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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
Posted: April 27, 2022
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The star - who was nominated for a staggering eight Grammys at this year's event and took home the Best Pop Duo Performance award - turned heads for accessorizing her designer Versace gown with a vape pen as she appeared at the star-studded event.
But despite it being cited as a bold move, Doja isn't the first musician to appear in public vaping, with many fellow singers attributing it to helping them make a switch away from smoking.
Glastonbury, the UK's most renowned summer festival, has made a significant decision regarding disposable vapes. With a staggering capacity of 200,000 attendees, the festival has decided to ban the use of disposable vapes due to concerns over their environmental impact. This move has ignited a broader conversation about the recycling and disposal of disposable vapes in the UK.
Neil McLaren, CMO at vaping.com, acknowledges the importance of addressing this issue and applauds Glastonbury for taking a stand. However, he believes that the ban should also extend to cigarettes, considering their well-documented harm and status as the world's most littered item. In this article, we explore the environmental implications of disposable vapes and offer a greener alternative for vapers concerned about the festival ban.
Disposable Vapes: An Environmental Hazard:
In this article, we’ll take you through some of the main types of vapes and how they work.
If you’re new to vaping and just getting started, you’re bound to have questions around how a vape works. Vapes come in many different shapes and sizes, but they all have the same basic components: a battery, coil and a tank or pod. Depending on the type of vape you want, some can be more complex and customisable, while others are simpler and easy to use.
How Do Disposable Vapes Work?
Disposable vapes are non-rechargeable devices. There are many disposable vapes available in the UK, which come with a pre-filled e-liquid in a variety of different flavours and high nicotine strengths (up to 20 mg). The moment you remove them from their packaging, and peel away any hygiene seals, they’re ready to use.
Packing for a holiday? Don’t know whether you can take your vape with you? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Many vapers are unsure of the regulations around vaping and travelling. From Greece to Egypt, this article will take you through some of the most popular travel destinations, and the vaping regulations to take note of before jetting off.
Can You Take Vapes On A Plane?
In the United Kingdom, you are not allowed to use your vape in any airport.1 You can, however, travel with vapes in your carry-on luggage.1 You are not permitted to store your vape in your checked luggage, which applies to both domestic and international flights.1
Posted: June 05, 2023
When using vapes as an alternative to smoking cigarettes, there are a few things you can learn to help make the switch smoother for you - including how much nicotine in a vape compares to that in a cigarette.
When first switching from cigarettes to vapes, it can be tricky to wrap your head around how the nicotine contents in each product differ, but it doesn’t have to be. This guide will take you through the basics when it comes to nicotine vaping. Read on to learn more about nicotine, how much nicotine is in a cigarette vs a vape, and more.
What is Nicotine?
Nicotine is a substance that’s found in both tobacco and nicotine e-liquids. It’s colourless,
Posted: June 02, 2023
If you're lucky enough to experience Wimbledon first-hand and witness the pinnacle of tennis excellence this summer, then here's your trusted guide to safe vaping at one of Britain's greatest sports shows. We've even thrown in some of the best strawberry vape brands to complement your day!
As the courts come alive with fierce competition and the sun bathes the historic grounds, there's a new twist in the air this summer. Here at Vaping.com, we have the perfect selection of strawberry vape juice, nic salts and disposable vapes to match your tennis taste buds.
So, grab your binoculars and join us as we dive into the exciting world of tennis and Wimbledon's vaping rules and our guide to the
Global charities and health campaigners are calling on smokers to quit their deadly cigarette habit on World No Tobacco Day.
Cancer Research UK has released new analysis which estimates one person dies every five minutes from tobacco in Britain and has called on the government to do more to help smokers quit.
It has launched a petition to coincide with World No Tobacco Day today, asking for the Prime Minister to establish a “Smokefree Fund ” which would help pay for the cost of tobacco control, which it says is seriously underfunded.
Meanwhile, a group of leading tobacco harm reduction groups including World Vapers’ Alliance have been highlighting vaping’s role in cutting death and disease from smoking with the launch of World Vape Day yesterday (May 30th).
Now in its fourth year, the event saw the worldwide vaping community champion global harm reduction efforts and the benefits of using e-cigarettes - which Public Health England deems
50/50 vape juice has become a popular balance of PG/VG in e-liquids. Many brands have ranges of PG/VG ratios available, each providing something different to the vaping experience. But what can 50/50 bring to the table? And what is the best 50/50 vape juice uk vapers can buy?
We’ll walk you through everything to know about 50/50 vape juice, and whether it’s a good e-liquid for you.
What Is 50/50 Vape Juice?
50/50 vape juice is an e-liquid that has a ratio of 50/50 propylene glycol (PG) to vegetable glycerin (VG). Both PG and VG bring different qualities to vaping, and when in a 50/50 ratio, offer a nice balance of these qualities.
Disposable vapes are a great way to transition from smoking to the vaping world before moving on to a longer-term, rechargeable device. In fact, they’ve become increasingly popular in the last few years, with 15.2% of vapers in England using disposables in 2022 compared to 2.2% the previous year.1
But exactly how do disposable vapes work? Which type of vapers are they best suited to? And what disposable vape is best for those starting their vaping journey? If you’re just getting started with vaping and want to learn more about this fantastic product, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s our beginner's guide to disposable vapes.
What Is a Disposable Vape?
Posted: September 12, 2019
HEALTH officials have hit back over claims vaping is responsible for an outbreak of respiratory disease in the US and have reassured the public that regulated products continue to be safe to use.
We don’t really know what Trump thinks about vaping, it wasn’t a major Presidential campaign issue. But we do know that he hates Government regulation: during the campaign he said that around 70% of Federal regulations could go under his Presidency. We also know that Tump allies in Congress like Duncan Hunter – the second Congressman to endorse Trump for President back in February – are big supporters of the vaping community.
So we don’t know whether getting the deeming regulation off the books is on the Trump list of priorities. If it is, we don’t
True to their word, FDA have conducted their first sting operations on both brick and mortar and online stores, sending kids to attempt to purchase newly regulated products and issuing sternly worded letters to any vendor who let them.
You can find the list of companies that got letters here.
In their letters, FDA warn companies about the provisions that vapour products are now subject to:
“FDA has determined that your e-liquid is misbranded under section 903(a)(7)(B) of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. § 387c(a)(7)(B)) because you sold this product to a person younger than 18 years of age” the letters begin.
They go on to
A new report, which ranks EU countries by their vaper-friendliness, warns that some EU countries are restricting access to vape products and jeopardising citizens’ health.
Published by the Institute of Economic Affairs, the Nanny State index tracks 'overbearing lifestyle regulations' on product categories including alcohol, food/soft drinks, tobacco and e-cigarettes.
Their latest report centres on vaping and ranks European countries based on their approach to harm-reducing nicotine products.
‘Nanny state’ interventions
Christopher Snowdon, the author of the report, lays out the case against e-cigarette regulation right at the start of the report.
“Nanny state interventions… are invariably promoted on grounds of health and yet it is difficult to see how clamping down on vaping benefits public health,” he says.
Today, 6 February 2018, Public Health England has released a ground-breaking independent evidence review on the effects of vaping. It has continued in the vein of their previous review in 2015 (where the famous "95% safer" statistic came from) - and this time, it's worth bearing in mind, with 3 more years research and experience to draw from.
Public Health England is an executive agency of the Department of Health, so it is effectively the voice of government, and sets the agenda for public health across the country.
Coming at a time of year when sensationalist rhetoric threatens to undermine quit attempts around the globe, Public Health England (PHE) has once again shown itself as a voice of reason, and the driving force behind making the UK the most vape friendly place in the world.
The main findings
A TOP doctor has branded the media hype over a teenager developing "wet lung" from vaping as "total nonsense".
The 18-year-old woman hit global headlines earlier this month for developing the rare condition after reportedly using a vape starter kit for three weeks.
But top medic Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos has dismissed the sensational headlines as a "new low for e-cigarette opponents," explaining the patient, who had a history of mild asthma, suffered an allergic reaction which in turn triggered pneumonia.
He also explained how the condition's other name, "wet lung", is a term rarely used in the medical world - but was clearly used by the media to sensationalize the story.
Earlier this month, the unnamed restaurant waitress was reported to have developed "wet lung" after vaping for several weeks in a bid to give up smoking.
After suffering from difficulty and pain associated with breathing she
As reported widely last week, Apple has told a British vaping website, Planet of the Vapes, that no more apps or app updates relating to vape will be allowed on the App Store.
Apple is known for its opacity when it comes to its business decisions, so don’t expect any explanation or justification for this.
Around the same time, news broke that Apple has patented a “vaporizer”. You can look at this patent elsewhere. This led many people to put two and two together and impugn a highly anti-competitive motive: Apple bans vape apps then moves in with its own iVape to corner the market. After all, is this the kind of thing Apple would do?
Well, maybe but of course, this isn’t what’s happening at all. Firstly, as Macobserver sleuth, Jeff Gamet, has shown that the application most likely relates to manufacturing processes. This is the type of thing the named inventor
POLITICIANS are calling for Parliament to set an example to British smokers by becoming more "vape friendly".
MPs are hoping for a rule change which would stop e-cigarette users being treated like tobacco smokers at government buildings in London.
Vapers are currently forced to use designated outdoor areas alongside smokers in the Houses of Parliament which has been described as non sensical and like "putting an alcoholic into a bar" at a committee hosted by MP Norman Lamb.
The call for a more vape friendly Parliament came at a special committee which coincided with last month's public health campaign VApril, which encouraged smokers to make the switch to e-cigarettes for a month.
During the debate, a number of anti-smoking and pro-vaping groups spoke to MPs to talk about the current state of the vaping industry and plans for its future - one of which was to encourage vaping in Parliament itself.
The US government reportedly failed to promote the latest statistics which shows a "record low" in smoking rates - thanks in part to smokers switching to vaping
The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the NHIS smoking data for 2017 but hasn't released a press release to report it.
The survey indicates adult smoking record rates have dropped from 15.8 per cent in 2016 to 14.1 per cent in 2017.
Anti-smoking activist, Bill Godshall, the executive director of Smoke Free Pennsylvania, posted the report on E-cigarette Forum, explaining although the statistics were on the CDC's website, they hadn't yet publicised their findings. He went on to say the CDC only reports "bad
ICELAND has seen a dramatic 40 percent drop in smokers thanks to vaping
E-cigarettes have now been hailed "a great blessing" for the country's overall public health.
Doctors have thanked Iceland's tobacco control policies for its continued success in seeing smokers quit cigarettes by promoting vaping instead.
Anti-tobacco campaigner and well-respected Italian doctor Riccardo Polosa said in a statement on social media site Twitter of the news this week: "This is a clear example that when the existing #tobaccocontrol policies are integrated with the promotion of #vaping extraordinary results can be achieved in terms of #publichealth."
In 2014, 35,000 Icelanders self-identified as smokers - comprising 14% of the population - just three years later in 2017 and thanks to a steady rise in vaping, numbers have dropped by 40 percent to 22,000.
“Smoking has been falling like a rock like we’ve never seen before,” top
A BAN on e-cigarette products in Switzerland has been overturned, after a vape company challenged it in court.
NEW research has shown teen vaping rates have fallen for the second consecutive year
Despite recent headlines claiming more young people are being lured into using e-cigarettes, results from the latest National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) show vaping amongst high schoolers in America continues to drop.
Released by the Centre for Disease Control (CDC), use of e-cigarettes by youngsters has fallen from 16 per cent to 11.7 per cent since 2015 – equating to about a million fewer youth tobacco users taking up the habit
Experts hope the latest statistics will put parents' concerns about teenage vaping to rest.
In recent months, the media and a number of interest groups across America have fuelled a huge moral panic claiming an “epidemic” of underage vaping has emerged, particularly in regards to the use of e-cigarette brand Juul, supposedly a favourite with teenagers.
The latest report is also a welcome sign for the vaping industry
VAPING is not only less harmful and less expensive than smoking - but is more pleasurable, new research has found.
The new study conducted by the UK’s University of East Anglia (UAE) found people who switched from tobacco to vaping found it more enjoyable and was one of the main reasons why it was effective in helping consumers make the switch.
It’s pleasurable qualities also saw hardened smokers, who had no intention of giving up smoking, kick their habit.
Lead researcher Dr Caitlin Notley of the UEA team said: “[E-cigarettes] are at least 95 per cent less harmful than tobacco smoking, and they are now the most popular aid to quitting smoking in the UK.
"However the idea of using e-cigarettes to stop smoking, and particularly long-term use, remains controversial. We wanted to find out about how people use e-cigarettes to quit smoking and whether vaping supports long-term smoking abstinence."
VAPERS and their families are suing e-cigarette manufacturers Juul for getting them addicted to nicotine.
Three lawsuits have been filed against Juul Labs involving plaintiffs as young as 15, it has been revealed this week.
They claim in court filings the device is marketed towards teenagers, contain more nicotine than combustible cigarettes – and the resulting addiction is disrupting their lives.
The US vape company has already been at the centre of increasing controversy this year as its products have been slammed by the media, public health organizations and well-meaning parents and teachers for creating an “epidemic” of teenage vaping.
The news is the latest in a long line of controversial headlines for the US e-cigarette manufacturer who has been criticised by the media, government, consumer groups and well-meaning parents who blame it for a so-called “epidemic” of teenage vaping.
THE vaping industry is set to launch its first ever awareness month in April across the UK.
Organized by the Vaping Industry Association, VApril hopes to urge smokers to switch to e-cigarettes for the month to show them it is a healthier choice
Following in the footsteps of Stoptober, the NHS’s stop smoking challenge six months earlier, the awareness campaign will engage with the general public, government and public health organizations across the country to spread the message that vaping is better than tobacco.
With TV doctor Dr Christian Jessen fronting the campaign, famous in the UK for his Channel 4 show 'Embarrassing Bodies', VApril aims to show smokers the different types of vape products on offer while helping them to vape responsibly.
They will also have the opportunity to take the Vape Challenge by trying a vape product instead of smoking during April while having the health impact of doing so monitored
DONALD Trump’s daughter Ivanka turned vaping into a global online sensation overnight after photos of her dressed as a scientist testing vape juice turned viral.
From April next year vape juice will be illegal to sell within the City of San Francisco. The Flavoured Tobacco Sales Restriction Ordinance bans flavours in all tobacco products without exemption.
Since the FDA’s deeming rule of last year legally confers “tobacco” status on vape, and since all vape juice is flavoured, it will not be permissible to sell any vape juice when the rule comes into effect.
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In a somewhat extraordinary and unexpected development Scott Gottlieb, the newly appointed head of FDA, has announced that the submission deadline for PMTAs is to be delayed until 2022.
This is a de-facto endorsement of the vaping industry and heads off the cataclysmic demise that was set in motion by the previous administration.
The grandfathering date from last year is not changed, so new products may not be introduced to the market, although it’s unclear what enforcement there is likely to be on that front.
This delay comes as part of a comprehensive anti-smoking plan which also involves the (controversial) denicotinisation of tobacco cigarettes which will start in 2021. In reality, this could be transformative for the vape industry, as smokers move to vape products to get their nicotine which is no longer available from smoking.