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USA sees the biggest drop in smoking for decades

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The CDC announced today that the United States saw last year the biggest drop in smoking among over 18s since 1992. Sounds like good news, right? Actually, when you consider the potential health impact of the decline from, say, TDOV (The Dawn of Vaping) in 2009 (20.6% of all adults), to now (15.1%), it’s somewhat staggering, especially when one looks …

Michael Mosley vaping

Dr Michael Mosley – Still not hooked!

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“Wait, who?”, I hear you ask. Dr Michael Mosley is a high profile author, television presenter and, most interestingly, self-experimenter. Following in the grand tradition of Barry Marshall, and others, Michael has variously fasted, performed high-intensity training and dieted, all the while being probed, sampled and having his internals videoed by researchers; the results being broadcast and watched by millions …

Deeming Live!

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Mitch Zeller to make an announcement at 8.45am EST, widely reported to be the finalization of the rule to deem vaping products as tobacco. We’re live-blogging the reaction all day.  

Major UK medical body urges promotion of vaping to smokers

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E-cigarettes should be promoted widely “as a substitute for smoking” according to the Royal College of Physicians, a British organisation for doctors similar to the American Medical Association. Their comprehensive report, Nicotine Without Smoke, concludes that e-cigarettes “are likely to be beneficial to UK public health”. The press release tears down all of the arguments made by those who would …