A note from our President...
Welcome to autumn! We have started work on updating BSP publications, including the 4th Edition of the Good Practitioners’ Guide. We hope to also create an updated online version of this document. In the meantime, if you haven’t seen it, or any of the other current BSP Publications, visit the Professionals - Publications page of the website:
If you have any feedback or ideas for development, now is a good time to send them in!
On a clinical front, I have been interested in how the image and perceived risks of vaping have changed during the last year. We have significant numbers of patients vaping and yet we are unaware of exactly what effects this habit may be having, both orally and systemically. This obviously isn’t helped by the vast range of products available. However the recent clinical data and findings leading to FDA action in the USA are certainly something that we should be paying attention to closely. An interesting review of this was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 recently, and you can find details here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0008jfh
You can find more information on the UK situation here:
25 September 2019