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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 [...]

New study quells fears of nicotine exposure from ‘passive vaping’

A recent study found that bystanders are exposed to far less nicotine when around vapers than smokers. Researchers from Spain and Portugal trapped tobacco smoke [...]

Busting the myth that smoking ‘calms the nerves’ for Stress Awareness Month

Quitting smoking has been scientifically proven to benefit mental health by lowering levels of depression and anxiety after complete cessation. The NHS advises switching to [...]

Anti-smoking charity defends PHE’s pro-vaping stance

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) chief executive Deborah Arnott has defended Public Health England (PHE) for promoting vaping as a smoking-cessation initiative. Ms Arnott [...]

News: TPD comes under fire from pro-vape groups, and health experts in Europe

The EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) has come under fire from two separate groups within Europe, including health experts in Switzerland, calling for an amendment [...]

News: Only 29 percent of GPs and pharmacists believe e-cigarettes are “very effective” as a quit-smoking aid

New survey data sheds light on the continuing scepticism of e-cigarettes among healthcare professionals, despite the NHS and Public Health England (PHE) endorsing them as [...]

News: E-cigarettes do not ‘re-normalise smoking’ for young people

The so-called ‘re-normalisation’ of smoking among impressionable young people has been used many times to attack vaping, with governments tightening e-cigarette regulations in response to [...]