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The latest sales figures show that Public Health England’s new harm reduction approach to decreasing smoking rates across the UK has not only been widely accepted, but capitalised upon this Stoptober. For the first time, vaping has featured prominently within the NHS Stoptober campaign, with the official website included in the Stoptober TV advertisement. Vape Club – the UK’s largest online retailer of vaping products and e-cigarettes – saw e-cigarette starter kit sales increase by 29% year on year following the launch of the 2017 campaign. Through the adoption of this harm reduction strategy, the UK has seen record high […]
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In the UK, smoking is liable for a massive 80% of deaths from lung cancer, roughly 80% of deaths from bronchitis and emphysema, and around 14% of deaths from heart disease. Not to mention the fact that more than a quarter of all cancer deaths can be attributed to the habit. Despite this, current figures show that some nine million citizens still smoke, that is 19% of men and 15% of women. Troublingly, two-thirds of smokers begin before the age of 18. Yet, whilst there are countless other mediums that provide nicotine boosts at lower risk, adults are still choosing […]
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Whilst most smokers and the population in general accept that cigarettes expose the user to a high risk of many types of cancer, heart disease and COPD, what is often underestimated is the danger of second-hand smoke. What is Passive Smoking? First let’s consider what passive smoking is, as the two elements which comprise it might surprise you in terms of the risk associated with them. There are two distinct types of tobacco smoke. The first is mainstream smoke, and this is what the smoker exhales. The second is sidestream smoke which comes directly from the burning tip of a […]
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