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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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Study Finds E-Cig Users Have Better Odds To Quit Smoking

The role that electronic cigarettes and vaporizers may play in helping smokers quit gained another research boost last week. By Richard Craver | August 23rd, 2017 Researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the Rutgers School of Public Health determined that 52 percent of daily e-cig users in a study had quit smoking in the past five years, compared with just 28 percent of adults who had never tried e-cigs. Researchers said it was one of the first studies “to reveal the patterns of cessation prevalence among e-cigarette users at a national level.” “While questions regarding the efficacy of […]

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Smokers Could Turn To Vaping if FDA Regulates Nicotine

Everyone knows cigarettes can kill, yet 36.5 million adults in the U.S. still smoke. By Taylor Cromwell & Justin Mattingly | August 7th, 2017 So after the labels and warnings, the restaurant bans and the grisly ad campaigns, the Food and Drug Administration is exploring a radical approach to helping people quit: regulating nicotine in cigarettes. If the FDA follows through — something far from certain — the shift could prompt some to quit or, at least, switch to relatively safer products like electronic cigarettes or vaping. Peruz Nazli, who sat on a bench near New York’s Central Park with […]

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FDA’s New Approach to Nicotine Regulation – What’s In and What’s Out

On Friday, July 28th, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb announced the agency’s new vision for tobacco regulations. As stated, the central driving force behind the proposed shift in policy is the commitment to reduce the harms caused by combustible tobacco use. The most immediately significant part of Commissioner Gottlieb’s announcement is a proposal to extend …

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The FDA Changes Its Mind on Vaping, Focuses on Nicotine

There’s still a lot we need to figure out about e-cigarettes when it comes to their health impacts By Signe Dean | July 31st, 2017 But smoking definitely kills, and regulators in the US have a new plan for tackling the problem. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just announced a comprehensive new roadmap for regulating tobacco products, and they have dramatically shifted their focus to nicotine addiction. And as part of the new plan, some of last year’s stringent regulations on vaping are going to be relaxed. The FDA regulations for e-cigarette products were announced last May, and they […]

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