Wednesday, October 21, 2020
  • E-cigarette use is strongly associated with smoking cessation in the European Union

    By Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos A study published recently in the journal Tobacco Control examined the association between e-cigarette use and smoking in the Eurobarometer 2017 survey. Last year, another study analyzed the 2014 Eurobarometer, finding that e-cigarette use prevents smoking cessation in Europe. But the study design and conclusion was flawed since the 2014 survey…

  • E-cigarette flavors and aldehyde emissions: another failure to verify findings from a previous study

    By Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos A 2017 study published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology reported that aldehyde emissions from e-cigarettes are derived from thermal degradation of flavoring compounds rather than the main liquid ingredients (propylene glycol and glycerol). The study found non-detectable levels of aldehydes in unflavored liquids, but up to 10,000-fold higher levels…

  • Things that make you go hmm…

    The World Health Organisation has been under a lot of pressure recently; first with the issuance and eventual revision of its Q&A Detail on E-Cigarettes and then with the Coronavirus outbreak in China that is spreading globally. For the purposes of this blog, we are going to focus on the WHO FCTC and the implications…

  • Still blowing smoke in Asia: the region’s failure to embrace tobacco harm reduction efforts continue

    Over half a billion smokers live in Asia, and Asian countries have some of the highest per capita smoking rates – and some of the highest numbers of smoking-related deaths – in the world. Given the staggering damage to its citizens’ health that smoking is responsible for you’d think that regional governments would be eagerly…

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- October 19, 2020

Australian limited-over cricket captain spotted #vaping in dressing room during #IPL match in India. #livelifesmokefree https://t.co/8OxuDtomoQ
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- October 12, 2020

@nachtnoir: #vapers all over the world need to hear @HeneageM talking about #vape prohibition efforts in Asia and vaper's need to unite worldwide with one voice to fight globalist public health corporations profiting from the deaths of people that smoke. https://t.co/qYAVYkwUt2
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- October 12, 2020

@ChaunceyGardner: By rejecting #TobaccoHarmReduction, @WHO consigns people with mental illnesses to death from smoking-related cancer, heart & lung disease. 30 years ago, @WHO rejected drug #HarmReduction. So countries executed drug users based on WHO recommendations. WHO changed. #RethinkFCTC https://t.co/vd942C5F2W
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