#VapeNews July 29 2019

Getting you up to speed with the big vaping stories from the past few days WHO says e-cigarettes, ‘smoke-free’ products do not help reduce cancer The World Health Organization (WHO) has told smokers and governments not to trust claims from tobacco companies about their latest products. Programme manager of WHO’s tobacco control unit, Vinayak Prasad, said the development of new…

#VapeNews July 8 2019

Three big news stories to kick-off this week in vaping Ecigwizard announce new store locations in NHS hospitals Retail chain Ecigwizard has announced the opening of new stores in Sandwell General Hospital and Birmingham City Hospital. In a Facebook post which has been shared 193 times at the time of writing, the company stated: “Vapers! If there was any doubt…

#VapeNews July 1 2019

Panic over the supposed youth vaping epidemic continues to dominate the headlines Here are three of the big stories doing the rounds at the beginning of the week. Vermont Vape Tax Today an eye-watering 92 percent tax goes into effect on all vapour products. State Rep. George Till, who is the main proponent of this new legislation said: “Youth are…

Smokers could save more than a third by switching to vaping

Smokers could save nearly £800 a year by switching to e-cigarettes, according to a recent study. Researchers at University College London (UCL) used data from surveys of 859 adult smokers and vapers in England to calculate the average weekly cost of nicotine products. At just £8.03, e-cigarettes were the cheapest option, followed by nicotine-replacement products like patches and gum at…

San Francisco set to ban vape sales

San Francisco officials have unanimously agreed to implement America’s first e-cigarette sales ban. The ban would also prohibit the manufacture of vape products, forcing pod manufacturer JUUL to relocate. Officials hope that the ban will prevent youth from getting hold of the devices. However, combustible cigarettes will remain on sale in many of the same locations where e-cigarettes are currently…

Royal College of Midwives urges pregnant smokers to switch to vaping

Pregnant smokers should be encouraged to use e-cigarettes to help them quit, new Royal College of Midwives (RCM) guidelines say. The guidelines acknowledge that e-cigarettes are not completely safe but are far less harmful that combustible tobacco. Tobacco smoking is associated with an increased risk of miscarriage, stillbirth and infant sudden death, according to the NHS. Second-hand smoke is also linked…