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Renewed Asthma and Lung Support

Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation became Asthma + Lung UK a year ago. Previously, the individual organisations had released statements about vaping, but now as the unified body has included e-cigs as an integral part of a document directed at government officials. It’s a ground-breaking move and concretes support from the public health organisation for electronic cigarettes.

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Balancing The Harm Reduction Debate

Tobacco harm reduction and vaping are controversial subjects, but scientific journals frequently censor pro-ecig voices. Colin Mendelsohn, a tobacco harm reduction expert argues that scientific journals should present both sides of the issue to allow a proper discussion, ensuring the debate is balanced and fair.

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E-cigarettes Can Achieve 2030 Target

The government set an ambitious target to achieve a smoke-free UK by 2030, which means less than 5% of the population would be smokers. Promises were made, plans announced, but MPs recently agreed that little has be done over the last three years and the target will be missed. A harm reduction specialist believes it could be achieved if the government increases its support for vaping and relaxes the indefensible rules.

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Study: E cigarettes and Mental Health

The smoking rate in the general UK population is now at an all-time low thanks to vaping, dropping to 14.5%, but problems persist in discrete sections of society. The rate in one group, those suffering from mental health problems, remains stubbornly high, yet research from academics at the American Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth has shown that electronic cigarettes can help.

social media vaper 10/05/2022

Is Pop Culture Causing Youths To Smoke Or Vape?

Are music videos featuring electronic cigarettes part of a tobacco industry plot to force children into a lifetime of tobacco addiction? Researchers at the New York University Grossman School of Medicine fed some fears to the Daily Mail, but it doesn’t seem to be the entire story.

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The Shocking Difference Between the UK and USA

The shocking difference between the United Kingdom and United States of America’s approach to tobacco harm reduction has recently been illustrated by yet another American teenager being tasered for simply vaping. While the UK’s public health bodies have embraced vaping as a key method to combat smoking, the States appears to be repeating its alcohol prohibition errors.

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Cochrane Researchers Provide New Update

Researchers working for the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group have provided an evidence update as part of their work to examine “the effectiveness, tolerability, and safety of using electronic cigarettes to help people who smoke tobacco achieve long‐term smoking abstinence”. This work is at the forefront of providing the highest quality and most reliable evidence to decision makers and end users.

parliament 07/04/2022
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E Cigarette Rule Review Completed

The law controlling electronic cigarette products, the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 (TRPR), has been reviewed and the findings finally published by government. The Post-Implementation Review of Tobacco Legislation report will now guide politicians on what measures to put into the forthcoming Tobacco Control Plan.

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Charity Wants Vapers To Suggest Rule Changes

Writing for a national newspaper, Jacob Rees-Mogg, the Minister for Brexit Opportunities and Government Efficiency asked for people to write in and suggest rule changes that are now possible following Brexit. The New Nicotine Alliance (NNA) took up his offer and suggested changes to vape legislation. It is asking e-cig users to do the same.

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Post-Covid Airline Vaping Rules You Need To Know

With Covid restrictions relaxed or scrapped completely, people are looking towards enjoying a holiday abroad. Many of those travelling will be going with their vapes for the first time, so we look at what the current situation is with flying and e-cig kits – from the types of devices you may wish to consider to how to pack your kit.