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  • 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 »

  • Chinese Tobacco Company Plans to go IPO in Hong Kong
    Post time: Jan-14-2019

    The unit that will be listed is the company’s international unit, China Tobacco International Inc., and is mainly responsible for procuring tobacco from other countries such as Brazil and Canada. This unit is only a small part of China Tobacco’s overall business, which is said to have a bigger m...Read more »

  • Vapor vs. Smoke: What’s the Real Difference?
    Post time: Jan-12-2019

    Is there such thing as “vape smoke”? If you’ve been vaping for a while, you’ve probably had a lot of people asking for information about that “vape smoke” you are exhaling. Some might be concerned about its effect on health, or even if it’s the second hand vapor is dangerous. And some might ...Read more »

  • Where vaping is banned, smoking rates are high, and public health is at risk
    Post time: Jan-09-2019

    Harm reduction advocates commonly argue the same point: Vaping is a viable means for cessation from combustible cigarettes. This is a true statement that has long been supported by a consistently growing body of academic and scientific work suggesting that vaping is alternatively safer than smok...Read more »

  • PHE Demonstration Compares the Effects of Smoking vs Vaping
    Post time: Jan-08-2019

    Public Health England (PHE), the UK health organization renowned for its progressive stance in relation to harm reduction, has released footage from an experiment indicating the devastating harm caused by smoking, and how this can be avoided or minimized by switching to safer NRTs such as vapori...Read more »

  • Vaping Survey Exposes a Common Myth About the Worst Part of Smoking
    Post time: Jan-07-2019

    If vaping wasn’t a common dinner table topic already, a recent report from the end of 2018 made it one overnight. Teens started vaping in record numbers this past year, prompting the Surgeon General to weigh in. But while the FDA wages war on vaping in America, researchers in Britain believe tha...Read more »

  • Risk from Second-Hand Smoke on Children Greater Than previously Thought
    Post time: Dec-24-2018

    The federally supported research was recently published in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research, and involved testing saliva samples over 1,200 children. The researchers found that up to 15% of the participants had levels of cotinine, a byproduct of the body’s breakdown of nicotine, compa...Read more »

  • Vape Predictions for 2019 by Industry Leaders & Experts
    Post time: Dec-22-2018

    Ashtray Blog has been publishing expert predictions on the future of vaping for the last seven years. This year’s predictions come from experts from across the globe, including the UK, France, Canada, the USA, Australasia and Asia, who have each been involved in tobacco harm reduction for a numb...Read more »

  • UK Government to Review E-Cigarette Regulations Post-Brexit
    Post time: Dec-19-2018

    Earlier this year, anti-smoking experts explained why a post-Brexit Britain should consider getting rid of the ineffective EU-wide Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), which has led to a stall in progress in relation to smoking cessation, rather than to progress.  These health experts grew concerne...Read more »

  • US study confirms that vaping is safer, but NHS complains about e-liquid
    Post time: Dec-18-2018

    New study tells us what we already knew A new study, looking at the health of several thousand US adults, has come to an unsurprising conclusion – vaping is less harmful than smoking. Many recent studies into the dangers of vaping have focused on how much e-cigarettes taste like fruit or look ...Read more »

  • Canadian Study Indicates ‘Worrisome’ Increase in Teen Vaping
    Post time: Dec-14-2018

    Prof. David Hammond said that similar to the alarming US rates recently reported by the FDA, according to his study, Canadian vaping rates have also increased substantially. “We have been trying to find ways why this data isn’t robust. We have not been able to find any reason,” said Hammond, a p...Read more »

  • Smoking Ban Gone Into Effect Across Scottish Jails
    Post time: Dec-13-2018

    In July 2017, the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) had announced that smoking and tobacco sales would be banned in Scottish prisons by the end of 2018. As expected, this decision was not well received by inmates since they rely on cigarettes more heavily than the general population. In fact, severa...Read more »

  • Finally Some Good News for Italian Vapers
    Post time: Dec-12-2018

    After four years of being crippled by a bizarre and unfair tax on e-liquid, the Italian vaping industry can finally begin to rebuild itself and once again help the country’s smokers find safer alternatives at reasonable prices. Two parties — League and the Five Star Movement — were able to push ...Read more »

  • US: Another Study Indicating that Vaping is Slashing Youth Smoking Rates
    Post time: Dec-11-2018

    The study titled Examining the relationship of vaping to smoking initiation among US youth and young adults: a reality check, was published in the journal Tobacco Control last month. The research was led by public health experts Professors David Levy, Ken Warner and Australian Ron Borland. The r...Read more »

  • UK Health Group Recognizes Vape Shops as Contributors to Health
    Post time: Dec-10-2018

    The RSPH developed a ‘Richter Scale of Health’ to rank the impact of different outlets on health and the potential cumulative effect these outlets could have on a local population. They then ranked high streets in terms of the ten ”healthiest” and ”unhealthiest” in the UK, as well as in London. ...Read more »