American Cancer Society releases 2nd statement commending e-cigs


The American Cancer Society (ACA) has released a second statement, tentatively encouraging the use of e-cigarettes over combustible tobacco.

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FDA hit with 255,000 fake comments urging a ban on e-liquid flavors

It has been reported that the FDA was recently flooded by an "unprecedented" 255,000 fake comments urging it to ban flavored e-liquids.

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Interview with tobacco control advocate David Sweanor

This month, THR Rendez-vous interviewed tobacco control advocate David Sweanor on a number of topics, including tobacco harm reduction and this year's Global Forum on Nicotine. THR Rendez-vous, an online blog, has hosted "cyberinterviews with 180 tobacco control advocates from all over the world" since 1999.

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HNB, Aldehydes and Subohming

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Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos has produced another study in conjunction with colleague at the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Centre. This one compares the emissions from an IQOS heated tobacco product with the vape from an ecigarette and smoke from tobacco. While vaping is much safer than both, he has words of caution for subohmers.

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Vaping helps even hardened smokers quit

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A new study by the University of Anglia published today sheds light on how vaping helps people stop smoking - even when they don't want to.

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Experts back e-cigarettes

Experts at the 5th Global Forum on Nicotine, held in Warsaw last week, agree on the urgent need to embrace a harm reduction model for e-cigarettes. To deprive smokers of a less harmful alternative would be "unethical", said Dr. Farsalinos.

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First 'evidence' linking e-cigs to COPD and laryngeal cancer

Dr. Farsalinos reviews the first "evidence" of e-cigarette use linked to chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) and laryngeal cancer.

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The Rise of Vaping in five charts

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For travelers looking forward to their summer holidays, what to pack can be a source of stress. But did you know that taking an e-cigarette with you to countries such as Thailand could land you with a fine - or even time in jail? 

Countries including the Seychelles, Brazil and Argentina have also banned the sale of e-cigarettes, but spending on them globally is going up. 

These charts tell the story of a growing industry - but how many people vape, how much is being spent on e-cigarettes and why do people buy them?

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Vapers and non-smokers have the same flourishing gut flora

An international team of researchers examined gut bacteria from smokers, vapers and non-smokers. The findings indicate that the gut bacteria of vapers and non-smokers is the same, while smokers have significant differences in their microbiome.

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The Aspire SkyStar Revvo Kits are here!

Aspire SkyStar Revvo Kits

Ready to upgrade your setup? Read on about one of the newest offerings from Aspire, the SkyStar Revvo Kit. The kit combines the powerful SkyStar mod with the groundbreaking Revvo atomizer.

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Dr Farsalinos comments on recent study on the presence of metals in e-liquids

The latest wave of anti-vaping articles feature a recent study from John Hopkins School of Public Health. The study claims to have found unsafe levels of metals in e-liquids. Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos, research fellow at Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center and an early researcher into the effects of vaping, comments on this most recent assault on vaping and helps put the study's results into context.

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American Cancer Society changes its position on e-cigarettes

"Some positive news from the US, as the American Cancer Society (ACS) released a statement indicating a change in attitude towards electronic cigarettes. The organization finally recognizes the research in favour of e-cigarette use for smoking cessation, and recommends that physicians support smokers who choose the devices as their preferred cessation aids."

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Public Health England re-affirms benefits of switching to Vaping

Three years after their groundbreaking review, Public Health England (PHE) has released another independent expert evidence review on the effects of vaping. Their key take-away re-affirms their initial findings from 2015: "vaping is only a small fraction of the risks of smoking and switching completely from smoking to vaping conveys substantial health benefits".

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Landmark e-cigarette report explodes myth that vaping is as toxic as smoking

A new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) - commissioned by FDA - evaluates the available evidence on the health effects of e-cigarettes. Their findings conclude that "e-cigarettes are less dangerous than regular cigarettes", among others.

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Study shows switching to e-cigarettes has a positive impact on oral health

Research from Italy that looked at the oral condition of real-world vapers who had just switched from smoking, indicated that the shift to the safer alternatives greatly improved their oral health.

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