British magician in incendiary FDA campaign

British street magician and illusionist Julius Dein features in a new campaign by the FDA to discourage teenagers from vaping.  The magician, who has almost 800,000 subscribers on YouTube, features in the FDA’s ‘The Real Cost’ campaign. Airing on American TV channels, the campaign is aimed at youngsters who vape. This is the first time the FDA has used a…

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…

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…