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  • Australian Report Explores a Regulatory Framework for Vaping
    Post time: Mar-25-2019

    Earlier this week, the McKell Institute,  an independent, non-profit, public policy institute dedicated to developing practical policy ideas, published a report titled ‘Legalising Vaping in Australia’ which explores regulating vaping products as harm reduction tools. In line with similar studies...Read more »

  • The changing shape of vaping
    Post time: Mar-22-2019

    The FDA recently announced new guidelines that would effectively ban the sale of fruity and other kid-appealing vaping products at convenience stores, gas stations and locations where minors frequent. The restrictions apply to flavored products like cherry, bubble gum and cotton candy, but not t...Read more »

  • Vaping 21 Regulations Facilitate Cigarette Sales over Harm Reduction
    Post time: Mar-20-2019

    Bills aimed at regulating, taxing, or prohibiting e-cigarettes are popping up in every state. In an article on the Heartland’s Institute Website, Lindsey Stroud  has pointed out that strangely, legislators in Connecticut, Iowa, and Nebraska are proposing to increase the legal age only in relatio...Read more »

  • The “Let’s demand smarter vaping regulation!” European Citizens’ Initiative
    Post time: Mar-18-2019

    European Citizens’ Initiatives were launched as an agenda-setting tool in the hands of citizens in April 2012, upon the entry into force of the European Citizens’ Initiative Regulation which implements the Treaty provisions. Once formally registered, a European Citizens’ Initiative allows one mi...Read more »

  • About Vaping and Lung Health
    Post time: Mar-13-2019

    A recent study titled, “Association of smoking and electronic cigarette use with wheezing and related respiratory symptoms in adults: cross-sectional results from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) study, wave 2,” suggested that vaping was associated with an increased risk of...Read more »

  • New Study: Vaping Could Save Seven Million Lives in About Ten Years
    Post time: Mar-12-2019

    The study titled Harm Minimization and Tobacco Control: Reframing Societal Views of Nicotine Use to Rapidly Save Lives, was conducted by a team of researchers led by Dr. David B. Abrams from New York University. The team set out to measure the real-life impact of endorsing vaping as a smoking ce...Read more »

  • TPD Compliant Vapes: Rules and Loopholes
    Post time: Mar-11-2019

      What is the TPD? The TPD landed on May 20, 2016 and drastically changed the vaping landscape in the EU. A new term entered vaping vocabulary, as everybody had to make sure that their vapes were “TPD compliant.” But what is the TPD? The Tobacco Products Directive is a “directive of t...Read more »

  • Wellington smokefree plan should not include vaping – advocate
    Post time: Mar-09-2019

    A Māori health group is all steamed-up about vaping being included in a smokefree proposal in Wellington. Councillors are voting on Thursday over banning smoking at beaches between Oriental Bay and Owhiro Bay, and on the pedestrian precinct of Grey St. But Mihi Blair from Hāpai Te Hauora thinks ...Read more »

  • Dr. Scott Gottlieb Resigns From his Role as FDA Commissioner
    Post time: Mar-07-2019

    “It’s is hard for me to write this note to share with you the news that I’ll be leaving my job as the Commissioner of Food and Drugs in the next month. There’s perhaps nothing that could pull me away from this role other than the challenge of being apart from my family for these past two years a...Read more »

  • Nicotine Strengths: How to Choose What’s Right for You
    Post time: Mar-06-2019

    Picking the right nicotine strength is an important decision for a new vaper. Too much and you might wind up coughing, too weak and you may wonder what all the fuss is about. Or even worse, you spend a chunk of cash on a huge bottle of premium juice, only to find out that its nicotine strength ...Read more »

  • Very few young people regularly vape, report finds
    Post time: Mar-05-2019

      Only a small proportion of young people are regularly using e-cigarettes, according to the findings of a new report. The study, by researchers at King’s College London for Public Health England (PHE), found only 1.7% of under-18s vape at least once a week. Only 0.2% of these have never s...Read more »

  • UK Youth Vaping Rates Remain Low Despite Local E-Cig Endorsement
    Post time: Mar-04-2019

    An independent report on e-cigarette use led by researchers at King’s College London and commissioned by the PHE, has indicated that regular vaping remains low among young people, and has plateaued among adults. The report is the first in a new set of 3, commissioned by the PHE under the Governm...Read more »

  • E-liquid And E-Cigarette Trends For 2019
    Post time: Feb-28-2019

    Following a few years of uncertainty with TPD regulations and Brexit, the e-cigarette industry is still on an upward trend. 2018 saw the rise of the Juul in both the US and UK, an increase in both demand and supply for new vaping technology and more support from public health bodies. With a glob...Read more »

  • Vaping Rules In The UK
    Post time: Feb-27-2019

    All of us know that the government somehow influence our lives. These people indicate what we can do and what we cannot. The thing is that such regulations (laws and decrees) can to some extent shape our behavior in public. Some control exists because of the decisions of politicians and MPs, the...Read more »

  • Everything you should know about vaping industry in the UK
    Post time: Feb-27-2019

      A vape has progressed far from the stage of mediocrity and has turned into a high-end product. Clunky oversized items have transformed into elegant portable gadgets that one can be proud to own. Electronic smoking devices are now at peak demand. They surpass traditional cigarettes in func...Read more »

  • How Old Do You Have to Be to Vape?
    Post time: Feb-26-2019

    Along with the popularity of vaping as an alternative for adult smokers has come a more troublesome group of customers: curious teenagers. And as with other adult products, the need to discourage use by adolescents requires regulators and legislators to find the proper line between child and ad...Read more »

  • Major Quit-Smoking Study: Vaping is Twice as Effective as NRT
    Post time: Feb-26-2019

    Vaping skeptics question the efficacy of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation, often citing the lack of clinical trials proving a benefit to smokers. Randomized trials are usually used to test drugs intended to treat specific conditions. They typically compare two or more therapies with each other...Read more »

  • Arizona Researchers Ignore Science and Warn Against E-Cig Vapor
    Post time: Feb-25-2019

    A peer-reviewed study released last Summer, had compared e-liquid vapour to cigarette smoke, indicating that exhaled e-liquid vapour product particles are actually liquid droplets that evaporate within seconds. In line with what previous air sampleshad suggested, this study had indicated that va...Read more »

  • Did Vaping Halt the Drop in US Smoking Rates?
    Post time: Feb-23-2019

    “We were making progress, and now you have the introduction of a product that is heavily popular among youth that has completely erased that progress,” was quoted as saying CDC spokesman Brian King. He was referring to a CDC studypublished this week, indicating that tobacco use was about as comm...Read more »

  • The UAE to Finally Allow The Sale of Vaping Products
    Post time: Feb-22-2019

    Up until now, the UAE had maintained a forbidding stance towards e-cigarettes, and despite all the research indicating that the devices are effective smoking cessation tools, local authorities had insisted on upholding the illegal status of the products. Last March, a UAE senior health official ...Read more »

  • Does Vaping Increase the Risk of Stroke and Heart Attacks? A Cardiologist Responds
    Post time: Feb-21-2019

    A recently published study and conference abstract released earlier this month concluded that “Daily e-cigarette use, adjusted for smoking conventional cigarettes as well as other risk factors, is associated with increased risk of myocardial infarction.” Similarly the media coverage of the confe...Read more »

  • Virginia May Raise Minimum Tobacco Age to 21
    Post time: Feb-20-2019

    The proposed bill which passed the House of Delegates on a 67-31-1 vote, has drawn mixed reactions from young adults, as it raises the legal age for both tobacco and vaping products. The House and Senate have both passed similar bills to increase the age to buy or possess products containing tob...Read more »

  • UAE to allow sale of e-cigarettes and vaping devices
    Post time: Feb-19-2019

    New regulations will allow the legal sale of e-cigarettes and vaping devices in the UAE for the first time. Manufacturers will be allowed to sell the battery-powered products as long as they meet new standards and carry health warnings similar to traditional cigarettes. The Emirates Authority fo...Read more »

  • Public Health England maintains vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking
    Post time: Feb-18-2019

    The government is launching a new campaign to try to convince the UK’s smokers that vaping is not as harmful as smoking and a good way to quit, in a bid to counter the scepticism generated by some scientific studies and media headlines. Public Health England (PHE), which maintains that vaping is...Read more »

  • 2019 trends and news from the world of vaping
    Post time: Feb-16-2019

      We explore the changes that you can expect to see at your favourite vape shop, and across the UK, during 2019. It’s been a great week for vaping news. The Guardian reported the results of a study showing that vaping is a better aid to quitting that nicotine replacement therapies (NRT) su...Read more »

  • NYU Paper Says Vaping Is “Substantially Less Harmful Than Cigarettes”
    Post time: Feb-12-2019

    Titled “Harm Minimization and Tobacco Control: Reframing Societal Views of Nicotine Use to Rapidly Save Lives”, the study by researchers at NYU analyzed different types of ANDS, including vaporizers, in relation to their benefits for harm reduction in smokers. In line with the conclusions of sev...Read more »

  • UK Supermarket Chain Criticized for Displaying Vapes in Exactly the Right Place
    Post time: Jan-29-2019

    Where should vaping products be stocked in stores? That question was sharply raised in response to Sainsbury’s, a British supermarket chain, placing e-cigarettes and vaping liquids on its shelves next to nicotine replacement products like patches and gums. Although British political hostility to...Read more »

  • Harm increases when a country’s culture, policy, and its economy doesn’t accept alternative nicotine products
    Post time: Jan-28-2019

    Over 168 countries are signatories to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) treaty with 181 countries partied to the governing provisions of the landmark international agreement. With the stated mission of reducing the use of combustible tobacco a...Read more »

  • How Vapers Can Stop a Flavor Ban in New York City
    Post time: Jan-26-2019

    The New York City Council is considering a ban on vaping flavors, and a key committee will hold a public hearing next week to discuss the proposed ordinance. Vapers and other stakeholders will have an opportunity to speak at a public hearing on Jan. 30. The text of Ordinance 3592 is not yet avai...Read more »

  • Can you get second hand smoke from vape?
    Post time: Jan-25-2019

    The public keep on asking these questions. No: You cannot even get first hand smoke from a vaporiser – It is vapour, not smoke. This may seem to be pedantry but it is not. It is so important that the public, everyone, understands the difference between smoke and vapour. Until that happens, peopl...Read more »

  • Vaping : Something that so many are unaware of
    Post time: Jan-24-2019

    Most people think that the objection they have regarding vaping is their own: that they do not like the ‘fumes’ because this is something that they genuinely dislike – well it is. However, this objection is not their own, not really. It has been planted in them. Decades of publicity about harm f...Read more »

  • Smoking ban should not apply to e-cigarettes and vaping should be allowed at work, in pubs and on trains, MPs say
    Post time: Jan-23-2019

    Train operators, pubs and employers should rethink blanket bans on e-cigarette use which make smokers less likely to quit tobacco products and are not backed by evidence, MPs have said. A major report the Commons Science and Technology Committee has warned smokers are dying as a result of minist...Read more »

  • Government says vaping 95% safer than smoking in push to get smokers to switch to e-cigarettes
    Post time: Jan-22-2019

    The government is launching a campaign to convince smokers vaping is a significantly less damaging alternative to smoking.  Public Health England (PHE) says e-cigarettes are 95 per cent safer than tobacco, but that fewer than half of smokers are aware of this fact.  In a bid to counter “fa...Read more »

  • Smokers who switch to vaping could be less likely to use cigarettes again, says study
    Post time: Jan-21-2019

    One of the most common new year’s resolutions is to stop smoking. Quite rightly so, considering smoking is the biggest leading, preventable cause of death, worldwide. In fact, tobacco is the only legally available product that kills up to one in every two users, when used as intended. There are ...Read more »

  • What Can Be Expected for the Vaping industry in 2019?
    Post time: Jan-18-2019

    Technologically wise, the industry shows no sign of stopping. The market experts have pointed out that box mods have reached greater performance levels, and the refillable pod systems have made usage of the products easier. Therefore an increase in products using this technology is to be expecte...Read more »

  • UK Study: Misperceptions About Vaping Remain Rife
    Post time: Jan-17-2019

    Research from King’s College London which was recently published in the journal Addiction, indicated that smokers and ex-smokers in the UK still believe that vaporizers are more harmful than they actually are. The study which was funded by Cancer Research UK (CRUK) found that sadly, fewer than 6...Read more »