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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 [...]

People with severe mental illnesses benefit from tailored quit support

Bespoke smoking-cessation support can double quit rates for those with severe mental illnesses, according to a trial commissioned by the NHS. Smoking is the single [...]

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 [...]

Easter vaping: Exploring the very best chocolate e-liquids

Chocolate e-liquids have long been a contentious subject among vaping enthusiasts. What seems, on paper, to be a simple profile has proven extremely difficult to [...]

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 [...]