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After the recent report by Public Health England that e-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than traditional smoking, many have called into question whether these devices should finally be recognised by the NHS and included in their stop smoking initiative. It was only in June this year that the Anti-Smoking Charity (ASH) confirmed that since their launch in 2003, 1.1 million adults have switched from traditional smoking to using e-cigarettes alone, and in a more current survey detailing the fitness of vapers, 71% of those using the devices commented that they feel fitter and healthier because of them. With so many […]
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Mental illness is unfortunately as much a part of our daily reality as tragic illnesses such as cancer and heart disease these days, and it’s evident across the board. With estimates stating that as many as one in three of us will suffer a mental illness at some point in our lives, it’s time to break down the stigma. ‘Hidden’ illnesses like depression, anxiety, and psychiatric disorders can be devastating, and can cause just as much damage as physical ailments to their sufferers. Mental illnesses also do not discriminate, so sadly, they can happen to any one of us. Perhaps […]
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There has been a lot of speculation recently on exactly what impact e-cigarettes are having on teenagers and whether they are becoming an introductory way to smoking. There was an article recently that discussed e-cigarettes becoming the alcopops of the nicotine world and that out of 16000 teenagers, one in five have tried e-cigarettes. This has publically sparked a lot of discussion on whether e-cigarettes are in fact introducing teenagers to smoking. The more interesting part was that the survey also found out that the link between trying alcohol and trying e-cigarettes was even higher. This has resulted in a […]
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