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Vaping Could Help Smokers With Mental Health Issues Quit

A group of health bodies and charities has called for more to be done to help smokers with mental health conditions quit, including accessing e-cigarettes and other treatments. By Cancer Research UK | November 15th,2017 In its Statement on Electronic Cigarettes, the Mental Health & Smoking Partnership said that smoking remains “part of the culture in too many mental health settings”, and that vaping and nicotine replacement therapies should be made an easier choice than smoking. “E-cigarettes offer another opportunity for smokers with mental health conditions that haven’t been able to stop using other methods.” – Alyssa Best, Cancer Research UK Professor Ann […]

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Vaping: A Good Alternative To Smoking

Despite the known bad effects of cigarette smoking to a human’s health, many still go and puff a cigarette. By Northern-Iowan.org | November 2nd, 2017 With the coming of the electronic cigarette, the smoker who wants to lessen the bad effects of cigarette to their body has switched to vaping since it is a healthier alternative to smoking. Checking out this, the following list of reasons why many smokers switch to vaping. Health Matters Studies have shown that the vaping are healthy alternative compared to cigarette smoking since cigarette contains nicotine and other harmful chemicals that are toxic and fatal […]

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Scientists Weigh In – Secondhand Vapor Is Not Harmful

Although vaping has been around since 2004, the real uptick in vapers only happened several years ago- By EconoTimes.com | October 30th, 2017 when the industry ironed out the kinks and presented casual users with a wide variety of easy-to-use vaping devices. Since then, the vaping community has been under constant attacks from vaping opponents, most of which are able to secure serious coverage by the mainstream media. One of the more debated issues is the supposed danger of secondhand vaping. Similarly to smokers, vapers have been accused of polluting the air around them and exposing others (mainly children and young […]

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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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