Kenneth Warner, PhD, is a renowned expert when it comes to tobacco harm reduction and electronic cigarette use. The prominent academic frequently speaks out on the subject, especially as vaping is under attack in the United States of America. He has made a call for balance and reliance on facts in a recent statement.
A recent study paper says that tobacco controllers should spread fear about vaping, but is it something to be afraid of? The answer is ‘no’, according to Public Health England, the Royal College of Physicians, Cancer Research UK, and the UK’s National Health Service.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States has made a decision that will result in many electronic cigarette and e-liquid products becoming illegal to sell there. Manufacturers and retailers are up in arms, almost all ecig users are angry, but it appears as though a loophole may be exploited: enter ‘synthetic nicotine’.
Stoptober, Public Health England’s annual push to get smokers to quit or switch to vaping, is back for 2021. Organisers are calling on smokers to join the 2.3 million people who have made quit attempts since the campaign’s launch 10 years ago.
Oxfordshire has become the latest local authority to embrace vaping and is committing to promote electronic cigarette use to the county’s smokers. The news comes as the council released data to show that ecigs are the leading method its residents use in order to quit smoking.
An international advocacy organisation has declared September to be “Safer Than Smoking” month and is encouraging vapers to use social media to make an impact. The International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organisations (INNCO) has provided many templates and includes a reference to a supporting piece of evidence which you can copy and paste.
Organisations campaigning on behalf of ecig users are currently very busy – but who are they are what are they doing? In this feature we will cover work being conducted by the New Nicotine Alliance (NNA), We Vape, Global Britain, the World Vapers’ Alliance (WVA), and the International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organisations (INNCO).
The problems smoking causes to teeth and gums is widely accepted, from tooth staining to gum disease. New work conducted in Italy finds that vaping instead leads to an improvement in oral health. This is positive news as there are dentists who are ignorant about the benefits of vaping And, worse, some are spreading negative myths about electronic cigarettes.
A new study adds to the evidence that people suffering from mental health conditions will benefit from switching from smoking tobacco to using electronic cigarettes. Experts have been calling for mental health facilities to encourage smoking patients to switch for years, something the UK is leading the world in, and this report shows it is doing the right thing.
*** Updated 9th September 2021 *** From a political and regulatory standpoint, vaping is easily one of the most divisive topics in the world. The vaping regulations of the region in which you live, in fact, may have a substantial influence on the way you feel about vaping. If you live in the United Kingdom, for instance, you probably see vaping as a less harmful alternative to smoking and recognise it as something that’s helping smokers quit – even if you don’t vape or smoke yourself.