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Monthly Archives: June 2022

  1. UK Government advisor backs vaping to achieve smoke-free 2030

    UK Government advisor backs vaping to achieve smoke-free 2030

    A top advisor to the UK Government has said that without drastic action – including the promotion of vaping as a less harmful alternative to smoking – the country will miss its smoke-free 2030 target by 7 years.

    Dr Javed Khan OBE – a senior NHS leader and former CEO of the Barnardos children’s charity – was asked to review Britain’s progress towards its target of a smoking prevalence of less than 5% by 2030.

    Khan’s report to the Department of Health makes for critical recommendations:

    • Increase investment - around £125 million in smoke-free 2030 policies should fund accessible stop smoking support; while Khan also recommends implementing a tobacco industry levy in order to raise the money.
    • Increase the age of sale
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  2. Vaping as Safe as Nicotine Patches for Pregnant Smokers

    Vaping as Safe as Nicotine Patches for Pregnant Smokers

    Vaping is as safe as nicotine patches for pregnant women wanting to switch from cigarettes and could be “more effective” according to new medical research.

    The study has found that pregnant smokers were more likely to make a better transition away from smoking when using e-cigarettes than patches after four weeks.

    The UK research, which involved 1,140 smokers who were around 15.7 weeks pregnant and smoked an average of 10 cigarettes a day, also revealed that:

    vaping did not pose any greater risk to mothers or babies during pregnancy than other nicotine replacement methods”.

    The study published in Nature Medicine magazine is one of the first to look at the safety and efficacy of e-cigarettes amongst women who are pregnant.

    It comes as Dr. Francesca Pesola, the author of the research

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  3. Smokers find health promoting role in vaping

    Smokers find health promoting role in vaping

    A new scientific study has revealed that smokers who switch to vaping may be more likely to improve their health and well-being over those who choose cigarettes.

    Research by the University of Washington has shown adult cigarette users who had shifted to vaping in their 30s reported to be more focused on “better health and wellbeing”.

    Smokers who opt to vape may also have “more opportunities for healthy social engagement” - thus promoting “healthier ageing among nicotine users approaching midlife”, the study also found.

    The research looked at 156 smokers and monitored changes in “health and social functioning” between the ages of 30 and 39.

    Of the 156 study participants, 64% smoked

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  4. Guide to Vaping Rules & Etiquette

    Guide to Vaping Rules & Etiquette

    tiquette Experts Debrett's Reveal Vaping Rules in New Do’s & Dont’s Guidance.

    If you have ever been somewhere and not quite known what the right vaping etiquette was – Debrett’s - the leading authority on etiquette and behaviour, has compiled the ultimate guide to social vaping rules, including a list of “dos and don’ts” so you can easily avoid offending others.

    This handy new guide on how to vape politely takes you through top tips like:

    • Never vape on Zoom (other online meeting platforms are available!)
    • Avoid vaping in confined spaces such as lifts and public bathrooms, don’t vape and eat at the same time - and if in doubt, just ask.

    A greater number still, 61% of the 2,000 adult nicotine users questioned in the research

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