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Public Health England, 28 December 2018 demonstrates the difference between vaping and smoking

In this short, two and half minute video, leading smoking researcher Dr Lion Shahab and Dr Rosemary Leonard conduct a demonstration to show the impact of smoking verus vaping over a one month period...

This Society explores the psychology of smoking, the behaviours and sensations, which can contribute to the addiction, such as holding a cigarette, feeling the smoke in the mouth, throat hit, even the use of a smoking to facilitate social interaction. These factors and the speed of nicotine delivery through electronic cigarettes help simulate the same experiences smokers crave with smoking, which may support increased success rate in quit attempts.
Friday 28th July 2017 (Reuters), the U.S. government announced it proposal to cut nicotine in cigarettes to "non-addictive" levels. This major regulatory change is aimed at moving smokers toward less harmful e-cigarettes and to render tobacco cigarettes minimally addictive.
Department of Health England announced on the 18th of July 2017 their plan to reduce smoking in England, with the specific aim of creating a smoke free generation by the end of 2022. Vaping features as one of the aids to help reach this goal as a means to help smokers kick the habit. Over 200 people die each day in the UK from a smoking related illness... read the full article

Great news, the Australian Parliament’s Health, Aged Care and Sport Committee has commenced an Inquiry into the Use of Electronic Cigarettes and Personal Vaporisers in Australia.

The committee, will investigate the health impacts of e-cigarettes and personal vaporisers, it will also investigate the marketing and use of e-cigarettes for use as an aid to help smokers quite their smoking habit. 

Read how you can put forward your vaping story to help change public health to benefit all fellow vapers

Reviewing urine and saliva samples from 181 people to screen for chemicals, the researchers found that using e-cigs alone resulted in very low exposure to toxins and carcinogens. The researchers said the findings provided strong reassurance that vaping is safer than smoking.

Read the full article here.

New research by ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) October 31, 2016 finds the use of e-cigarettes remains low among young people.

This new research supports that there is no evidence the youth are taking up smoking through their use of electronic cigarettes and regular use of e-cigs is still rare and mostly confined to those who were already smokers or those who had previously smoked. Research also shows a continued decline in smoking among children which is positive news.

There has, however, been a rise in the proportion of young people who mistakenly believe that e-cigarettes are equally as harmful to the user as smoking traditional cigarettes. Between 2013 and 2016 the proportion of youth believing that vaping electronic devices are as equally as harmful increased from 11% to 23%.

Read more and access the ASH Fact Sheet...

Nicotine for use in electronic cigarettes should be legalised in Australia to reduce smoking related disease, say 40 international and Australian experts in a document supporting an application to amend the Poisons Standard in relation to low concentrations of nicotine for use in vaping.

Smoking kills and Australia has 2.8 million smokers of which two out of three will die prematurely from smoking related diseases. According to Tobacco Treatment Specialist, UNSW Associate Professor Colin Mendelsohn smokers efforts in quitting are often met with repeated failure. ‘Using an e-cigarette can effectively satisfy the smoker’s need for nicotine as well as providing ‘a smoking experience’ which many smokers miss after quitting and which often leads to relapse’, says Mendelsohn.

The New Nicotine Alliance submitted an application to the Australian Therapeutics Goods Administration, a not for profit consumer advocacy group supporting public health, has to exempt low concentrations of nicotine for use in electronic cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking. Read more...