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Study Finds IQOS Heat-Not-Burn Cigarette Still Releases Carcinogens

A study conducted by researchers at the University of Bern, in Switzerland has found that the popular IQOS heat-not-burn cigarette produced by Philip Morris releases many of the same cancer-inducing chemicals found in regular cigarette smoke, including carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Philip Morris has been promoting the IQOS as a...

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Philip Morris IQOS No Less Harmful Than Cigarettes, French Pneumologist Says

The IQOS heat stick from Philip Morris International is the hottest reduced-risk tobacco product on the market right now, but one French pneumologist claims that it is just as dangerous as regular tobacco cigarettes. In an interview with French newspaper Read More...

London Fire Brigade Advises Smokers to Switch to Vaping to Reduce Risk of Fires

On April 7th, World Health Day, the London Fire Brigade (LFB) issued a press release advising cigarette smokers to switch to electronic cigarettes, if they can't quit nicotine completely, in order to minimize the risk of accidental fires. Over the last three years, the LFB has recorded over 3500 smoking related fires compared to only 14 incidents involving electronic cigarettes over the same period of time. That's over 255 times more blazes caused by smoking and the...

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New Zealand to Regulate Electronic Cigarettes as Consumer Products

When it comes to regulating electronic cigarettes, most countries usually consider two options - regulating them either as tobacco products (even though they contain no tobacco) or as medicinal products, both of which involve severe restrictions that keep e-cigs from fulfilling their full potential. Well, one country is doing the unthinkable, regulating electronic cigarettes as consumer products. Read More...

Clueless U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer Calls E-Cigarettes “Ticking Time Bombs”

Following a string of new reports on "exploding e-cigarettes", New York Senator, Chuck Schumer, decided to take a stand on the issue, calling the electronic vaping devices "ticking time bombs" and demanding that the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the FDA investigate and take appropriate action. As if vaping didn't have enough enemies already, you can now add Democratic Party Senator...

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Phillip Morris Smokeless Cigarette Not as Safe as E-Cigarettes, Big Tobacco Researcher Says

Last year, Phillip Morris International launched a new type of smokeless cigarette called iQOS. It's supposed to be a cleaner and less smelly alternative to smoking, but one researcher at rival Imperial Tobacco doesn't seem to agree with that description. Speaking at a tobacco industry conference in Bologna, last week, Steve Stotesbury, head of scientific regulatory affairs at Imperial Tobacco, had some not-so-nice things to say about the Read More...