84% of fatal ‘EVALI’ lung illness cases linked to THC

Most fatal ‘EVALI’ cases can be attributed to vaporised THC oil, not nicotine e-liquid, a CDC investigation has revealed The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its partners have investigated the outbreak of “E-cigarette or vaping product use associated lung injury” that is believed to have claimed 34 lives so far. The CDC investigated 1,604 cases across 24…

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…