It’s time for the Week in Vaping. This week, flavors are luring teens into vaping (they aren’t), vaping impedes quitting (it doesn’t), indoor vaping bans are necessary for public health (they aren’t) and Public Health England were just hypnotized by the tobacco industry into saying e-cigarettes are much safer than cigarettes (of course!).
Amidst continual pressure by the FDA to regulate electronic cigarettes, industry continues to thrive and move forward under the guidance of several intelligent, level-headed minds. Among the most tempered and admired voices in the field is Boston University School of Public Health's Dr. Michael Siegel.
The latest edition of the Week in Vaping is here, covering a few new pieces of research – one of which is thoroughly laughable – some legislative news and the best news stories and blog posts from the week.
We interviewed Prof. Jean-Françios Etter about a new study which looked at the long-term behavior of vapers.
With some claims that e-cigarettes are going to give us all cancer, more bans on vaping in Malaysian regions, some irrational state legislation proposed in the US, some positive coverage in the mainstream media, several excellent blog posts and a new coalition of students dedicated to spreading more bullshit about e-cigarettes, it’s the Week in Vaping.
Over the last few weeks, reports of a "mystery illness" relating to vaping have been making their rounds, but what's really going on? What do we know so far? Should nicotine vapers be worried? Here's everything you need to know.
The newest thinly-veiled attempt to stoke fear of e-cigarettes is a curious one: e-cigarettes can infect your computer with malware.
Along with the usual repetition of myths and the hyping of battery explosions, there have been a couple of positive stories published in mainstream media outlets this week, and some lively debate about whether schools should allow students to vape if they’d otherwise be smoking. The Week in Vaping covers all these stories and more!
The Week in Vaping is back, with a run-down of the latest vaping and tobacco harm reduction related research, a look at recently proposed legislation, regulations and bans on vaping – increasingly frequently stretching outdoors – and some of the best blog posts from the community this week.
The Global Forum on Nicotine included talks from over 80 experts in vaping science, policy and more, taking place over three days in Warsaw. There was a lot of useful information shared over the course of the weekend, but here are my top 10 take-away points.
The effectiveness of electronic cigarettes as a quit smoking aid just received a huge boost with a new Italian study published on the scientific journal PLOS ONE. In the first ever clincal trial on the effectiveness of tobacco reduction and smoking cessation rates using e-cigarettes, ECLAT found up to a 13 percent quit rate in participants over a 52 week period.
Trump announced recently that he's backing off from the flavor ban. At least for now. While of course a welcomed move from those within the industry, it still leaves a skeptical flavor (excuse the pun) in the mouths of professionals and connoisseurs. That the battle may be won, but the war certainly isn't.
Skycig is set to become blu eCigs in May, after recently being acquired by Lorillard. Is this a sign Big Tobacco will take over the market?
Keeping up with all of the new studies, devices, blog posts and legislation in the world of vaping isn’t easy, so we’re happy to present the first of our weekly roundups of what’s been going on in the industry: the week in vaping.
“Won’t somebody please think of the children” is one of the core rallying calls of the anti-vaping fanatics, and Cancer Research UK is evidently paying attention.
TL;DR? An imminent nationwide survey produced by a group of French MPs launching to better understand public opinion on recreational...
On November 8, California voters decided to say a firm ‘yes’ to Proposition 56, which will increase the excise tax on cigarettes and other products containing nicotine by a hefty margin.
Researchers are spying on your tweets, a judge in New York has been smart enough to declare that vaping is not smoking, more evidence-based rationality emerges from the UK and journalists are given a much-needed dose of common sense on the (non) issue of “e-cigarette battery explosions” – it’s the Week in Vaping.
The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) in the UK has recently announced that it will regulate e-cigarettes (as well as other nicotine-containing products) as medicines from 2016 onwards. This move is a huge step forwards for the e-cig industry – despite some concerns – but what will the legislation mean for UK vapers? And is the FDA likely to pursue their regulation in the same vein?
A recent South Jersey Times opinion piece on e-cigs illustrates this ability beautifully, as if it was designed as a template for media-based e-cig bashing. If you're a journalist looking to publish some brain-dead word-farts on the topic of e-cigs, this is the resource for you.