When it comes to e-cigs, Yorkshire Cancer Research has taken on a leading role in educating the general public over the last couple of years. From producing easy to access videos featuring specialists to factual leaflets, Yorkshire Cancer Research is making a concerted effort to stop the damage caused by smoking. Now it has updated its advice, answering common questions about electronic cigarettes and vaping.
Switching from smoking to vaping saves you money – but plans are afoot that smokers could actually earn money by switching. Research has found that offering financial incentives led to greater rates of quitting cigarettes, and with vaping being the U.K.’s most popular form of cessation, making the switch could help your wallet as well as your health.
New research just published in Nature Medicine journal finds that vaping works better than nicotine patches and is just as safe for pregnant women. The research team from Queen Mary University of London have been celebrated on social media by tobacco harm reduction experts and provided welcome positive media coverage.
The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care commissioned an independent review to be conducted looking at all areas of tobacco control. It was headed up by Javed Khan OBE, and the report was released last week. In response to its release, the Independent British Vape Trade Association was invited to speak about vaping on Radio 4.
It has been proven that electronic cigarettes are the best tool to help with smokers with their tobacco addition. Currently, the science shows that vapes work three times better than nicotine replacement products and are the UK’s favourite way of quitting smoking. This success has caused some researchers to wonder if e-cigs could be put to other uses too.
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.
Research from the Social Development Research Group at the School of Social Work of the University of Washington finds that switching from smoking to e-cigs in adult smokers in their 30s is associated with improved ageing into their 40s. This comes as the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities delivers updated guidance about vaping to health and care professionals.
An oft-quoted saying is that people smoke for the nicotine, but they die from the tar. Nicotine has become synonymous with the dangers posed by smoking but ecig vapour doesn’t contain the tar, carbon monoxide or almost all the toxins found in cigarette smoke. Moreover, there are some surprising advantages to using nicotine.
In 2015, Public Health England addressed a number of myths surrounding vaping. Now, following Britain leaving the European Union, the section of Public Health England responsible for electronic cigarettes has been moved to the UK Health Security Agency. The Agency has recently revisited the topic to clean up the myths around e-cigarettes.
Multiple studies have shown that switching to vaping works as a method of stopping smoking, and e-cig use is now the country’s most popular option in quit attempts, but juice has been limited to a nicotine strength of 20mg/ml since Europe’s Tobacco Products Directive became part of our laws. Latest research published in Nicotine & Tobacco Research shows that increasing levels of nicotine in e-liquid is linked to a better chance of quitting tobacco use.