SA GOVERNMENT IS MISSING AN OPPORTUNITY

In its understandable desire to stamp out smoking, government is rushing headlong to lump vaping and smoking in the same bill. Two years after the publication of the Control of Tobacco Products and Nicotine Delivery Systems Bill, government has indicated that it is almost ready to proceed with tabling the…

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COCHRANE REVIEW: E-cigarettes more effective at helping smokers quit

The review, produced by Cochrane, examined the best quality evidence on e-cigarettes for quitting smoking from around the world. They found that e-cigarettes were more effective at helping smokers quit than the use of nicotine replacement therapy, currently the most commonly used medication to help smokers quit.

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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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