E-Cigarette Interviews

Fascinating interviews and opinions from the major players in the electronic cigarette world.

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Louise Ross of the Leicester Stop Smoking Service: We speak with Louise Ross, manager of the first stop smoking service in the UK to become 'e-cig friendly', on her success.  

Interviews With the Pioneers

An Interview with Vaping Pioneer, Dr Norman Jacobson: Dr Norman Jacobson pioneed the use of the words 'vaping' and 'vaper' in the late 70's and early 80's. He was involved with the trialling and commercialisation of what is probably the first device to deliver pure nicotine. 

An Interview with the Inventor of the Electronic Cigarette: Herbert Gilbert, considered by many to be the inventor of the electronic cigarette, discusses his invention, battles with tobacco companies, and differences between his prototype and the modern electronic cigarette.  

Interviews with Scientists

Metals in E-Cigs - Do you need to worry?: Professor Polosa discusses the implications of trace metals in ecig vapour and other ecig issues.

An Interview with Nicotine Expert Dr Jacques Houezeq: Dr Houezeq discusses how to store eliquid, eliquid safety, why eliquid changes colour and much more. 

Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos, author of a study on the effects of e-cigs on the heart, talks to Paul Bergen about e-cigarettes, his study and tobacco harm reduction. He has also discussed with us how switching to ecigs can reverse a rare white blood cell condition

Professor Carl Phillips: Carl is an associate professor at the University of Alberta and also runs the TobaccoHarmReduction.org project. He is also an award-winning researcher in epidemiology methods.

Professor Michael Siegel: Michael, originally a doctor specialising in preventative medicine, is now a professor in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department, Boston University School of Public Health. He has over 20 years of experience in tobacco control, primarily in the field of tobacco control, and has testified in numerous cases against tobacco companies.

Professor Ricarddo Polosa: MD, PhD, Director of the Institute for Internal Medicine and Clinical Immunology of the University of Catania, discusses his research into the electronic cigarette.

Dr Adrian Payne: Dr Adrian Payne is the Managing Director of Tobacco Horizons, a Tobacco Harm Reduction Consulting Agency. During a post-doctoral career spanning more than thirty years, he has worked for both tobacco and pharmecutical companies, often in the field of Tobacco Harm Reduction.

Dr Joel Nitzkin: Dr Joel Nitkin is Chair of the Tobacco Control Task Force for the American Association of Public Health Physicians.

David Sweanor: David Sweanor has worked with numerous companies and organisations, including the International Union Against Cancer, World Health Organization, World Bank and the Pan American Health Organization, on the issue of tobacco harm reduction. He has received both international recognition and prestigious prizes for his work.

Scott Ballin: SCOTT D. BALLIN is a tobacco and health policy consultant in Washington, DC and has spent more than 30 years involved in issues related to tobacco and health. Read more: interviews/scott-ballin-bio.html#ixzz1TyFKbSBG

Dr Murray Laugesen: Dr Murray Laugesen is New Zealand’s most experienced researcher on smoking policy and cigarettes. He founded Health New Zealand Ltd as his research and consultancy company in 1995, after 18 years as principal medical officer in the Department, (now Ministry) of Health, and Public Health Commission. Since 1995, Dr Laugesen focused first on policy and policy advocacy (see www.smokeless.org.nz ) and then research. He is also one of the few to have carried out research into the electronic cigarette.

Paul Bergen: Paul Bergen, M.Sc., M.L.I.S. is a research associate at the Public Health Sciences at the University of Alberta. Paul is an enthusiastic supporter of tobacco harm reduction and is heavily involved in the Tobacco Harm Reduction Project.

Interview with Users and Activists

Saving British Pubs - with E-Cigarettes: Russell Ord of CAM VIP tells us of a campaign to rescue the UK's remaining pubs.

Kate of Vaper's Network: Kate tells us how she got into vaping and what difference it made to her.

National Vaper's Club Interview: From switching to e-cigarettes to dealing with the FDA, Spike Babaian shares her experiences as an e-cigarette user and as President of the National Vapers' Club.

Escaping the VAT Rise: An interview with Jackie from UK Vapers.

Vapefest: An interview with Fiona Doathwaite.

ECITA Interview: Paul Bergen interview Katherine Devlin from the UK Electronic Cigarette Industry Trade Association.

Other Interviews

Christopher Snowden: Chris is the author of Velvet Glove Iron Fist, a history of the anti-smoking movement.

Freedom to Choose Interview: We speak to David Atherton, spokesperson for UK Smoker's Rights Group Freedom to Choose.

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