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E-cigarettes should be on sale in hospital shops, health body says

E-cigarettes should be on sale in hospital shops, health body says | VAPENEWS HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD | Scoop.it
“Our new review reinforces the finding that vaping is a fraction of the risk of smoking, at least 95% less harmful, and of negligible risk to bystanders. Yet over half of smokers either falsely believe that vaping is as harmful as smoking or just don’t know.

“It would be tragic if thousands of smokers who could quit with the help of an e-cigarette are being put off due to false fears about their safety.”
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The comprehensive collection of vape related news and articles.

The comprehensive collection of vape related news and articles. | VAPENEWS HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD | Scoop.it

All aspects of using e-cigarettes focusing on health studies, regulations, new products and reviews. For adult smokers who want to quit.

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Take the Vapril Challenge.

Take the Vapril Challenge. | VAPENEWS HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD | Scoop.it
According to a recent report by Public Health England (PHE), e-cigarettes may be contributing to at least 20,000 successful new quits per year – with the industry estimating this figure to be much higher. And there are already some 1.5m vapers in the UK who have quit smoking altogether.
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Yorkshire smokers urged to quit by using e-cigarettes

Yorkshire smokers urged to quit by using e-cigarettes | VAPENEWS HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD | Scoop.it
Smokers across Yorkshire are being urged to quit with the help of e-cigarettes as part of a campaign announced by Yorkshire Cancer Research today.
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Cancer Society, Health Groups Calling on Others to Ditch Anti-Vaping Rhetoric in Light of "Avalanche of Research"

The American Cancer Society, which is historically critical of vaping, issued a position statement Feb. 15 on e-cigarettes that acknowledges their safety compared to combustible cigarettes and even argues medical providers should support smokers who are attempting to quit with a vaping device.
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Vaping "A Blessing" In Drastically Reducing Number Of Smokers In Iceland

Vaping "A Blessing" In Drastically Reducing Number Of Smokers In Iceland | VAPENEWS HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD | Scoop.it
In 2014, 35,000 Icelanders self-identified as smokers, comprising 14% of the population. In 2017, only 9% of Icelanders smoked, or about 22,000 people, Vísir reports. This decrease of about 40% is attributable in part to an increasing in vaping, doctor Guðmundur Karl Snæbjörnsson told reporters.
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E-cigarettes should be on sale in hospital shops, health body says

E-cigarettes should be on sale in hospital shops, health body says | VAPENEWS HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD | Scoop.it
“Our new review reinforces the finding that vaping is a fraction of the risk of smoking, at least 95% less harmful, and of negligible risk to bystanders. Yet over half of smokers either falsely believe that vaping is as harmful as smoking or just don’t know.

“It would be tragic if thousands of smokers who could quit with the help of an e-cigarette are being put off due to false fears about their safety.”
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The Smoker's Show Episode 1 "Introduction"

The first in a series of episodes dedicated to smokers and how they can transition to vaping. Hosted by Phil Busardo & Dimitris Agrafiotis! Phil Busardo'
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Excellent video, especially for those who wants to quit smoking!
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OP: Stop smoking, start vaping

OP: Stop smoking, start vaping | VAPENEWS HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD | Scoop.it
Vaping is a safer, healthier alternative for many past and present smokers. The community is widespread, and there are loads of informational posts, videos and blogs dedicated to helping newcomers. Despite the stigma around vaping, many people have found that it is an extremely helpful way to end a deadly smoking addiction, which is reason enough to give vaping a try.
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Time to wake up on e-cigs

Time to wake up on e-cigs | VAPENEWS HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD | Scoop.it
The arrest of a couple in Pathum Thani on Tuesday for allegedly selling electronic cigarettes has prompted users of the alternative products to come out and press lawmakers to revise the law, saying the ban is dogged by misinformation. And they are not wrong about that.
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Older Smokers Are Now Trying Vaping | Live Newspaper

Older Smokers Are Now Trying Vaping | Live Newspaper | VAPENEWS HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD | Scoop.it
Dr. Steven Schroeder who leads the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center in California says that vaping is a much safer alternative than smoking combustible cigarettes. While he admits that vaping still contains nicotine, it does not contain the harmful chemicals found in cigarettes. This alone makes vaping up to two thirds less harmful than smoking.
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Indoor E-cigarette restrictions increase prenatal smoking

Indoor E-cigarette restrictions increase prenatal smoking | VAPENEWS HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD | Scoop.it
Laws that prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in private workplaces, bars and restaurants may increase cigarette use by as much as 30 percent for pregnant women, according to research published in the Journal of Health Economics by Georgia State University economist Michael Pesko
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Ban on nicotine is bad policy

You don’t have to be a medical insider to understand that smoking a substance that causes cancer is a lot more damaging than smoking one that doesn’t.

Yet health authorities here, by threatening to put people in prison for possessing nicotine, have in effect banned electronic cigarettes, which offer a much safer way for addicted smokers to get their nicotine hit.
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‘Factual errors’ at e-cig inquiry

‘Factual errors’ at e-cig inquiry | VAPENEWS HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD | Scoop.it
A British government agency has accused a trio of top Australian public health advocates, including prominent anti-smoking campaigner Simon Chapman, of putting a “series of factual errors” to a parliamentary inquiry into vaping and the use of e-cigarettes, which are effectively illegal in Australia.

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The Role Social Media Plays in Quitting Smoking

Apart from the use of social media and smoking intervention sites, smokers can gradually quit smoking using electronic cigarettes. A study involving 7326 vapers showed an impressive 85% successfully stopped smoking and 50% reduced the urge to smoke by fifty percent.
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London Fire Brigade want more people to vape rather than smoke

London Fire Brigade is trying to convince more people to switch to vaping rather than smoking because they pose less of a risk of fire.
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Research Shows No Harm in Passive Vaping

Research Shows No Harm in Passive Vaping | VAPENEWS HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD | Scoop.it
The report, noted in a press release issued by the British government, found that vapers were exposed to just a small fraction of the risks associated with cigarette smoking. It noted significant health improvements as well.

In addition, the study also showed that those who experienced passive vaping were at no risk of any health problems
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Report finds there is no harm in passive vaping

Not only did the report conclude that vaping poses only a small fraction of the risks of smoking and switching completely from smoking to vaping conveys substantial health benefits, but it found that "there have been no identified health risks of passive vaping to bystanders".
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Australian Senator protesting against local vaping ban

Australian Senator protesting against local vaping ban | VAPENEWS HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD | Scoop.it
The Senator is rightly pointing out that the government’s stance contrasts with the evidence in favour of the products for harm reduction. “The Government’s position is illogical,” said Senator Bernardi. “Vaping is a much safer way for people to satisfy their nicotine addiction and cravings.”
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Vaping is relatively safe for users according to new study

According to Tanvir Walele, one of the study’s authors, “After two years of continual e-cigarette use, there were no signs of serious health complications in smokers.”
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No adverse health impacts from long term vaping -- Study

No adverse health impacts from long term vaping -- Study | VAPENEWS HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD | Scoop.it
Amsterdam, Netherlands, 17th January 2018 - A new peer-reviewed clinical trial to be published in the February edition of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology shows that regular use of e-cigarettes does not have any negative health impact on smokers.
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The E-cig is safer than tobacco: Fact

The E-cig is safer than tobacco: Fact | VAPENEWS HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD | Scoop.it
E-cigarettes have helped millions of smokers to quit overseas. Misleading or exaggerated information about harm will discourage smokers from switching to this much safer and potentially lifesaving alternative.
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Not just blowing smoke: why governments should embrace vaping

Cigarette smoke inhalation is the leading cause of preventable death in Canada, leading to 100 deaths a day. Making it more difficult for Ontarians to quit smoking cigarettes simply causes more deaths. It does not promote health.
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Some Older Smokers Turn to Vaping. That May Not Be a Bad Idea.

Some Older Smokers Turn to Vaping. That May Not Be a Bad Idea. | VAPENEWS HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD | Scoop.it
What matters is that after ignoring decades of doctors’ warnings and smoking two packs a day, she hasn’t lit up a conventional cigarette in four years and four months.

“Not one cigarette,” she said. “Vaping took its place.”
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E-cigarettes should be marketed as smoking cessation products

However, we also know that restriction of flavors could come at the expense of smokers seeking a route out of their addiction through the use of e-cigarettes. With an estimated 35.5 million smokers in the United States, it is questionable whether the country can afford such a costly error in public policy.
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Top 4 Reasons Vaping Is Better Than Traditional Smoking

Vaping blows smoking out of the water when it comes to harm reduction (which is the fancy way of saying you have a reduced risk of a bunch of deadly diseases). That’s because vaping only heats a substance while smoking actually burns it. It’s the combustion that creates the thousands of toxins found in cigarette smoke, 70 of which have been found to cause cancer in humans.
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Vape, don't smoke - expert

A professor of public health has claimed smoking rates would be dramatically reduced if misinformation wasn't being spread about e-cigarettes.
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