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To e-puff or not to e-puff: that is the question. By – April 6th, 2016 Public Health England (PHE), a governmental body the equivalent of our Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recently released an evidence review claiming that e-cigarettes are 95 percent less harmful to health than combustible cigarettes. In recommending that smokers who cannot or will not quit cigarettes try e-cigarettes, PHE takes a position on the opposite side of the aisle from the U.S., where many prominent tobacco control advocates, public health officials, and policymakersRead More
Professor Linda Bauld unpicks recent headlines around a study looking at the impact of e-cigarette vapour on human cells, and finds little support for the claim that they’re as harmful as smoking By Linda Bauld – December 31, 2015 Just under a year ago, I wrote a response to an article by a journalist who claimed there was no evidence that vaping is less harmful than smoking. Since then, many new studies have been published, including a Cochrane review showing their promise for aiding smoking cessation, and a comprehensive reviewRead More
Experts are concerned that e-cigs are gateway for teens to smoke tobacco Under new EU directive e-cigs will have to carry a health warning on them New rules, in May, could also see cigarettes only sold in packets of 20 Around 2.6 million adults in UK have used e-cigs in the past decade By Ben Spencer – December 23, 2015 A quarter of e-cigarettes are set to be banned in Britain next year after Europe’s highest court paved the way for tough new regulations. Juliane Kokott, advocate general to theRead More
Mark Pawsey was treated to £1,600 of perks at the Rugby World Cup, and Japan Tobacco International picked up the tab By Mikey Smith – December 16, 2015 A Tory MP heaped praise on the e-cigarette industry at PMQs today – but didn’t mention he’d been treated to a lavish day out by a global vaping giant. Conservative Mark Pawsey enjoyed more than £1,600 worth of hospitality at a Rugby World Cup match in September, with Japan Tobacco International (JTI) picking up the tab. JTI is the sole owner ofRead More