Sunday, August 18, 2019
  • Switch to vaping campaign launched in Australia

    The first ever Australian campaign that encourages adult tobacco smokers who can’t or won’t quit to switch to vaping to reduce the harm from smoking has been launched in Australia. The campaign – “Switch2Vaping” – has been developed by leading Australian tobacco harm reduction advocates at a time when data from Australia’s latest National Health…

  • Pace of US smoking rate decline mirrors rapid rise in popularity of vaping

    Little evidence that e-cigs are prompting young people to start smoking: researchers The pace of the fall in smoking prevalence among teens and young adults in the US has mirrored the rapid rise in popularity of e-cigarettes, suggesting that the two may be linked, finds research  published online in the journal Tobacco Control. While trying e-cigarettes…

  • Ex-smokers breathe easier after switching to e-cigs, petition shows

    The only option for smokers to stop their deadly habit is to switch to vaping or e-cigarette use, a vast majority of respondents to an online petition organised by global initiative shows. The international responses, collected from 2015-2018, highlight personal improvements in health and well-being with many respondents recognising that switching from smoking to…

  • Hong Kong Govt should legislate rather than ban e-cigarettes, survey shows

    HONG KONG – The Hong Kong Government should introduce legislation to regulate and allow the sale of alternative tobacco products (ATPs) such as e cigarettes, rather than banning it, according to a latest public opinion survey conducted by leading market researcher Ipsos. Smokers themselves have been asking for years for ATPs to be legalised –…

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Let's take a look at a few responses from across the globe to an ongoing petition.
I wonder who among the many respondents is, according to Dr Adam Zappata, Federal Vice Presidentr of the AMA, the "odd person who says (ecigarettes) work for them"?

Vaping has saved my life. I managed to quit smoking while patches, champix, hypnosis has not worked for me. Banning vaping or over regulating it is an ethical crime to humanity.

Anything that reduces forced non-smoker exposure to the 443 toxins of second-hand smoke is good. Nicotine-vaping for cigarette smokers would contribute to this.

The AMA has taken an aggressive and essentially unhelpful position against vaping, consistent with the privileged position of the (largely) academic domination of that organisation and its associated "left wing" rigid outlook. Unfortunately it is thus distanced from the humanity we once associated with the medical profession. This will condemn smokers to illness or death who would otherwise have survived with the help of vaping.

Vaping is the only method that worked for me, and helped me finally get away from tobacco cigarettes. I was a 30 year plus, 2 package a day smoker prior to trying vaping as a safer alternative. 95% safer if not more as endorsed by the Royal College of Physicians in Great Britain.

I was a 20 year, 1 pack a day smoker. I tried to quit at least fifteen times using various methods such as cold turkey, Zyban, Chantix, and NRT products with no success. I had given up on trying to quit smoking even while my breathing and smokers cough became worse and worse. Thankfully, I was introduced to vaping by a co-worker three years ago. I quit smoking the same day I bought my first vaping device, something I never believed could happen. My health has improved greatly, I'm able to play sports and go on long hikes. I believe that vaping has saved my life!

Best harm reduction nicotine product in the market

I'm a man aged 46 years old and I started smoking at the age of seventeen. When i was a smoker, I used to smoked not less than a box (of 20 pcs) daily. I started vaping since May, 2014 (until today) and 100% switched to vaping from the first day i bought my first e-cigg…. my personal and honest comment on the impact of vaping would be, it have improved my sense of smell, my appetite is back, no more tightness in the lungs and my stamina is better.
IMHO, switching to vaping was the best decision I've ever made.

No to smoking. yes to vape.

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