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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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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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Teens Who Vape Double Their Risk For Smoking Cigarettes

Teenagers who try e-cigarettes double their risk for smoking tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study. By news-medical.net | September 18th, 2017 The study — from the University of Waterloo and the Wake Forest School of Medicine — found that students in grades seven to 12 who had tried an e-cigarette are 2.16 times more likely to be susceptible to cigarette smoking. “Since e-cigarettes came on the market there has been a debate about whether their use may lead to cigarette smoking,” said Bruce Baskerville, the co-author on the study and a researcher at the Propel Centre for Population Health […]

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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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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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