Vaping could help 70,000 smokers in England quit each year

E-cigarettes could help between 50,000 and 70,000 smokers in England quit every year, a new study has found The researchers assessed the link between the use of e-cigarettes and the success rate of quitting smoking. The number of smokers in England who successful quit tobacco increased from 2011 as the number of e-cigarette users increased. As e-cigarette uptake plateaued in…

‘No evidence of harm’ from second hand vaping, expert claims

There is no evidence that ‘second hand vaping’ poses a risk to bystanders, an expert has claimed. Professor John Britton made the comments at a Science Media Centre panel briefing. Experts discussed e-cigarette safety following the recent outbreak of lung illnesses in the US. Professor Britton is Director of the UK Centre for Tobacco & Alcohol Studies and Consultant in…

US bill limits pods to 20mg

A US congressman has introduced a bill that would limit e-cigarette pods to 20mg of nicotine Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi (Illinois) introduced the bill on Monday. The bill is the ‘END ENDS Act’, which stands for ‘End Nicotine Dependence from Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems Act’. It will also allow the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to lower the limit even…

New York flavour ban goes into effect

The New York flavour ban proposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo is now in effect after state officials voted to carry out the executive action Vapers will only be able to buy tobacco and menthol flavours. However, officials will consider extending the ban to include menthol, health commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said. The emergency legislation will last for 90 days and…