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  • New vaping insights based on FDA’s PATH Survey 2013-2014
    Post time: Oct-21-2017

    Analyzing data from the baseline 2013-2014 Food and Drug Administration-funded Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) study, my economist colleague Nantaporn Plurphanswat and I have produced a comprehensive study of e-cigarette use in the United States. The research appears in the jo...Read more »

  • Local Vaping Bans Undermining Public Health, Permits Smoking
    Post time: Oct-20-2017

      Localities across the country are attempting to curtail access to electronic cigarettes in the name of protecting public health, but experts are warning such policies undermine gains made in reducing the smoking rate.   The R Street Institute, a free-market think tank based in Washi...Read more »

  • Study: Local Vaping Bans Will Prevent Cigarette Smokers From Quitting
    Post time: Oct-19-2017

    According to a new public health report, bans against vaping are making it harder for Americans to quit smoking. Many health experts have noted that electronic cigarettes are an effective tool in helping smokers to quit, but that has not stopped the federal government and many local governments ...Read more »

  • NZ health ministry releases statement about e-cig use for smoking cessation
    Post time: Oct-18-2017

    In March 2011, the Government of New Zealand adopted the Smokefree 2025 goal for the country. In line with this campaign, last April Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner announced that e-cigarettes would be legalized. He said that in doing so New Zealand is adopting a low risk approach, while ...Read more »

  • More official support from the UK, and California vape bans derail
    Post time: Oct-17-2017

      British Psychological Society endorses vaping In another sign of the British medical establishment’s swing towards tobacco harm reduction, the British Psychological Society published a new briefing paper this week which places the organisation firmly in the pro-THR camp. Titled Changing B...Read more »

  • NHS Health Scotland: E-cigs ‘definitely’ less harmful than smoking
    Post time: Oct-16-2017

      E-cigarettes are “definitely” less harmful than smoking tobacco, health bodies in Scotland have stated for the first time. NHS Health Scotland said it wanted to “clarify” confusion around the harms and benefits of vaping devices. More than 20 organisations have sig...Read more »

  • UK study recommends e-cigs as smoking cessation tools
    Post time: Oct-13-2017

    The report ‘Changing behaviour: Electronic cigarettes‘ published this week, aims to raise awareness and makes a number of recommendations pertaining to how e-cigarettes should be included in smoking cessation programs. “For smokers trying to quit, e-cigarettes are more attractive than traditiona...Read more »

  • Australian health expert calls for a switch from cigarettes to e-cigarettes
    Post time: Oct-12-2017

    The latest research from Georgetown University Medical Center in the United States, indicates that up to 6.6 million early deaths could be avoided across the country, if smokers had to switch to e-cigarettes. In Australia e-cigarettes may be purchased normally, however nicotine-containing e-liqu...Read more »

  • FEELLiFE will attend The Vaper Expo UK 2017 in Oct.27th- 29th, Birmingham NEC
    Post time: Oct-11-2017

    After gaining great success in INTERTABAC, Dortmund, Germany in Sep. 22th- 24th, FEELLiFE is now  urgently prepared for its next expo- The Vaper Expo UK 2017, which is held in Birmingham NEC on Oct. 27th- 29th. FEELLiFE BOOTH is A195. The Vaper Expo October 2017 – The Return ‘A Celebration...Read more »

  • NY lawmaker wants to ban flavoured e-liquids in the state
    Post time: Oct-10-2017

    Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan), introduced a bill to ban the sale and distribution of flavoured e-cigarette liquids in New York, last week. “That kind of product is meant to appeal to kids,” she said whilst echoing the unsound arguments made by the previous Surgeon General. “I don’t...Read more »

  • Mixed news from the USA
    Post time: Oct-09-2017

      Fake FDA “Vaping memo” causes confusion There was widespread confusion among US vaping advocates and the industry last week, after what appeared to be a leaked memo from FDA director Scott Gottlieb started circulating. There are rumours that the memo has been used by at least one vaping ...Read more »

  • More bad formaldehyde research, and more bad laws
    Post time: Sep-30-2017

    Meanwhile the FDA was forced into another climbdown over its Deeming Regulations deadlines, as a key computer system collapsed under the load. Manufacturers have been given an extra twelve days to register their products after a chorus of complaints was acknowledged by director Gottlieb.   ...Read more »

  • Big Tobacco vs Small Vaping: Why Big Players Want a Slice of the Pie
    Post time: Sep-29-2017

    Whenever a new technology comes along, its marketers proclaim it is better than the previously existing technology. If the original product had associated health concerns, then the new product is also said to be safer. So it was with Big Pharma’s new opioids, which it said were less or not-at-al...Read more »

  • The danger of keeping the public in the dark about tobacco alternatives
    Post time: Sep-28-2017

    A critique by public health experts Dr. Lynn Kozlowski of the School of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Buffalo, and David Sweanor of the Center for Health Law, Policy and Ethics at the University of Ottawa, pointed out that many smokers are still unaware about the ris...Read more »

  • Vape lord Sean Hannity puffs e-cig on set
    Post time: Sep-27-2017

    Reader, some days this job is a depressing trudge through banal evil, and some days it’s the highest honor. Today is the latter because I find the video of Fox News host Sean Hannity puffing an e-cig in the middle of his show. “Watch this,” Hannity says before whipping out the vape and puffing —...Read more »

  • Vaping technology could improve health, cut costs
    Post time: Sep-26-2017

    When it comes to the percentage of its population on Medicaid, New Mexico is at the top of the heap. An astonishing 44 percent of our state’s population is on Medicaid. This is a costly situation for taxpayers in the other 49 states who pick up nearly $5 billion of the program’s annual $6 billio...Read more »

  • FEELLiFE drew worldwide attention in INTERTABAC 2017, Germany
    Post time: Sep-25-2017

    In Sep. 22th- 24th, FEELLiFE attended the big show of tobacco industry – INTERTABAC 2017, the show is generally known as the following 10 good reasons:   1. The World’s leading flagship trade fair 2. International top decision-makers and buyers on site  3. 8 Exhibition halls with more...Read more »

  • NHS Scotland says vaping is ‘definitely’ safer than smoking
    Post time: Sep-25-2017

    Over 20 organisations have signed up to the consensus statement released by the NHS, amongst which the British Lung Foundation and Cancer Research UK. Following the report released last year by Public Health England (PHE), famously saying that vaping is at least 95% safer than smoking, the UK ha...Read more »

  • UK Health Institute ignores PHE report in favour of e-cigs
    Post time: Sep-23-2017

    After last year the PHE famously announced that it was endorsing e-cigarettes for smoking cessation, smoking rates in the UK have been on a steep decline. Infact according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the amount of smokers in 2016 went down to 15.8%, from 17.2% in 2015, which equ...Read more »

  • Vaping debate: Are health officials deceiving us for our own good?
    Post time: Sep-22-2017

    Even with new federal rules meant to discourage “vaping” taking effect last month, the battle over “e-cigarettes” in the United States just keeps building. More than 9 million Americans regularly use vaping devices in which they apply heat to a liquid — sometimes but not always including nicoti...Read more »

  • Australia : Harm reduction endorsed for drug use but not for smoking
    Post time: Sep-21-2017

    Conjoint Associate Professor at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney and a long-standing member of the AMA himself , Professor Colin Mendelsohn, points out that curiously the effective harm reduction approach that is being adopted towards subs...Read more »

  • NZ study compares the effectivity of e-cigs and patches for smoking cessation
    Post time: Sep-20-2017

    The study titled Electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation: a randomised controlled trial, was published on The Lancet earlier this month. The research was conducted between Sept 6, 2011, and July 5, 2013 by recruiting 657 adult smokers who wanted to quit. 289 of the study participants were gi...Read more »

  • UK train company bans vaping aboard its trains
    Post time: Sep-19-2017

    Last month, the train company decided to apply its own interpretation of the UK Railway Bylaws and ban vaping aboard its trains. The change in policy was announced via a press release, and understandably did not go down well. An article published last week on the New Nicotine Alliance (NNA), web...Read more »

  • City regulators throw out new vape age limit ban
    Post time: Sep-18-2017

    Less positively, a prominent European health conference has focused on vaping – and produced a lot of bad science in the process. At least two papers at the European Respiratory Society’s annual congress made alarmist claims based on very poor (or no) evidence.   Tobacco 21 anti-vaping law ...Read more »

  • Opinions about vaping during pregnancy
    Post time: Sep-15-2017

    “Maternal vaping increased the risk and severity of allergic asthma in offspring”, claims a new study from the University of Technology in Australia. The researchers are expected to present their findings tomorrow, at the ongoing European Respiratory Society International Congress which is takin...Read more »

  • Vape Shop Owners Object to New State Tax Proposal, Say Stores Will Close
    Post time: Sep-14-2017

    Vape shop owners are fired up over a new plan by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to levy a 75 percent excise tax on products purchased from wholesalers. The tax proposal, contained in the Democratic governor’s revised budget released Friday, threatens the future of the industry, the owners said. They pred...Read more »

  • SMOKE SCREENED We reveal the countries where vaping is BANNED – and could even get you chucked in prison
    Post time: Sep-13-2017

    Places like Dubai, Turkey, Thailand and Egypt have made vaping illegal following advice form the World Health Organisation TURNING to vaping as a way to give up smoking is supposed to be good for you – but it turns out that enjoying an e-cig abroad has been getting British tourists into se...Read more »

  • Surgeon General’s report and formaldehyde myth get hammered in journals
    Post time: Sep-12-2017

      Researchers slam Surgeon-General’s e-cig report Last December’s report on e-cigarettes by then US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy caused outrage among vapers, who accused the relatively inexperienced Huddersfield-born doctor of having produced a grossly inaccurate document. Now their crit...Read more »

  • Vape tax brings in millions – and is said to close over 100 Pa. businesses
    Post time: Sep-11-2017

    Myk Londino didn’t expect e-cigarettes to lead him to his life’s work. He just wanted to quit smoking, and nothing else had worked for him. But after vaping helped him ditch cigarettes, he fell in love, as he put it. He decided to dedicate his time to helping others switch from cigs to their ele...Read more »

  • Experts re-analyse the data on which the Surgeon General’s report was based
    Post time: Sep-09-2017

    Last December, the former US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, released a report saying that increased e-cigarette use amongst young people is a “major public health concern”, and urged lawmakers to implement even harsher regulations in relation to use amongst minors. Upon the release of Murthy’s re...Read more »

  • San Francisco tobacco flavour ban upheld
    Post time: Sep-08-2017

    In June 2016, California passed a law to restrict the sales of tobacco products which included electronic cigarettes to adults of over 21 years of age. Yet officials argued that this was not enough. In their opinion, the fact that the flavoured products could still be purchased from convenience ...Read more »

  • Latest study by Farsalinos sets the record straight about vaping emissions
    Post time: Sep-07-2017

    Back in 2015, the study Hidden Formaldehyde in E-Cigarette Aerosols made headlines. It was published on The New England Journal of Medicine, and as soon as it was released, it started a media frenzy causing irreparable damage by spreading misinformation. The idea that e-cigarettes are more harmf...Read more »

  • Report: E-cigarette Tax Killing Vape Business in Pennsylvania
    Post time: Sep-06-2017

    A nearly year-old wholesale tax on electronic cigarette products in Pennsylvania has forced a rash of small business closures, a trade magazine reported. According to the Daily Vaper, the 40 percent tax implemented in October 2016 has been responsible for shuttering at least 150 stores, and is t...Read more »

  • Positive strides towards a Smoke-Free Scotland by 2034
    Post time: Sep-05-2017

    Scotland’s aim is to have a “smoke-free generation” by 2034. The University of Edinburgh and NHS Health Scotland, carried out an inquiry to determine whether efforts to reduce smoking are working. The data collected indicates that the local tobacco control strategy is working, however smoking co...Read more »

  • Scientists Agree Vaping Is Helping Smokers Quit And Saving Lives
    Post time: Sep-04-2017

    A study released Thursday is bolstering the image of e-cigarettes as a tool to ditch smoking, showing that daily use exponentially boosts a smoker’s chances of successfully quitting. Researchers from the Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center investigated smokers’ habits ...Read more »

  • FDA Lies About Vaping While the CDC Inches Toward the Truth
    Post time: Sep-01-2017

    Between 2011 and 2016, according to survey data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cigarette smoking by teenagers fell by half, cigar smoking fell by a third, pipe smoking fell by two-thirds, and smokeless tobacco use fell by a quarter. Yet according to the Food and Drug A...Read more »

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