Monday, December 10, 2018
  • 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 thevapers.org 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 –…

  • Academics appeal to HK govt not to ban e-cig

    UPDATE –  Hong Kong will ban e-cigarettes and other new smoking products to protect public health, the territory’s Chief Executive Mrs Carrie Lam announced Wednesday 10 October 2018. A group of consumer advocates and noted professors have appealed to the Hong Kong Govt to resist the “harmful, unethical and unscientific policy of banning e-cigarettes and other…

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- December 8, 2018

AUSTRALIA: AMA advice to MPs 'misinformed', set to trigger more smoking-related deaths https://t.co/oDD4mTgaVm via @ATHRA_AU
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- December 5, 2018

Team finds that "vaping appears to offer a powerful substitution option for smoking and an alternative to relapse" https://t.co/a2nQUcKbgL
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- December 5, 2018

It's time to rebrand the term ecigs and call them for what they actually are - vapers or vaporisers ....… https://t.co/b9HfjUpFB4
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- December 4, 2018

Vaping seen as major factor in youth smoking rate drop https://t.co/vFwdNyrKbD via @powerlineUS
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- December 4, 2018

AUSTRALIA: Tobacco harm reduction not working in many Australian states, with data showing a rise in the number of… https://t.co/ozqsR8R3kn
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