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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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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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Best Vape Starter Kits for 2019

If you’re looking for a new vape starter kit, you could be forgiven for getting a bit confused by the myriad of options available. Still, that’s better than the situation a few short years ago. Back then you essentially had a choice between a cigalike (an e-cig that looks like a cigarette) and a tank […]

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Vape Predictions 2019: Expert Round Up from Scientists, Industry Leaders, Advocates & More

For the last seven years, we’ve been publishing expert predictions on the future of vaping. The aim is to get a range of perspectives that stretches across geography and interest groups. This year we’ve stretched further around the globe featuring experts from the UK, France, Canada, the USA, Australasia and Asia. Each expert here has […]

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Shortfill E-Liquid: What is it, and how to use it…

What are shortfill e-liquids? Shortfill or Shake n’ Vape e-liquids are larger bottles of vape juice that come without nicotine. These e-liquid bottles are called shortfills simply because they are not filled to the top! The space at the top is for adding a nicotine shot (or ‘nic shot’) – usually a high nicotine strength, […]

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E-Cig Summit Roundup 2018

Electronic Cigarette Summit 6 I still can’t believe that we’ve reached the 6th E-Cig Summit – it doesn’t seem so long ago that the first one was held! This is very much a non-commercial conference, with sales pitches banned (hooray!) and proficient speakers who are good at lightening up some challenging topics with a bit […]

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Breaking News: UK Allows Health Claims For Vaping

While the UK was close to banning vaping in 2010, since then it’s slowly come to have one of the most vape friendly attitudes in the world – at least, as far it can under EU tobacco laws. Now the United Kingdom has taken another step forward by, finally, allowing health claims to be made. […]

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