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UK Government embraces tobacco harm reduction (in all but name).

Oliver Kershaw Comment, News & Media 3 Comments

The UK Government issued today its tobacco control plan entitled: “Towards a Smoke Free Future”. It’s a comprehensive review of anti-smoking policy objectives over the next five years and contains significant support for vapor innovation throughout. As Clive Bates has pointed out, this makes the UK Government the first in the world to adopt an official tobacco harm reduction agenda. …

Sex, betrayal and box mods: when vaping met reality TV

Alastair Cohen News & Media 13 Comments

A British reality TV show where contestants engage in on-screen romances for the chance to win $65,000 has seen a vape invasion in recent days. While the show involves on screen sex scenes as the norm – this year one couple were filmed going at it live while another couple slept next to them – the British TV regulator Ofccom …

Vape Begone: San Francisco says goodbye to e-juice

Oliver Kershaw News & Media 94 Comments

From April next year eliquid will be illegal to sell within the City of San Francisco. The Flavored Tobacco Sales Restriction Ordinance bans flavors in all tobacco products without exemption. Since the FDA’s deeming rule of last year legally confers “tobacco” status on vape, and since all eliquid is flavored, it will not be permissible to sell any vape juice …

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How to Clean a Vape Device: The Newbie Maintenance Guide

Alastair Cohen Vaping Guides 0 Comments

Knowing How to Clean a Vape Device is Important. Your postman delivered your new vape device today, and you just opened the box. Your eyes are wide and excitement fills your entire body. Just look at it… it’s sleek, it’s shiny, it’s the most advanced vape device on the market and you’ve got that new car feeling. Two months later, …

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Vaping is the reason for massive decline in UK smoking

Oliver Kershaw News & Media 3 Comments

New data released today in the UK show that smoking has declined from 20.2% of the British adult population in 2010 to 15.8% last year. The rate of decline demonstrated in the ONS data is astonishing, especially between 2015 and 2016, which saw the second biggest annual drop in smoking in 40 years. Vaping is almost certainly responsible for this, …

Is vaping sticky enough? And how can we tell?

Oliver Kershaw Comment 54 Comments

An essay by Oliver Kershaw & Amelia Howard There is a disconnect between the tobacco research community and the vaping user-community. Both groups have almost totally divergent knowledge-base of the technology; the former based on its existing tobacco research agenda, the latter based on practical experience with the technology and through peer-learning and marketing. We contend that vape is not …

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E-Cigarette Summit USA. Where was vape?

Oliver Kershaw Comment 28 Comments

The inaugural US E-Cigarette Summit took place in Washington DC on Monday. Encouragingly, there does now finally appear to be a consensus amongst the tobacco control community: Smokers should be encouraged to use vaping products if they’ve been unable to quit using FDA approved stuff. To many in the vaping industry, this will appear to be missing the wood for …