Doctors Defend Ecigs

Doctors Defend Ecigs

Electronic cigarettes get a lot of negative exposure through bad reporting and mainstream media features that spread disinformation. However, this week some good news surfaced as doctors defended vaping at a London Summit and even recommended that smokers use electronic cigarettes if they can’t give up nicotine on their own. According to this report, doctors…

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UK medical body backs e-cigarettes

UK medical body backs e-cigarettes

A major British medical organisation has called for the promotion of e-cigarettes as a safe alternative to smoking – a move at odds with Australian medical experts and authorities. The Royal College of Physicians on Thursday released a report concluding e-cigarettes were likely to be beneficial to UK public health, insisting their use should be…

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Why switch to electronic cigarettes

Why switch to electronic cigarettes

Cigarette smokers in the UK are being encouraged to switch to electronic cigarettes, which the Royal College of Physicians says are much safer than regular tobacco cigarettes, The New York Times reports. The recommendations, released today by the prestigious medical group in the UK, come as a bit of a surprise, as reports about e-cigs…

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Study: E-cigarettes Are 95% Safer Than Tobacco

Study: E-cigarettes Are 95% Safer Than Tobacco

An independent study finds that e-cigarettes are 95 percent safer than tobacco and could be “game-changer” for getting people to quit smoking. The study, commissioned by Public Health England, says that while e-cigarettes may not be totally safe, they contain almost none of the chemicals in cigarettes associated with serious diseases like lung cancer and emphysema.…

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Vaping: e-cigarettes safer than smoking, says Public Health

Vaping: e-cigarettes safer than smoking, says Public Health

Government body says vaping can make ‘significant contribution to endgame of tobacco’ and raises concerns about length of licensing process. Vaping is safer than smoking and could lead to the demise of the traditional cigarette, Public Health England (PHE) has said in the first official recognition that e-cigarettes are less damaging to health than smoking…

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For Smokers, Can E-Cigarettes Save Money?

For Smokers, Can E-Cigarettes Save Money?

Some in the growing industry are touting the battery-powered nicotine sticks as a way for smokers to save money in the face of rising taxes and prices for tobacco cigarettes. But it may not stay that way for long as countries are increasingly looking to tax e-cigarettes as they tax other tobacco products. DOING THE…

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Studies Show E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit

Studies Show E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit

SOURCE  http://blog.heartland.org/2014/06/studies-show-e-cigarettes-help-smokers-quit/ For years, advocates for smoke-free alternatives, such as electronic cigarettes and other e-vapor products, have known that these products are effective at helping smokers quit or dramatically reduce their cigarette consumption. Some, including myself, have their own personal experiences quitting smoking with the help of e-cigarettes. Others, meanwhile, learned that electronic cigarettes worked…

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E-cigarettes could save lives, WHO told

E-cigarettes could save lives, WHO told

SOURCE: http://www.medicalobserver.com.au/news/ecigarettes-could-save-lives-who-told FIVE Australians are among 53 doctors and policy experts urging the UN’s health agency to embrace the e-cigarette as a life-saving gadget ahead of World No Tobacco Day. With tobacco smoke claiming a life every six seconds, the tar-free electronic alternative could help prevent much of the stroke, cancer and heart and lung…

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Ahead of No Tobacco Day, doctors support e-cigarettes

Ahead of No Tobacco Day, doctors support e-cigarettes

Paris (AFP) – The e-cigarette was pushed centre stage ahead of World No Tobacco Day, with doctors and policy experts urging the UN’s health agency to embrace the gadget as a life saver. With tobacco smoke claiming a life every six seconds, the tar-free, electronic alternative could help prevent much of the cancer, heart and…

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E-cigarettes can help smokers quit, but have own risks

E-cigarettes can help smokers quit, but have own risks

For musician and music teacher Mark McCarthy, 27, e-cigarettes seemed like a good alternative to the real thing. A pack-a-day smoker since the age of 18, the Atlantic Highlands, N.J., resident first learned about e-cigarettes from a friend, and has since built them into his daily routine. “A lot of times at work there’s no…

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