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  • Study: Parents who Vape are Generally Trying to Quit Smoking
    Post time: Apr-29-2019

    “Our findings suggest that smoking parents who start using e-cigarettes may have done so out of a desire to quit smoking,” said lead study author Emara Nabi-Burza, MS, of the MGHfC Division of General Academic Pediatrics and the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Tobacco Research and Treatment...Read more »

  • Harmful effects of vaping being ignored by UK health authorities, leading professor says
    Post time: Apr-28-2019

    English health authorities have been accused of ignoring the potential harms of vaping in the face of mounting evidence by a leading expert. The endorsement of e-cigarettes by Public Health England (PFE) is “out of step” with other parts of the world, according to Professor Martin McKee of the L...Read more »

  • Another anti-vaping scare story
    Post time: Apr-26-2019

    Scaremongering about e-cigs could do serious damage to public health. Earlier this week, remarks by public-health academic, Martin McKee gained widespread coverage in the press. McKee claims that English health authorities are out of step with the rest of the world in not pointing out the potent...Read more »

  • TPD Regulations: The UK Vaping Laws You Need to Know About
    Post time: Apr-25-2019

    In a few weeks’ time, the new TPD vaping laws will be initiated yet again, alarming e-cigarette vendors, shops and customers all over the world. The new laws are now in effect, and have been for a couple of years, so what exactly is going on with the TPD?   What is The TPD? To give a brief ...Read more »

  • Hong Kong: 35K UK Vaping Tourists Could Risk Jail
    Post time: Apr-24-2019

    Last October, a Hong Kong Official had announced a complete ban on e-cigarettes and other innovative tobacco products, in an unexpected U-turn by the government. In June 2018, Hong Kong’s lawmakers had proposed more sensible regulations that would have banned the sales of e-cigarettes, heat-not-...Read more »

  • Wales Study: The Increase in Vaping has not Normalized Smoking
    Post time: Apr-23-2019

    The study led by Cardiff University researchers, was conducted in collaboration with academics from Edinburgh, Stirling, Glasgow and Bristol, and analysed data from three national surveys containing the views of 248,324 young people aged between 13 and 15. The participants were from Wales, Engla...Read more »

  • Latest Study: Vaping is Not Associated with Cardiovascular Disease
    Post time: Apr-22-2019

    A recent US study titled “E-Cigarettes Linked to Heart Attacks, Coronary Artery Disease and Depression”, used data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and concluded that “adults who report puffing e-cigarettes, or vaping, are significantly more likely to have a heart attack, coronar...Read more »

  • NNA: UK Health Professionals Need Education about Nicotine
    Post time: Apr-20-2019

    According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) last year alone, 400,000 people gave up smoking in England, which leaves 6.1 million smokers or 14.9% of the population. That’s down from a 15.5% rate in 2016 and 19.8% in 2011. Based on these data, the PHE has predicted that in five years, o...Read more »

  • Data from NZ Indicate Low and Decreasing Teen Vaping Rates
    Post time: Apr-19-2019

    New Zealand’s Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa has released a 2018 Year 10 Snapshot by Action for Smokefree 2025 (ASH) which surveyed almost 29,000 Year 10 students about tobacco related behaviours and attitudes. The compiled data indicate that the number of year 10 students who are smokin...Read more »

  • SFATA Uncovers an Epidemic of Misinformation About Vaping
    Post time: Apr-17-2019

    There’s an epidemic of misinformation about vaping in the United States. SFATA, the Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association, wants to make sure you’re getting the truth – not just the fake facts. SFATA believes that while the FDA is busy giving adults and teens an epidemic of misin...Read more »

  • FDA struggles with limited powers on e-cigarettes
    Post time: Apr-16-2019

    The U.K. government snuffed out vaping almost before it began, providing a lesson for the U.S. The Trump administration, led by outgoing FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, is struggling to curb the rise of teen e-cigarette use by issuing rules with authority only recently given to it by Congress. ...Read more »

  • FEELLIFE in Vape Jam UK 2019
    Post time: Apr-13-2019

    Vape Jam UK was the first Vape related trade show in the United Kingdom bringing manufacturers, consumers, hobbyists and people looking for a safer alternative to tobacco together. Focusing on TPD-compliant products, advocacy and legislation, this is the UK’s biggest vape event of the year and w...Read more »

  • Vaping can help people quit cigarettes
    Post time: Apr-12-2019

    Smoking is one of the hardest addictions to quit. For many people, it takes lots of tries to stop smoking for good. Some who are trying to quit smoking turn to alternatives including vaping, and these products are helping lots of ex-smokers stay off tobacco. Vaping is 95 per cent less harmful th...Read more »

  • Perceptions of Harm from Vaping vs Smoking Amongst US Adults
    Post time: Apr-11-2019

    As the title suggests, the study titled, “Changing Perceptions of Harm of e-Cigarette vs Cigarette Use Among Adults in 2 US National Surveys From 2012 to 2017” analyzed how perceptions about e-cigarettes have changed over the years. The researchers looked at data from 2 nationally representative...Read more »

  • Hawaii Kills Proposal to Ban Flavoured Vaping Products
    Post time: Apr-10-2019

    Last month Hawaii lawmakers introduced SB 1009, a bill which would have banned “tastes or aromas relating to any candy, chocolate, vanilla, honey, fruit, cocoa, coffee, dessert, alcoholic beverage, menthol, mint, wintergreen, herb, or spice.” The aim of the bill was to “reduce tobacco-related he...Read more »

  • California’s War on Vaping Will Hurt More Than It Helps
    Post time: Apr-09-2019

    It’s hard to quit smoking. Nicotine makes it highly addictive; the hand-to-mouth motion and deep inhaling combine to form a powerful craving. But the big league damage from cigarettes is really the result of intaking tar and carbon monoxide generated by lighting them on fire and inhaling the res...Read more »

  • Myth and misunderstanding around vaping
    Post time: Apr-08-2019

    I am, in my bones, a law-abiding sort of chap. I was brought up to respect the law and in turn have done the same with my children. I have also spent much of my medical career doing my best to help smokers quit their habit using all the methods available to me. You might wonder what links these ...Read more »

  • Study Compares the Effects of Smoking and Vaping in COPD Sufferers
    Post time: Apr-03-2019

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a group of incurable inflammatory lung diseases that cause diminished lung function and result in breathing difficulties. Sadly, the primary cause of COPD is smoking and therefore patients are naturally advised to quit cigarettes in order to slow t...Read more »

  • All you need to know about vaporizers
    Post time: Mar-29-2019

    Recently I saw a photo that made me smile – a few dozens of vaporizers and bottles with e-liquids and the comment “Start vaping they said, it’s a cheap alternative they said”. Any vaper will understand the joke. Once you try this “alternative” and like it, you’re hooked. You want to taste new fl...Read more »

  • Hungary: Perceived E-Cig Benefits Amongst Adult Vapers
    Post time: Mar-28-2019

    The study titled Perceived health effects of vaping among Hungarian adult e-cigarette-only and dual users: a cross-sectional internet survey, administered a web-based survey to 1042 adults in 2015. Participants were asked to report any AEs and physiological changes since they switched from smoki...Read more »

  • More Junk Science Linking Vaping to Heart Disease
    Post time: Mar-27-2019

    The study titled E-Cigarettes Linked to Heart Attacks, Coronary Artery Disease and Depression, used data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and concluded that ” adults who report puffing e-cigarettes, or vaping, are significantly more likely to have a heart attack, coronary artery ...Read more »

  • Australian Study Links Availability of E-Cigs to Public Health Gains
    Post time: Mar-26-2019

    The study titled “Potential country-level health and cost impacts of legalizing domestic sale of vaporized nicotine products”, was published in Epidemiology, and aimed to determine what would happen if vaping rates increased in New Zealand. The researchers found that the most likely outcome is a...Read more »

  • 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 »