Marc Smith

DNA Damage 07/01/2022
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Do Ecigarettes and Vaping Damage DNA?

Some people are currently claiming that vaping damages human DNA and can cause cancer, but what does the evidence show? Dr Caitlin Notley and Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos, both leading experts in this field, have looked at the research and spoken out against such false statements.

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Michael Pesko Speaks About Media Vaping Disinformation

Michael Pesko is a health economist and Associate Professor at Georgia State University. He is an acknowledged expert on vaping due to his research interests including electronic cigarettes, tobacco control, and cancer prevention. He’s spoken about attitudes to electronic cigarettes in a forthright manner.

man buying vape equipment 09/11/2021

How Old Do You Have to Be to Vape in the UK & Worldwide?

The main reason people switch to vaping is because they see it as a healthier alternative and a means to quit smoking once and for all. Smoking leads to numerous health problems that degrade your lifestyle and worsen your physical condition. Thus, vaping has become a choice of many who enjoy nicotine but do not want to consume any other harmful substances that come with a cigarette. With the growing popularity of vaping in the UK and worldwide in recent years, some countries started regulating the market to make it... Read More

ecigarettes save money 16/10/2021

How much can you save when you switch from smoking to vaping?

There are many reasons to quit smoking and only one reason to continue – addiction. Most smokers are desperate to quit and those who think otherwise are almost certainly kidding themselves. Happily, vaping can help you to quit smoking and without suffering nicotine withdrawal or feeling like a lost soul. The really good news is that vaping can also save you a fortune. Exactly how much could you save by switching to vaping? Well, that depends!

vape battery sizes 15/10/2021

E cigarette battery charging on the go

Unless you are agoraphobic or live like a hermit, you will be away from your home regularly. If you are a vaper, you probably take your e cig with you everywhere. But what if your battery gives up the ghost when you are a long way from a power point? It can be truly traumatic to discover that your battery is as flat as the proverbial pancake. So, if you are taking a hike or a holiday, how do you ensure that your vape is always charged and ready for... Read More

miserable woman smoking 14/10/2021

Stop smoking services: why accessing support is a real drag

It’s generally the case that if you want someone to do anything even remotely tricky, it’s a good idea to remove all barriers to action. Few things in life are more challenging than trying to quit smoking. So, it certainly makes sense to part the waves and create a smooth path to cessation support. Those who avail themselves of stop smoking services are four times more likely to quit their habit.

man smoking in bed 13/10/2021

A hot topic: one indisputable reason why vaping is safer than smoking

Vaping has helped many smokers to quit but hasn’t met with universal support across the globe. Public Health England has stated that it believes vaping to be 95% safer than smoking but vaping has been banned in many countries. The debate about the impact of vaping on human health will doubtless continue. But there are other safety issues to consider. Did you know that the popularity of vaping in the UK has contributed to a reduction in the number of injuries and deaths caused by fire?

disposable vape pens 30/09/2021

Disposable vape pens: convenience at a cost

On the face of it, disposable vape pens are great innovations that help smokers transition to vaping hassle-free. There’s no doubt that such convenient and readily available devices offer many benefits. They are snazzy, colourful pieces of kit that are so simple to use that a 3-year old could operate one straight out of the packet. But that is a bit of a problem isn’t it? And being highly accessible to youngsters isn’t the only issue with disposable e cigs.

lung xray 28/09/2021

I quit smoking and now my whole body hurts

When you quit smoking, it can be disappointing, to say the least, when you find yourself experiencing all sorts of health issues. You will have stopped smoking to improve your health, not to make it worse! Some smokers report that when they have attempted to quit, their entire bodies have started hurting. Why would that be?