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An Interview with Nicotine Expert Dr Jacques Le Houezec On Eliquid: Storage, Safety and More

Neurologist Dr Jacques Le Houezec is the Honorary Lecturer, UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies, University of Nottingham, England, a founder member of The Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco and manager of treatobacco.net. You can find him blogging at Le Blog de Jacques Le Houzeq. Eliquid and Addiction JD: One of most fascinating possibilities to […]

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How Electronic Cigarette Users Quit Smoking: A Scientist’s View

Researcher Dr.Konstantinos Farsalinos has once again kindly agreed to share his thoughts on his latest research (you can see his interviews on his research into e-cigarettes and the heart here, and his thoughts on the EU attitude towards e-cigarettes here). For interviews with other scientists, campaigners and vapers click here. Once again, thanks to researcher […]

Doctor and Researcher: EU ECig Committee Completely Mis-Informed on Ecigs

Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos is a cardiology researcher at the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Kallithea, Greece and a researcher at University Hospital Gathuisberg, Leuven, Belgium. He is heavily involved in ECigarette research, and last year spoke to us about his research into the effect of electronic cigarettes on the heart. You can read more about his work on […]

Switching to Electronic Cigarettes Reverses Rare White Blood Cell Condition in Fascinating Case Study

In the lastest of our series of e-cigarette interviews, Paul Bergen interviews Dr Farsalinos about an intriguing case study and a huge new survey of vapers. This interview takes place just prior to the publication of Dr. Farsalinos’ case study of a patient who dramatically improved after switching from smoking to vaping. Later in the […]

Former Action on Smoking And Health Director Discusses Nicotine and Endorses Electronic Cigarettes and THR

In the latest in our series of interview with experts on electronic cigarettes and/or tobacco harm reduction, Paul Bergen interviews Clive Bates, former director of Action on Smoking and Health. Clive Bates has had a varied career in the private, public and not-profit sectors. He was the Director of London-based campaigning organisation Action on Smoking and […]

E-Cigarettes and the Heart: A scientist speaks out

Cardiology researcher Konstantinos Farsalinos is interviewed by researcher Paul Bergen on behalf of the Ashtray Blog on the motivations for his 2012 study in the latest of our series of e-cigarette interviews.  Bio: Dr, Farsalinos has been practicing medicine since 1992. After six years at the Charles University in Prague, he returned to Greece to specialize in […]

Diabetes and Electronic Cigarettes: Advice From an Expert

I’ve had lots of questions about diabetes and electronic cigarettes, but not being a medical professional I’ve always been reluctant to share my opinions. Fortunately for us, diabetes expert and author Sue Marshall kindly agreed to answer some of our questions. Sue Marshall has had Type 1 diabetes since 1972. Following a career in journalism, she […]

David Goerlitz, former Winston Man, attacks the bullshit in tobacco, anti-smoking AND e-cig industries

Introductory note: This is a controversial interview. I thought hard before publishing comments about e-cig industry groups, not wanting to make enemies, but a form of censorship in an interview I had requested would be unfair. I also think is truth in what David Goerlitz says about what he says about some e-cig users, but […]