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South Korean Fires From Cigarettes Decreased

Aside from controversial harmful effects, one of the positive side effects of e-cigarettes – a popular substitute for conventional cigarettes among smokers – was highlighted in a government report yesterday. By Jerry M. Kim | June 30th, 2018 According to the National Fire Agency, the government body responsible for fire prevention measures, fires caused by careless smoking have seen a significant decline over the past year. And this favorable trend seems to be the direct result of the surging popularity of e-cigarettes. Sure, an increased vigilance towards fire safety following deadly fire accidents in Jecheon and Miryang that killed dozens […]

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UK Jail Drops Cigarettes And Picks Up E-Cigs

Vaping has become wildly popular in UK prisons with 65,000 refill and e-cigarette sales in jails every week. By Adam Smith | June 27th, 2018 The Ministry of Justice allowed vaping in cells after last year’s smoking ban sparked riots in several prisons and now 33,000 prisoners get their nicotine fix through e-cigarettes. Prisoners have to buy flavored liquid for their vapes and jail shops have been doing a roaring trade, however, there have been reports of mind-bending substances like spice being squirted in the machines. A Prison Service spokesperson told Metro.co.uk: ‘All closed prisons in England and Wales are […]

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Is The Vape Shop Boom Coming To An End?

In 2015, when James Restarick opened his first shop in Kent selling kits for vaping, his friends were surprised. By Ben Morris | June 20th, 2018 “They thought I was mad. I didn’t actually tell anyone for seven months that I had opened a shop.” Having previously been a partner in a bar and restaurant business he enjoyed his new lifestyle. “I used to do double shifts, I would be in there day and night – now I have a life.” And as a former heavy smoker, Mr. Restarick enjoyed helping others give up cigarettes. Business went well, Solvape was […]

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New Study Supports Need For Random Clinical Trials

An analysis of data from a previous study of more than 1,350 smokers intending to quit after a hospitalization- By Sue McGreevey | March 26th, 2018 found that those who reported using electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) during the study period were less likely to have successfully quit smoking six months after entering the study. The authors caution, however, that because of the study’s design, it cannot support the conclusion that e-cigarettes are not useful smoking cessation aids and stress the need to further investigate that question. “Study participants who used e-cigarettes generally used them infrequently and not every day, a pattern […]

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FDA Has Started Regulating Flavors In Tobacco Products

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took its first step Tuesday in trying to determine how it should regulate flavors in tobacco products By Rachel Roubein | March 20th, 2018 which appeal to children but may play a role in helping some adult smokers move to potentially less harmful tobacco products. On Tuesday, the FDA issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking, soliciting stakeholder comment for the next 90 days on data, research and information on the role flavors — including menthol cigarettes — play in tobacco usage, initiation and cessation. “In the spirit of our commitment to preventing kids from using […]

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