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US city to stop hiring vapers

A US city is to stop hiring vapers and smokers. The city hopes the move will encourage a healthy workplace and reduce medical costs. Applicants to Dayton, Ohio public sector jobs will be tested for nicotine and tobacco during pre-employment screenings. This will apply where the city has received ‘reliable’ information that the applicant uses tobacco or nicotine. Current employees…

Gottlieb lands Big Pharma job

Former FDA commissioner Dr Scott Gottlieb is to join Chantix and Nicotrol-maker Pfizer’s board of directors. The staunch vape industry critic and frequent user of the phrase ‘youth vaping epidemic’ made the announcement on Twitter on Thursday afternoon. I’m honored to be joining the board of directors of #Pfizer and working together with more than 90,000 Pfizer colleagues to promote…

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…

Vape helps Sophie Turner channel emotions on set

Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner cried on cue after her dialect coach took her vape away, according to X-Men: Dark Phoenix co-star, Jennifer Lawrence. Lawrence made the comments during a cast interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! During the scene in question, Turner’s character Jean Grey accidentally kills Lawrence’s character, Raven/Mystique. However, Turner needed a little help in turning on…

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…

E-cigarettes are three times more effective than nicotine patches or gum

A newly-published study has revealed that e-cigarettes are three times for effective than nicotine-replacement therapy (NRT) at helping smokers quit. The study is the third published this year to demonstrate the effectiveness of e-cigarettes over traditional smoking-cessation aids. The cross-sectional survey of almost 20,000 quit attempts revealed that vapers were 95 percent more likely to successfully quit smoking than those…