Monthly Archives: "June 2015"
By Michael Siegel  Monday, June 29, 2015 In what to me is a shocking admission, two anti-tobacco advocates have argued that there is no need for e-cigarettes – a new and promising smoking cessation tool – because current progress in reducing smoking is sufficient and more smokers each year are trying to quit. In other words, what they are saying is that they are content with letting smokers die at the current rate. There is no need to expand the smoking cessation alternatives available to smokers, they argue. This means thatRead More
U.S. dominates market with nearly half of global sales LONDON — Euromonitor has released new data on the vapor tobacco category incorporating electronic cigarettes and e-liquid products nearly doubling in size from 2013 to reach $6 billion in 2014. “Since its introduction to the market in 2005, vapor products have grown by nearly 70%, eclipsing nicotine replacement therapy products, which in comparison stood at $2.4 billion in global sales in 2014,” said Zora Milenkovic, head of tobacco research at Euromonitor International. A change in consumer preferences and a desire forRead More
Are some people unable or unwilling to quit?  A popular sociological belief has been that by making smoking uncool or difficult, it will become unpopular and people will quit, and only those unable to quit would remain. If so, products like e-cigarettes or smokeless tobacco make sense as alternatives. Scholars at UC San Francisco, which has prided itself on being both against smoking and some smoking cessation tools, say just the opposite. They analyzed survey data spanning 18 years in the United States and 6 years in the European UnionRead More
Making it harder for tobacco users to quit. By Gilbert Ross, M.D. – 6.26.15 Ever since the abominable Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, giving oversight over tobacco to the FDA, was passed in 2009, I and many of my colleagues in public health have watched in disbelief and horror as the crusade against e-cigarettes swung into high gear. It seemed for a moment as though the Golden Age had come to pass regarding smoking: the twin goals of FDA regulation and a truly low-risk method of delivering nicotineRead More

Posted On June 26, 2015By Vapor NewsIn Market & Industry


Global growth continues, but regulation and taxation likely to affect rapidly increasing sales. June 25, 2015 ​NEW YORK – While cigarette sales volume slipped 0.4% worldwide last year, the global vapor industry nearly doubled in size, to $6 billion from 2013 to 2014, according to a report from Euromonitor International. CBS News reports that the research firm expects the industry to continue its rapid growth, unless potential regulatory and taxation issues slow the trajectory. The United States accounted for about half of all global vapor sales in 2014, at aboutRead More
by Julia Belluz on June 26, 2015 Stepping into the health debate around electronic cigarettes is a messy and frustrating exercise. Depending on whom you ask, these devices are either the best technological solution to the smoking pandemic or the biggest looming threat to public health. So to sort through the research and figure out whether e-cigarettes are actually safe, I read through more than 60 studies, articles, and reviews, and interviewed nine researchers and health experts about their work. Here’s the bottom line: If you’re a chronic smoker lookingRead More
A ban in Wales on smoking electronic cigarettes in enclosed spaces has this month sparked debate on their effects on people’s health. This move is seen as a controversial decision made by the Welsh government as there is sufficient evidence to suggest that electronic cigarettes are beneficial and they are able to aid traditional smokers to break the habit successfully, without relapsing and routing back to traditional smoking. A spokesperson from Cloudstix said: ‘There are 2.6 million adults using electronic cigarettes and 1.1 million don’t smoke alongside them, alongside this vapeRead More
By Terry Maguire June 25, 2015 , 12:20 pm Michael McBride is crystal clear; our Chief Medical Officer believes too many people are vaping and this is a bad thing.  In a recent TV interview he was unambiguous in his discouragement of e-cigarettes.    The views of CMO are important, people listen and people take note.  He’s not alone; the British Medical Association, WHO, European Commission and the Welsh Assembly are all censorious.   So are they right? One thing on which Michael McBride and I agree is the need to reduce tobacco harm.  Read More

Posted On June 25, 2015By Vapor NewsIn Headline News

Doctors in bitter divide about e-cigarettes

Are e-cigarettes giving tobacco companies the means to appear benign while actually “killing people softly” or are the alternatives offering the best chance of reducing harm from cigarette smoking? Doctors are bitterly divided over the question. An article in The BMJ reports from both sides of the debate. Simon Capewell, professor of public health and policy at the Institute of Psychology, Health and Society at the UK’s University of Liverpool, tells the journal he is suspicious of big tobacco. Prof. Capewell argues that if the big tobacco companies were genuinelyRead More vaping supplies
By CHELSEA WHITE FOR DAILYMAIL.COM  June 25, 2015 He may have not made GQ’s Most Stylish Men Alive list, but looks like the pop star is determined to make the cut next year. While Justin Bieber is often lampooned for his low crutch pant-wearing days, the 21-year-old showed he can keep up with Hollywood’s most fashionable as he headed out in the Westwood area of Los Angeles, California, on Wednesday. Rocking a polished rocker style, the Biebs went about his business running errands around town. The Baby singer was first spottedRead More