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#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 [...]

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: 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 [...]

World Cancer Day 2019: Leading UK expert answers common questions on e-cigarettes

Smoking remains the biggest cause of preventable death in the UK, as all around the globe healthcare workers, cancer survivors, charities and researchers mark World Cancer [...]

Study shows vaping is twice as effective as patches or gum in helping smokers quit

Smokers are twice as likely to successfully quit with e-cigarettes than with nicotine patches or gum, according to a new study. The randomised controlled trial [...]

News: Vaping permitted at Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Vapers can use e-cigarettes on-site at the Derbyshire hospital for the first time, following advice given by Public Health England. From Tuesday 22 January, Chesterfield [...]