Anti-tobacco activists now thwart vaping ‘health revolution’

"...Although innovation has always had its enemies, it seems safe to say that this is a unique episode in the history of modern public health, when otherwise respected institutions, doctors and public professionals relentlessly inculcated doubt against a product (e-cigarettes) and a practice (vaping) by disseminating half-truths, non-sequiturs and brazen…

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E-Cigarettes More Effective Than Counseling

At 12 weeks, 21.9% of participants given nicotine-containing e-cigarettes had quit smoking, 17.3% of participants given non-nicotine e-cigarettes had quit and 9.1% of participants given only counseling had quit. Overall, those using nicotine-containing e-cigarettes were 2.4 times more likely to quit than those who did not vape at all.

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Behind all the Vape Hate

It is disingenuous for the tobacco control, both locally and globally, to harp on about “industry interference” when they themselves are unduly influenced by industry themselves, to the detriment of the public whose health they are mandated to protect.

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Designed to get the desired result

UCSF is at it again. Yes the stomping ground for Prof. S. Glantz. Based on their track record in recent times, and their very clear bias against vaping, we can expect dubious findings. This time they have added smoking and vaping to its screening and triage protocol for COVID-19 to…

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Covid-19 Lockdown

The Vapour Products Association South Africa (VPASA) and its members have taken note of the21-day lockdown announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 23 March 2020. VPASAwelcomes and supports these measures, believing they will make a significant contribution toreducing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.VPASA is, however, concerned…

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VApril 2020 – UK

VApril is back and this year it’s going digital to help reach out to UK smokers and vapers during the coronavirus lockdown, and continue to offer specialist advice for anyone who has already stopped smoking or is looking to quit. In just three years VApril has established itself as the…

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False fears prevent switching

"Over half of smokers believe nicotine vaping products are equally or more harmful than smoking despite US vaping deaths being caused by substances banned in UK. Public Health England’s (PHE) sixth independent e-cigarette report, commissioned from researchers at King’s College London, is published today (Wednesday 4 March 2020) alongside new…

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