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New Zealand Government to Recommend Vaping as Safer Alternative to Smoking

New Zealand's Ministry of Health has announced a campaign promoting electronic cigarettes as a safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes in an effort to encourage smokers to quit the habit. The campaign, scheduled to be launched in August, marks a significant change in the Government stance on vaping. The Ministry of Health has so far been cautious in regards to electronic cigarettes, and its...

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Researchers Accuse EU Commission of Ignoring Science on E-Cigarettes

Despite overwhelming scientific evidence that electronic cigarettes are a much less harmful alternative to smoking tobacco, lawmakers continue to ignore facts, preferring instead to make all sorts of ridiculous claims that make absolutely no sense, either out of ignorance or to support their agenda.

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Blogger Arrested for Possession of Electronic Cigarette in Thailand

With most governments around the world considering excessive regulations and taxes for electronic cigarettes, things aren't exactly looking up for us vapers, but we should always keep in mind that the situation could be much worse. A good case in point is the recent arrest of a popular Thai blogger for possession of an electronic cigarette and a bottle of e-liquid. 29-year-old Manusaya...

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Recommending E-Cigarettes as Safer Alternative to Smoking Is “Irresponsible”, Researcher Claims

Dr Stuart Flint, a psychologist and Senior Research Fellow at Leeds Beckett’s Carnegie School of Sport, in Leeds, UK, recently published an opinion letter in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine Journal, in which he slams health organisations for promoting e-cigarettes as a healthier alternative to smoking. "Until substantial evidence has been gathered on the health implications of...

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Italy Votes to Effectively Destroy the Independent Vaping Sector

If you think vaping regulations and taxes are bad in your country, take comfort in the fact that it can always get worse. Take Italy, where  recently adopted legislation introduced a "super-tax" of €5 ($6) per every 10 ml of e-liquid - even if it doesn't contain nicotine - and banned the sales of vaping products both online and in specialized shops without a tobacco license. The move is expected to put thousands of companies out of business and leave tens of thousand...

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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

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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.

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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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