Jan 31, 2020, the IBVTA launches #VapingSavesLives campaign.
The Independent British Vaping Trade Association (IBVTA) has released a leaflet to help clear the air on misinformation in media headlines about vaping by summarising the facts based on overwhelming credible sources of medical and scientific research. Read more
Download the leaflet here.
Today (28 January 2020) sees in a major shift in policy from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) with the released of a guide for health professionals for reducing smoking rates which includes the use of e-cigarettes (vaping) as a second-line aid for smokers wanting to quit smoking. (Supporting smoking cessation: A guide for health professionals (2nd edition) (“the guide”)).
The guide does stipulate caveats that smokers should be aware the long-term health effects of vaping are unknown.
For further detailed reading about the RACGPs recommendations see:
A bold plan to help more Australians to quit smoking 28 Jan 2020
Supporting smoking cessation: A guide for health professionals Chapter 2 Pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation
SMH: 28 Jan 2020 GPs cautiously recommend e-cigarettes to help smokers give up
Concerned about the recent sensational headlines appearing in the media warning that “vaping” has been the cause of some clusters of serious respiratory illnesses in the US?
The media is using the term ‘’vaping’’ and stating concerns around ‘’e-cigarettes’’ without making it clear that it is what is being vaped that is of concern.
Evidence is currently suggesting that this cluster of US illnesses have been caused by the use of black market cannabis products, not by vaping nicotine e-liquid. Learn more...
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...