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  • UK: Only One in 10 People Will Smoke by 2023, says PHE
    Post time: Sep-27-2018

    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 ...Read more »

  • Australia Finally Agrees to Studying Health Impact of E-Cigs
    Post time: Sep-26-2018

    Liberal party MPs have been efforting to overturn the current e-cigarette ban. In Australia the devices are legal, but the use of nicotine-containing refills is not. In August 2016, several public health activists, amongst which the New Nicotine Alliance (NNA), had submitted proposals to local r...Read more »

  • Chicago May Double Taxes on Vaping Products
    Post time: Sep-25-2018

    The proposed policy was introduced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and is designed to reduce the use of e-cigarettes amongst young people. Last Wednesday, officials at the Chicago Department of Health were joined by the Chicago Public Schools Chief Health Officer Kenneth Fox and public health advocates a...Read more »

  • Vaping is Tobacco Control
    Post time: Sep-21-2018

    Vape products are indeed harm reduction tools used to defend against combustible tobacco cigarettes. Therefore, since this is the case, the argument can be made that vaping is also a form of tobacco control.   Numbers Don’t Lie, People Do In the U.S., we have been witness to some of the mos...Read more »

  • Oakley CA Will Not Ban Flavoured E-Liquids
    Post time: Sep-19-2018

    Flavour bans are spreading swiftly across the state of California. Starting from San Francisco, Oakland and Richmond, next on the list are Sacramento and Los Angeles. However, in what will be considered a minor victory for public health, the council members of Oakley City have agreed that while ...Read more »

  • The Number of Vapers in Britain Tops 3 Million
    Post time: Sep-18-2018

    ASH said that the largest percentage of e-cigarette users are using the devices because they have given up smoking, whilst 40% are smokers who are attempting to quit. The public health charity organization, said that this survey of 12,000 British adults, indicates that most smokers are aware tha...Read more »

  • Harm Reduction Expert: The Positive Impact of Vaping Being Ignored
    Post time: Sep-17-2018

    In a post on his blog page Tobacco Truth, Professor of Medicine at the University of Louisville, and endowed chair in tobacco harm reduction research Brad Rodu, discussed a recent tweet by the Anti-Tobacco Truth Initiative. The organization discussed the significant decline in smoking rates amon...Read more »

  • The Impact of Source Credibility on E-Cigarette Attitudes
    Post time: Sep-14-2018

    The study published on the journal Health Communication, analyzed data from the 2015 Health Information National Trends Survey-FDA (HINTS-FDA), to assess the levels of trust in different sources, according to e-cigarette user status. The researchers aimed to determine such associations by lookin...Read more »

  • Ex-Smokers Who Quit Vaping Are Likely to Relapse Back to Smoking
    Post time: Sep-13-2018

    The study was conducted by the Institute of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Geneva in Switzerland, and published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research. The researcher used an online survey of 3868 regular vapers, to assess the change in vaping and smoking behaviour...Read more »

  • US Study Looking at the Links Between Socioeconomic Disparities and E-Cig Use
    Post time: Sep-12-2018

    The study titled Socioeconomic Disparities in Electronic Cigarette Use and Transitions from Smoking, was published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research last June. The researchers analysed ever-smokers to test differences in transitions from smoking to exclusive e-cigarette use, as well a...Read more »

  • Will the UAE Reverse Its Vape Ban?
    Post time: Sep-05-2018

    While the most powerful countries in the region have banned vaping, at least one Persian Gulf country may change its stance on vapes. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has begun an assessment of its ban on e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn tobacco products. A government agency known as the Emirates Au...Read more »

  • Philippines Legislature Backs Vaping
    Post time: Aug-31-2018

    In a surprising move, the Philippines House of Representatives is urging that vaping be included in the country’s tobacco control strategy. The legislative body issued a resolution asking the health department to promote tobacco harm reduction. The resolution, authored by Reps. Anthony Bravo and...Read more »

  • Eliminate Vaping Restrictions, Urges U.K. Parliament Committee
    Post time: Aug-31-2018

    A committee of the U.K. Parliament has issued a report endorsing the promotion of e-cigarettes to smokers, and calling for review of some vaping products restrictions. The report also rejects the idea that vaping acts as a gateway to smoking among British youth. The committee concludes that ...Read more »

  • U.S. Study: Majority of E-Cigarette Users are Current Smokers
    Post time: Aug-30-2018

    The study which was published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, indicated that one in three e-cigarette users are vaping daily, and that smokers are more likely to vape. “Electronic cigarette use is also closely associated with other high-risk behaviors,” said senior study author Dr. M...Read more »

  • Sri Lanka: Over 100 towns Boycotted Cigarette Sales
    Post time: Aug-29-2018

    Sri Lanka’s Public Health Inspectors Union launched several educational programmes across the country, with the aim of informing locals about the negative effects of smoking, and as a result, shop owners and businessmen in many towns have decided to stop selling cigarettes. Currently, 107 towns ...Read more »

  • FEELLiFE nicotine salt e-liquid is expected to hit the market!
    Post time: Aug-28-2018

    Nowadays, Nicotine salt as a new trend, increasingly becomes popular and quickly occupies the e-liquid market. At the same time, Feellife, one of the most famous and influential e-liquid manufacturers, develops 5 fabulous e-liquid flavors added nicotine salt, and they’re all TPD registered. Dess...Read more »

  • Tariffs On Chinese Vape Products Begin Today
    Post time: Aug-25-2018

                            American vapers and the industry that provides their vaping gear are being squeezed on multiple fronts. In addition to the daily news stories featuring politicians demonizing JUUL, and impending FDA restrictions ...Read more »

  • The Philippines Passes a Resolution Recommending E-Cigs for Harm Reduction
    Post time: Aug-24-2018

                            The lawmakers refer to the success obtained in the UK following the endorsement of e-cigarettes as cessation tools, and mentioned the renowned reports by Public Health England (PHE) and the Royal College of Physi...Read more »

  • US University Receives Grant to Study How E-Cig Laws Affect Society
    Post time: Aug-23-2018

                          The aim of this research is to clarify the role of vaping in society and understand the impact it has on both the vaping and non-vaping public. Leading study author Dr. Michael Pesko, will be joined by colleagues from s...Read more »

  • Messages on Cigarette Packs Advising Smokers to Switch to Alternatives
    Post time: Aug-22-2018

                            Last week on the 17th of August, the Commons Science and Technology Committee released a report containing several evidence-based policy proposals for e-cigarettes. These proposals are aimed at tackling the curre...Read more »

  • A UK Government Committee Releases Positive Report on E-Cigs
    Post time: Aug-21-2018

                              Last week on the 17th of August, the Science and Technology Committee released a report containing several evidence-based policy proposals for e-cigarettes. These proposals are aimed at tackling the curren...Read more »

  • Opinion: a vape tax would cost more than what the government thinks
    Post time: Aug-09-2018

                            The UK government is currently considering introducing a sin tax on vape products for the purpose of finding additional resources to fund the NHS. Theresa May’s government is looking to add an additional tax of 5...Read more »

  • China: Tobacco Regulators Ask For Vaping Laws
    Post time: Aug-08-2018

                            “We are currently calling for relevant departments to look into regulation for standardized control on e-cigarettes and prohibit its public use like tobacco,” says Zhang Jianshu, president of the Beijing Tobacco ...Read more »

  • Philip Hammond must not slap a tax on vaping because it helps smokers quit, leading campaigners demand
    Post time: Aug-07-2018

                            In an open letter to the Chancellor and Health Secretary Matt Hancock, think tanks and pressure groups called on the Government to support an anti-smoking policy that “embraces harm reduction”. The letter said br...Read more »

  • Canada’s Official Stance on Vaping
    Post time: Aug-03-2018

                            A detailed description of the TVPA can be found on the Canadian Government’s website. The webpage explains that while for non-smokers taking up vaping would increase health risks, if smokers had to completely swi...Read more »

  • New Research Bolsters Case for E-Cigarettes
    Post time: Jul-31-2018

                            Gallup recently announced that American smoking rates have hit an a record low of 16 percent. Evidence suggests that e-cigarettes deserve some of the credit. Nearly half a million Americans die each year of cigar...Read more »

  • Vaping VS traditional cigarette
    Post time: Jul-30-2018

                            A new study has pitted e-cigarettes against their traditional counterparts to gauge how well they perform in indoor spaces – and, it appears vaping really does have less of an impact on the surrounding air. While...Read more »

  • Getting the Vapors Over Vaping
    Post time: Jul-26-2018

                            To this lifelong non-smoker, using electronic cigarettes (“vaping”) seems like a desirable and effective tool for weaning nicotine addicts off the toxic clouds of smoke with which they fumigate their lungs. I do ...Read more »

  • Vaping Helps Smokers Quit – Even If They Don’t Want To
    Post time: Jul-24-2018

                            A new study shows that smokers who switch to nicotine vapor alternatives(e.g. e-cigarettes or iQOS) may be better able to stay smoke-free in the long term – even if they didn’t set out to quit smoking...Read more »

  • Why vaping is on the rise
    Post time: Jul-23-2018

                            Use of e-cigarettes, known as vaping The use of e-cigarettes, known as vaping, is on the rise. Silicon Valley e-cigarette start-up Juul Labs made news recently by raising $650 mn as part of ...Read more »

  • Recent Study Compares the Reward Value of Vaping and Smoking
    Post time: Jul-19-2018

                            The study which was published in Nicotine and Tobacco Research last week, was carried out by assessing the responses of fifty-four dual users, therefore participants who use both e-cigarettes and the regular comb...Read more »

  • UK: Vaping Stigmatized Despite Local Campaigns
    Post time: Jul-17-2018

                          Following a 12-day academic visit to Queen Mary College in London, Dr Roberto Sussman, a Senior Researcher in Physics from the National University of Mexico (UNAM) pointed out that even all the way back in Mexico, “the ...Read more »

  • Flavours in e-vapours attracting smokers
    Post time: Jul-16-2018

                            Flavours in e-vapours are attracting and retaining smokers into the vaping category, a US-based study has found. The findings suggest that the majority of e-vapour product users, who had switched from smoking cig...Read more »

  • Vaping industry slams ‘moralistic’ new tobacco bill
    Post time: Jul-14-2018

                          Vaping activists say the latest tobacco bill is ignorant and not based on scientific evidence. The vaping industry says it wants to be seen as a partner in South Africa’s health agenda because it is less harmful t...Read more »

  • Can Vaping Really Help You Quit Smoking?
    Post time: Jul-12-2018

                          Vaping is almost certainly less harmful to your health than smoking cigarettes, since it doesn’t contain bits of burned-up tobacco leaf (the cancer-causing “tar” in cigarettes). But if that fact leads smokers to start v...Read more »

  • Flavors are key to smokers switching to vaping — US study
    Post time: Jul-09-2018

                          New peer-reviewed research published today in the Harm Reduction Journal shows that flavours play a critical role in attracting – and retaining – smokers into the vaping category, directly contributing to to...Read more »