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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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Pennsylvanians Expanding No Smoking Laws To Bars

A new poll released Tuesday by a coalition of anti-smoking groups shows widespread support among Pennsylvanians for expanding no-smoking laws to social clubs, bars, and casinos. By J.D. Prose | September 26th, 2017 “In Pennsylvania, tobacco will claim an estimated 22,000 lives this year alone,” Brad Cary, manager of the Breathe Free Pennsylvania Coalition, said in a statement. “We know that comprehensive smoke-free laws save lives and reduce tobacco-related illnesses like heart disease and cancer.” In the poll of 600 likely voters, the Breathe Free coalition found that by more than a 2-to-1 margin (69 percent to 30 percent), Pennsylvanians support […]

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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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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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