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To e-puff or not to e-puff: that is the question. By MedicalxPress.com – 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
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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
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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
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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