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    Since 2012, Public Health England has been trying to convince people to stop smoking through their annual campaign Stoptober. During the month of October, smokers are encouraged to sign-up on the official website to receive support. The organisers behind the smoking cessation campaign say that quitting for 28 days with a program like Stoptober makes smokers five times more likely to remain smoke-free. Smokers looking to harness every available opportunity during Stoptober should consider smoking replacement therapy such as gums and patches. But what about e-cigarettes? Even though vaping statistics show that nearly two out of five e-cigarette users are […]
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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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    Despite what you may believe or expect, the jury is out on vaping. In January the medical world was stunned by research from the New England Journal of Medicine entitled “Hidden Formaldehyde in E-Cigarette Aerosols”, which found the apparent production of lethal chemicals in the e-cigarette vaping process. Barely three months later a contradictory study was unveiled in vapeaboutit.com, featuring the work of renowned cardiologist Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos, who believes that the original study was fatally flawed, that e-cigarettes are at least 95% safer than smoking, and that smokers should swap over. So what to do? Should all smokers toss […]
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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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    In July 2013 The Daily Mail reported that the first £1 electronic cigarette (or e-cigarette) went on sale in the UK. The e-smoking market is now worth over £2bn globally if estimation by Cannacord, the globally operating investment bank, are correct. A recent BBC article places the number of UK people now opting to use e-cigarettes at around 700,000. This figure is based on a survey carried out by health charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH). Often called ‘vaping’ by users, e-smoking is on the rise with many substituting traditional tobacco cigarettes for this safer form of smoking. Some […]
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