with payers — yet

Posted On Jun 23 2021 by

first_img Ed Silverman Each of the four groups is seeking to fill an information void by providing ways for payers to evaluate new prescription drugs. Over the past two years, they have either released or begun developing tools that payers and physicians — and in some cases, patients — can use to assess value. These are still early days, of course, but one of the groups has met with some controversy.Notably, ICER has been criticized by the pharmaceutical industry for its methodology. Last spring, Amgen openly challenged the nonprofit’s review of bone cancer drugs. In a nod to the criticism, the group two weeks ago openly began soliciting suggestions for ways to improve its approach. The survey found that 64 percent do not plan to rely on ICER next year. PharmalotNew tools for assessing drug value haven’t caught on with payers — yet But she said the new tools are filling a void by comparing the value of existing medicines with new ones coming to the market to gauge cost effectiveness. However, she pointed out the ASCO and NCCN tools differ slightly from the others by orienting the assessment toward physicians and patients. In fact, 82 percent of plans do not expect to use the ASCO tool next year compared with 64 percent for NCCN.In a statement, ASCO chief medical officer Dr. Richard Schilsky noted the organization has revised its tool and is currently in the process of updating software to provide information more quickly to doctors and patients. We also asked NCCN for comment and will update you accordingly. APStock For now, Seidman explained that the plans would like to see physicians and other health care providers more readily embrace the value tools before formally incorporating them into any decision-making procedures. The health plans, by the way, sell coverage across various markets — commercial, Medicare, Medicaid, and the health care exchanges. And the survey was conducted over the past several weeks. [email protected] Pricey drugs overwhelm Medicare safeguard The results come as payers — both public and private — grapple with rising costs for medicines, as well as increasingly higher price tags for newly launched treatments. The pharmaceutical industry has argued that rebates and discounts lower costs, but these numbers are never released. Meanwhile, payers are moving to tighten coverage when a lack of competitive medicines reduces their bargaining power.advertisement Newsletters Sign up for Pharmalot Your daily update on the drug industry. Tags AmgenASCOdrug prices By Ed Silverman July 26, 2016 Reprintscenter_img Leave this field empty if you’re human: But Dr. Steve Pearson, who heads ICER, wrote us that he is aware of some payers that are already using “elements of our work. Both the clinical effectiveness and the cost effectiveness results are being used both as input when they make their own coverage decisions and when they enter into negotiations” with drug companies.Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Bach, who helped develop the Abacus tool at Memorial Sloan Kettering, told us that he was not discouraged by the survey results, despite findings that 64 percent of the plans do not expect to rely on his Abacus next year, while 27 percent may use the tool and another 9 percent reported that they are very likely to do so.“I think this constitutes substantive progress. It’s only been 13 months since we launched. I’m buoyed by seeing the interest,” said Bach, who heads the Center for Health Policy and Outcomes at the cancer center. “I think it’s going to take a while for payers to get used to the idea of paying drugs based on benefit, because it’s a different way of thinking about allocating drug spending.”A spokeswoman for America’s Health Insurance Plans, an industry trade group, said that health plans already use value tools to assess new medicines. “These are more focused on identifying and implementing specific benchmarks and protocols for measuring medication adherence and health outcomes,” she told us. Privacy Policy @Pharmalot Related: About the Author Reprints Please enter a valid email address. Related: Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. As prices for prescription drugs keep rising, several organizations have developed different ways to assess the value of new medicines based on such attributes as cost, quality of life, and effectiveness. But a new survey finds that even as health plans continue to criticize drug prices, they have not yet embraced these new tools.None of the 11 plans queried actively rely on these new methods and a majority do not expect to do so next year either, according to the survey conducted by Avalere Health and released today. The tools are being developed by four groups — the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.The plans are “anxious to get better comparative information on the value of different therapies, but are also concerned these tools are somewhat nascent and not robust enough,” said Josh Seidman, an Avalere vice president. He noted that most respondents work as either medical director or pharmacy directors, and all but one serves on a committee that recommends prescription drug coverage. The plans cover about 37 million people, by the way.advertisement This nonprofit is playing a valuable role in framing the drug price discussion last_img read more


Property Watch: Five properties currently for sale for around €200,000 in Portlaoise

Posted On Jun 20 2021 by

first_img74 Hawthorn Drive, PortlaoiseThis detached property by Hume Auctioneers is located in the residential suburbs of Portlaoise. It is a three-bedroom home that is in good condition and allows for its residents to take full advantage of all of the services that the area has to offer, such as schools, shops, restaurants and more.The property offers three bedrooms, one bathroom, an entrance hall, a sitting room, kitchen, living room and landing. It also features a large garden with a detached garage.Guide price: €210,000 Property Watch: Five properties currently for sale for around €200,000 in Portlaoise Bellingham, Mountrath RoadThis house, located on the Mountrath Road, is on the market with ONS Homes. It is an ideal family home, as it consists of three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a rear garden. It also has a fitted kitchen/dining room, utility room, garage and living room.The property is situated so that it gives the house’s residents full access to local amenities, such as schools, shops, restaurants and everything else available in Portlaoise town centre.Guide price: €195,000 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Twitter TAGSPortlaoiseproperty watch This week for Property Watch we look at homes in Portlaoise that are in the €189,000 to €210,000 price bracket.If that sounds like your budget, then we recommend you look at the five houses we have listed below, all for sale in Portlaoise. Home Property Property Watch: Five properties currently for sale for around €200,000 in Portlaoise Property GAA 16 The Willows, Forest ParkThis detached bungalow, on offer with Peavoy Auctioneers, is located on the outskirts of Portlaoise town centre in Forest Park. It is a three bedroom house that is in the perfect location for anybody wishing to avail of services such as schools, shops, the local leisure centre, etc.The house consists of three bedrooms, two bathrooms, an entrance hall, kitchen/dining room and sitting room. It also boasts a patio area, timber shed and side gates all at the rear of the house in the garden.Guide price: €190,000 WhatsApp GAA Facebook Facebookcenter_img Pinterest By Kate Major – 28th October 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 10 Abbey CourtThis semi-detached family house located in the small housing estate that is Abbey Court is currently on the market with DNG Kelly. The house is only a few minutes from amenities like the M7, shops, O’Moore Park and schools.The house contains a kitchen/dining room, living room, landing, three bedrooms and three bathrooms. It also has a rear garden with a wooden shed.Guide price: €199,950 Previous articleLaois man at the heart of the action in West CorkNext articleMoment in Time: Comical photos from St Joseph’s ‘Rose’ competition in 2008 Kate Major Twitter Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA WhatsApp Pinterest 70 Hawthorn Way, Esker HillsCBPM Real Estate presents this three-bedroom three-bathroom property. The house comprises an entrance hall, kitchen, utility room, sitting room, landing, three bathrooms and three bedrooms.The house is situated in a prime location. It is only a short distance from the train station, the M7 motorway and the town centre.Guide price: €189,000SEE ALSO – Check out our dedicated LaoisToday property sectionlast_img read more


U.S. bank earnings fuelled by rising reserve releases: Fitch

Posted On Jun 18 2021 by

first_img Amid continued economic recovery, U.S. banks are fuelling their bottom lines with rising reserve releases — a trend that’s expected to continue driving earnings in 2021, said Fitch Ratings in a recent report.The rating agency reported that stronger economic performance and improved growth expectations resulted in U.S. banks doubling the size of their reserve releases in the first quarter, which pushed their combined net income to nearly US$60 billion. Related news A deadly first wave, followed by a tsunami of excess deaths Financial accounting business sheet calculator awrangler/123RF G7 tax pledge may be upstaged by CBDC work Ontario unlikely to balance budget by 2030: FAO Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Coronavirus,  Pandemics,  Banking industryCompanies Fitch Ratings James Langton Further reserve releases are expected to support bank earnings throughout 2021, Fitch said, noting that the banks it covers added more than US$50 billion to their aggregate allowance for credit losses (ACLs) in 2020.As a result, Fitch said that reserve releases “could be supported well into 2021 by the expectation of lower default rates as government stimulus continues to allow consumers to de-lever…”Ongoing pressure on net interest margins amid continued low interest rates and weak loan demand offset some of the earnings momentum provided by reserve releases, the report noted.“Corporate borrowers have either remained cautious about taking on bank debt or have sufficient access to the capital markets for liquidity needs,” Fitch said.Still, Fitch said the first quarter may represent a low point for spread revenue, as longer-term rates have edged higher and modest loan growth is expected in the rest of the year.“Bank rating outlooks have generally stabilized since the beginning of the year, driven by credit quality that has performed better than expected when the pandemic started and capital levels that have remained robust,” said the rating agency.Once banks are able to resume share buybacks, Fitch expects capital ratios to head lower in the rest of 2021 and into 2022. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more


Water Supply Systems to be Improved and Implemented in Rural Parishes

Posted On Jun 17 2021 by

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A sum of $482.5 million has been allocated for the implementation and improvement of water supply systems in rural parishes, under the National Water Commission (NWC) Rural Water Supply Programme.This provision has been made in the 2007/08 Estimates of Expenditure, tabled in the House of Representatives on March 29 by Finance and Planning Minister, Dr. Omar Davies.Of that amount, $300 million has been allotted toward the implementation of water supply schemes in major rural communities. Some $92.5 million has been allocated for the completion of the Darliston Water Supply Project, while $90 million has been apportioned to the Rapid Response Water Project, which was established to deal specifically with problems resulting from the shortage of potable water in some rural communities.The total sum allotted to the rural water programme will seek to investigate the water supply needs of rural townships and districts; plan, design, construct and upgrade major and minor water supply schemes for the benefit of rural villagers, and produce bulk water for sale as the need arises.The parishes to benefit from the $300 million allocation are St. Catherine, to comprise areas such as Johns Groin, Lucky Valley and Waugh Hill; Clarendon, to include the communities of Kellits and James Hill; Hanover, to include East and West Hanover; and Portland, to include the areas of Fruit Vale, Islington and Buff Bay.Other parishes that will benefit are St. Thomas, to include the communities of Hillfixy and Wilmington; St. Andrew, to comprise Dublin Castle; St. Mary, to comprise South East St. Mary; Manchester to include Coffee Road and St. Ann to comprise the Cascade Water Supply Project. RelatedWater Supply Systems to be Improved and Implemented in Rural Parishes Advertisements Water Supply Systems to be Improved and Implemented in Rural Parishes UncategorizedMarch 30, 2007center_img RelatedWater Supply Systems to be Improved and Implemented in Rural Parishes RelatedWater Supply Systems to be Improved and Implemented in Rural Parisheslast_img read more


Death of an inmate from Matsqui Institution 15 May

Posted On Jun 16 2021 by

first_imgDeath of an inmate from Matsqui Institution 15 May From: Correctional Service CanadaOn May 13, 2021, Leonard Richard Collins, an inmate from Matsqui Institution died while in our custody.On May 13, 2021, Leonard Richard Collins, an inmate from Matsqui Institution died while in our custody.At the time of his death, Mr. Collins had been serving a sentence of 8 years and 3 months for robbery-related offences since September 11, 2014.The inmate’s next of kin have been notified of his death.As in all cases involving the death of an inmate, Correctional Service Canada (CSC) will review the circumstances. CSC policy requires that the police and the coroner be notified. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Canada, custody, death, Government, policelast_img read more


Experts urge ICMR to reconsider ban on e-cigarettes

Posted On Jun 12 2021 by

first_imgExperts urge ICMR to reconsider ban on e-cigarettes Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Add Comment Read Article Comments (0) combustible tobaccoe- cigarettesENDSICMRnicotinesmokingUK MHRAUS FDAWhite Paper on Electronic Nicotine Delivery System Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Related Posts Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Experts claim ICMR White Paper fails to present balanced overview of risk-benefit ratio of ENDS vis-à-vis other combustible tobacco productsSixty-two leading specialists in nicotine science, policy and medicine have written to the Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in response to ICMR’s ‘White Paper on Electronic Nicotine Delivery System’, which was published on May 31, 2019. The experts’ letter draws upon the findings of an elaborate Critical Appraisal of the Scientific Evidence cited in the ICMR White Paper and challenges ICMR’s radical recommendation of complete prohibition on ENDS or e-cigarettes, claiming that these views are in contradiction of the broad consensus amongst the scientific community. The letter, signed by experts from 20 countries, including India, urges ICMR to reconsider its recommendation of banning e-cigarettes.The Critical Appraisal has been co-authored by renowned global experts Konstantinos Farsalinos of National School of Public Health, Greece, Riccardo Polosa of the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Catania, Italy, and Dr Atul Ambekar of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi and Chairperson of the Addictive Disorder Speciality Section, Indian Psychiatric Society.The experts claim that the ICMR White Paper fails to present a balanced overview of the risk-benefit ratio of ENDS vis-à-vis other combustible tobacco products and therefore, their recommendations for e-cigarette ban are not justified.The Critical Appraisal systematically reviews the four key arguments made by ICMR and presents evidence to counter them.ICMR’s Concern 1: Health Risks and Effects of E-cigarettesThe experts state that ICMR’s paper presents a selective review of literature and fails to consider the substantial evidence that demonstrates the harm reduction potential of e-cigarettes. In their critical appraisal, the experts highlight that credible international institutes maintain that e-cigarettes are at least 95 per cent less harmful than tobacco cigarettes. This calculation is based on the much lower toxic emissions of e-cigarettes.One of the major contentions of ICMR’s white paper was the lack of long-term evidence. However, it is accepted practice, even among pharmaceutical products, to rely on post-marketing surveillance to examine long-term health effects, as it is unviable for any product to be marketed only after decades of research.ICMR’s Concern 2: Second-Hand Exposure to E-cigarettesContrary to ICMR’s position, the evidence highlighted in critical review states that >99.9 per cent of e-cigarette emissions from exhaled breath of vapers consist of the base ingredients (propylene glycol, vegetable glycerol), water and nicotine.In addition, unlike in cigarette smoke, side-stream emissions are absent in e-cigarettes and the only environmental exposure is from diluted aerosol exhaled by users.ICMR’s Concern 3: Effects of E-cigarettes on Smoking Reduction and CessationAdditional evidence cited in the Critical Appraisal shows a positive association between e-cigarette use and smoking cessation or reduction. An analysis of a large US Population Survey indicated that the substantial increase in e-cigarette use between 2010 and 2015 was significantly associated with the first significant increase in smoking cessation in the past 25 years.ICMR’s criticism of sustained use of e-cigarettes by people who’ve managed to quit smoking is in direct contradiction of the stance taken by the US FDA and the UK MHRA, which recommend the long-term use of nicotine in the form of alternatives if needed, to maintain smoking cessation, prevent relapse, or even to reduce smoking. Studies have shown that risks from long-term nicotine intake are minimal and by far outweigh the benefits of smoking cessation.ICMR’s Concern 4: E-cigarette Use by Youth and Gateway to Smoking and Addiction EffectsICMR’s paper claims that e-cigarettes are a gateway to ‘smoking and nicotine addiction’, citing the 2016 US Surgeon General’s report which reports a large increase in e-cigarette use among youth. However, the Critical Appraisal shows that the US Surgeon General’s report does not differentiate between ever-use (even once), experimental use (in the past month) and regular use. The experts present evidence from the US’ Monitoring the Future and National Youth Tobacco Survey, which shows that frequent e-cigarette use is confined almost completely to smoking youth and rate of use among never-smokers is low. The issue of addiction to nicotine from e-cigarettes, therefore, is irrelevant since its users were already addicted to nicotine from tobacco cigarettes.Monitoring and RegulationAccording to the experts, ENDS offer an opportunity to improve public health and they fear that this opportunity will be lost if ENDS are banned in the country.Farsalinos, Polosa, and Ambekar draw attention to the regulatory framework for e-cigarettes in the European Union and Canada and urge that India combat its huge tobacco challenge by including tobacco harm reduction in its tobacco control strategy and frame regulations on similar lines.Endorsing tobacco harm reduction and regulating ENDS could present a historical opportunity for India to accelerate the decline in smoking rates, reducing health impact on users and bringing down the financial cost of smoking treatment without any cost to the government. 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Living Full Circle

Posted On May 27 2021 by

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email Editor’s Note: This is one of the stories featured in the winter edition of Flathead Living magazine. Pick up a free copy on newsstands throughout the valley.Sometimes you have to travel across the world to find your home, or at least to find the inspiration to build it when you return to Montana.In December 2012, professional backcountry snowboarder Sean Busby and his wife Mollie flew to Central Asia’s Kyrgyzstan on an expedition to deliver ski gear and medical kits, while teaching avalanche safety, to isolated villagers scattered throughout the country’s highlands. Already toying with the idea of downsizing and living more simply, the Busbys were instantly enamored with the locals’ circular dwellings.READ THE REST AT THE NEW FLATHEADLIVING.COM >> last_img read more