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E-cigarette vaping credited by some for sharp drop in smoking

For years now, provincial governments, public-health officials and anti-smoking groups have lobbied hard against electronic cigarettes, arguing they risk fueling a disastrous come-back in tobacco use. But the latest statistics show a sharp drop in the percentage of Canadians who smoke, and some experts argue the most plausible explanation lies in the popularity of e-cigarette […]

LETTER: Vaping isn’t smoking and shouldn’t be taxed that way

Measure 4 on the November ballot wrongly includes vaping restrictions and taxes in the same basket as cigarette taxes and regulations. Smoking and vaping are fundamentally different. Smoking burns plant material, while vaping creates a cloud of fine liquid droplets with an electric current, essentially a flavored steam. Some vaping liquid contains nicotine, derived from […]

E-cigarette users view smoke-free areas as okay for vaping

(Reuters Health) – The majority of e-cigarette users have “vaped” in a smoke-free environment and most don’t view use of the devices as harmful to themselves or others, according to a U.S. study. Nearly three quarters of users opposed banning e-cigarette use in public spaces that are designated as non-smoking, and younger users are most […]

The FBI Is Questioning Indiana’s Sketchy New Vaping Law

The FBI seems to share an opinion with many vapers in Indiana that the state’s new vaping laws look a little fishy. The agency has been interviewing lawmakers and business owners in Indiana, according to the Indianapolis Star, trying to get answers on a bizarre, strict law that is shuttering vape businesses in the state […]

Vaping Helped an Estimated 6.1 Million Smokers Quit, Study Says

An estimated 6.1 million Europeans have quit smoking by switching to vaping, according to a paper published online this week in Addiction. Though only an estimation, the study highlights the need for more data on how useful vaping may be as a stop smoking aid. It’s especially crucial as new e-cigarette regulations roll out across […]

E-cigarette users say vaping makes them feel better

Vapers say switch to electronic cigarettes means they can smoke in company without offending people and their lungs feel healthier Nagy Memes Szabolcz and Georgia Samuels of Birmingham relax with an e-cigarette at Vapefest in Shrewsbury. Photograph: David Bagnall/REX Shutterstock “It helps more with the social aspect of life than anything,” said Elijah Williams, manager […]

Switching to vaping from smoking? A guide to quitting tobacco using e-cigarettes

With a rise in the popularity of e-cigarettes in recent years, it’s estimated that more people are vaping to help them quit smoking – of the 2.6 million e-cigarettes users in the UK, 1.1 million are understood to be ex-smokers. To help those looking to cut down or quit completely, we look at how to […]

How The Media Totally Exaggerated Study On Risk Of ‘Popcorn Lung’ From E-Cigarettes

A Harvard study claiming most e-cigarette brands expose users to harmful chemicals omits critical information and exaggerates the risks of flavored e-cigarettes, according to tobacco control experts. The study, published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, analyzes a host of e-liquid flavors to discover levels of potentially dangerous chemicals diacetyl, acetyl propionyl, and acetoin. The […]

E-cigarettes: a consumer-led revolution

It has been described as a ‘disruptive technology’ potentially capable of breaking our fatal relationship with tobacco. So the setting for a public debate on e-cigarettes – a museum part-funded by the tobacco industry, in a city home to the global headquarters of one of the largest tobacco manufacturers – was perhaps ironic. Yet on […]

Promote e-cigarettes over harmful tobacco smoking, say experts

Health chiefs across the UK have been urged to take a less negative attitude towards e-cigarettes and embrace their use in the battle against more harmful tobacco smoking. The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) says a public education programme is needed to differentiate the problem of addiction to nicotine, which is an ingredient in […]