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Local Vaping Bans Undermining Public Health, Permits Smoking

Localities across the country are attempting to curtail access to electronic cigarettes in the name of protecting public health, but experts are warning such policies undermine gains made in reducing the smoking rate. Steve Birr | October 19th, 2017 The R Street Institute, a free-market think tank based in Washington, D.C., argues in a report published Monday that policies restricting vaping will result in less smokers ditching the habit for alternative, and safer, technologies. While researchers argue legislation aimed at cutting down on the use of combustible cigarettes is admirable, they caution against policies that falsely conflate nicotine-based devices with tobacco products. […]

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Study: Researchers Finds Vaping Could Be A Lifesaver

Researchers say it could save millions of lives, but only if cigarette smokers make the switch. By Amy Martyn – ConsumerAffairs.com | October 4th, 2017 Trading in cigarettes for vaping could spare as many as 6.6 million American smokers from early death, according to researchers from the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. But whether vaping actually helps people quit their cigarette addictions is a controversial question that the Georgetown researchers do not address in that figure. The Centers for Disease Control estimate that cigarettes (including exposure to secondhand smoke) kill 480,000 Americans each year. The Georgetown study claims that, optimistically, switching to e-cigarettes could add as many […]

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E-Cigs: Why The Huge Boom In The Smoking Alternative?

With over 1300 registered e-cig stores in the UK, 59 of which are in Manchester, it is no secret that the vape business and community has surged in recent years. By Kieran Isgin | October 2nd, 2017 For those not in the know, electronic cigarettes (commonly referred to as e-cigarettes or e-cigs) are a form of tobacco product in which a person puts liquid containing nicotine into an electronically powered vaporizer that turns the liquid into a vapor for the person to inhale and get the nicotine into their system. A popular e-cig store in Manchester is Vape Lounge on […]

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Stoptober In The UK Is Helping People Quit Smoking With E-Cigs

Vaping IS Better for you than smoking cigarettes… and it’s right the government has finally admitted it By George Butterworth, Cancer Research UK’s tobacco policy manager | September 22nd, 2017 Tobacco is the world’s leading cause of preventable death, accounting for around 6 million deaths each year. FOR the first time, a government public health campaign has backed e-cigarettes as a way for smokers to quit. Stoptober, an annual campaign run by Public Health England, gives smokers a range of options to support them to stop, including Stop Smoking Services, a support app, and now e-cigarettes. Tobacco is the world’s […]

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Is It Safe To Vape Without Nicotine?

Most medical experts now agree that e-cigarettes are safe compared to their old-style tobacco counterparts Vaping Post | August 22nd, 2017 But a lot of smokers who’re thinking about trying them still have some questions. One thing that (strangely) we’re hearing more often is the question, “Is it safe to vape without nicotine?” This is strange because, usually, people are claiming that it’s not safe to vape with nicotine! The exaggerated dangers of this mild drug are one of the most commonly quoted reasons why e-cigs are bad and must be controlled. Some countries have even passed laws restricting the nicotine content; in the EU […]

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