Category: Vapor

Missing even a no-brainer

Missing even a no-brainer

| July 12, 2018

If the legalization of e-cigarettes is a ‘no-brainer’ from the point of view of health but politicians will not legalize them; there are basically only two conclusions that can be drawn.

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$10,000 fine for quit attempt

$10,000 fine for quit attempt

| July 12, 2018

What sort of a society would threaten to fine a person $10,000 for trying to access a quit-smoking device that has been proved to be effective?

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Flavors key to switching

Flavors key to switching

| July 11, 2018

The role that e-liquid flavors plays in encouraging smokers to switch from smoking to vaping – from a risky habit to a much less-risky one – is significant and growing.

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Spam flavor

Spam flavor

| July 11, 2018

The reaction by some people to a US public consultation on the use of flavors in vaping products has left a bad taste in the mouth.

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Getting the message across

Getting the message across

| July 10, 2018

Too many smokers, especially mature smokers, are not being made aware of the benefits that accrue to those who switch from smoking to vaping.

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Looking again at vaping

Looking again at vaping

| July 5, 2018

The new Premier of Ontario, Canada, has done smokers and vapers a service by putting on hold legislation that was designed by the previous-administration and that lumped vaping with smoking.

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E-liquid tax postponed

E-liquid tax postponed

| July 5, 2018

Vapers and smokers in Indonesia have been granted a stay of execution by the Government, which is delaying until October the imposition of a 57 percent tax-burden on e-liquids.

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Vapers; here’s your chance

Vapers; here’s your chance

| July 3, 2018

Citizens often feel helpless in the face of officialdom – mere anecdotes in a nation’s ledger; but US vapers are being given the opportunity to make their voices heard in high places.

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Smoke-free simulcasting

Smoke-free simulcasting

| June 22, 2018

Trying to enlist the creative, media and communications communities as ambassadors for a smoke-free world is a smart move, a responsible move, and a brave move.

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Spreading the word

Spreading the word

| June 22, 2018

Although it is essential to get across the positive messages about vaping; it is necessary too to counter the negative messages where they are found to be misleading and, even, baseless.

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What’s not to like?

What’s not to like?

| June 21, 2018

“Not only does it [vaping] substitute many of the physical, psychological, social and cultural elements of cigarette smoking, but it is pleasurable … convenient and cheaper than smoking.”

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Taxing progress

Taxing progress

| June 21, 2018

Given that vaping can be effective in encouraging – a word used advisedly here – people to quit smoking tobacco; a tax on e-liquids seems to be a tax on good health.

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UK in optimistic mood

UK in optimistic mood

| June 20, 2018

The UK has been struggling to maintain its previously-strong, smoking-to-vaping conversion-rate, but vape shop owners think this year is going to be a good one.

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Smoking in rapid decline

Smoking in rapid decline

| June 20, 2018

The US seems to be within a virtuous circle in which adult smokers are quitting and potential new recruits to smoking are being distracted by less-risky products.

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Listen to me, I’m an expert

Listen to me, I’m an expert

| June 19, 2018

Public opinion apparently isn’t an issue in Australia, where health policy decisions are not based on such opinions and where, presumably, people are told what to think and do by experts.

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HNBs offer positive change

HNBs offer positive change

| June 19, 2018

After decades of hand-wringing over the damage caused by smoking, many authorities seem intent on undermining what to many people looks like one of the best solutions on offer.

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Ingredients labeling sought

Ingredients labeling sought

| June 18, 2018

The American Medical Association could have increased the impact of its vaping press note if it had identified the research to which it refers.

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More evidence on IQOS

More evidence on IQOS

| June 15, 2018

A six-month clinical study by Philip Morris International is said to have shown that there are improvements in the biological response of people who switch to IQOS rather than continue smoking.

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Panic stalks the land

Panic stalks the land

| June 15, 2018

Although vaping in the US has failed to become an epidemic among young people, opponents are maintaining an orange-level panic because that’s what they do best.

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Another day, another panic

Another day, another panic

| June 14, 2018

Electronic cigarettes seem to instil in some authorities a sense of panic that is not detectable in the case of far-more-risky combustible cigarettes.

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