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Are vapers like you paying for lost tobacco revenue?

In interviews I’m often asked why, if vaping is 95% safer than smoking, there are so many negative stories around vaping. My answer is that vaping is a disruptive industry which threatens more than US$700 billion in tobacco revenues  and US$250 billion in tax revenues. It’s inevitable there’s going to be opposition to vaping. But […]

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Vaping: A Guide for Stop Smoking Services

It’s official – electronic cigarettes are now the most popular way to quit. And when electronic cigarettes are combined with advice and support from stop smoking services, incredible quit rates are achieved. Unfortunately, the most effective way to quit smoking is highly underused. In 2016/17 just 4% of people using stop smoking services were also […]

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Teen Vaping: What the Numbers Say

“There is an epidemic of youth vaping!” They say, showing a picture of a JUUL or pod-style device in the hands of someone too young to legally buy it. They release ominous videos telling us that vaping “reprograms your brain” and warn of the spectre of a gateway to smoking at every opportunity. They want […]

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EU Vaping Regulations: A Chance for Change?

In the run up to new vaping regulations, the infamous Article 20 of the Tobacco Products Directive, many vapers and vape businesses were in panic mode. The regulations was the result of a messy compromise between those who wanted an effective ban on vaping and those who were determined to protect smoker’s right to safer […]

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How to Vape: Inhaling

Here’s a common scenario that plays out in vape shops across the country. A smoker enters the shop, completely new to vaping but intent on buying their first e-cig kit. “How can I help you today?” the sales manager asks. “I’m looking to buy an e-cig kit,” the smoker responds, sheepishly looking at the wide […]

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