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E-Cigarettes Should Be Part of Support for Smokers Suffering from Mental Illness, Experts State

The Mental Health & Smoking Partnership, an initiative of some of the most important anti-smoking and mental health organisations in the UK, recently put out a statement on electronic cigarettes, asking health professionals to consider them as support to help smokers suffering from mental illness quit. Research shows that tobacco smoking is much more prevalent among people with...

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E-Cigarettes Should Be Promoted As Quit Smoking Aid, British Psychological Society Says

You can now add the British Psychological Society to the long list of UK-based health organizations that support electronic cigarettes as a healthier alternative to tobacco cigarettes and as a way to help smokers quit the habit. In a briefing titled Changing behaviour: Electronic cigarettes, the British Psychological Society (BPS) recently made a series of...

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Scotland’s National Health Service Acknowledges That Vaping Is Safer Than Smoking

Despite what e-cigarette opponents and the biased media want you to believe, scientific evidence clearly shows that vaping is orders of magnitudes safer than smoking tobacco. Health specialists have known this for a while now, and they are finally coming out and acknowledging that e-cigarettes are a much less dangerous alternative to cigarettes. The latest to admit this fact is NHS Scotland. At...

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Study Claims That E-Cigarettes Could Cause Bladder Cancer

A report presented at the recent American Urological Association’s Annual Meeting claimed that the use of electronic cigarettes can lead to increased risks of bladder cancer. In a small pilot study, researchers at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville found two of the five compounds linked to bladder cancer in the urine of e-cigarette users. News of the potential link...

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U.S. Congressmen Resume Efforts to Ease FDA Vaping Regulations

Republican congressmen Tom Cole (Oklahoma) and Sanford Bishop (Georgia) have recently introduced legislation to amend the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s regulations of new tobacco products. They are attempting to change the predicate date for new tobacco products from February 15, 2007 to August 8, 2016, the day that the FDA regulations came into effect, thus ensuring that most vaping products remain on the market without having to go through the...

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U.S. Surgeon General Calls Vaping “Major Public Health Concern”

With tobacco smoking killing 1 in 2 smokers, many reputed health professional see vaping as a benefit for public health, but according to U.S. Surgeon Genral Vivek H. Murthy they are a "major public health concern" that has to be treated the same as any other tobacco product. In a report released last Thursday, Murthy repeatedly refers to vaping as "a form of tobacco use", conveniently...

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Republican Senator Urges FDA to Cease Implementation of E-Cigarette Regulations Pending Administration Change

Republican Senator Ron Johnson, a long-time supporter of vaping, recently wrote to a letter to the Food and Drug Administration, urging it to cease the implementation of e-cigarette deeming regulations pending the change in administration coming in January. "On November 8, the American people voiced their disapproval of the type of government that ignores the input of small business...

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Company That Opened First Brick-and-Mortar Vape Shop in U.S. to Shut Down Due to FDA Regulations

Totally Wicked, one of the world's first electronic cigarette companies, and the first to open a brick-and-mortar vape shop on U.S. soil, recently announced that it would be shutting down by 2018, primarily as a result of the new FDA regulations. "It is currently impossible to see any way through the impasse the FDA is imposing on businesses like ours across the USA," Fraser Cropper,...

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E-Liquid Now a Health Hazard for the Eyes, Ophthalmologists Warn

Dripping e-cigarette liquid in your eyes is apparently a bad idea, at least according to the conclusion of a case report recently published in the JAMA Ophthalmology journal. The authors, a team of eye doctors from Scotland, recounted the case of an unnamed woman who dripped e-liquid, instead of eye-drops, in her eyes, by mistake. She claimed that the bottles looked very similar at a glance, and...

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Research Center Calls E-Cigarette Regulations “A Win for Liars and Big Tobacco”

Capital Research Center, an independent investigative think tank founded in 1984, recently published an article about the deeming regulations of electronic cigarettes recently enforced by the Food and Drug Administration. After analyzing the facts, they called the new rules "a win for liars and Big Tobacco". "The Food and Drug Administration has joined with Big Tobacco in an effort...

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