James Dunworth

Main blogger at the Ashtray Blog, co-author of a University of Alberta study of "Electronic cigarettes as potential harm reduction products", co-author of the book: "Electronic Cigarettes: What the Experts Say." Works at ecigarettedirect.co.uk.

Dr Marewa Glover is pictured next to a hand holding a vape.

The Politics of Vaping

Dr Marewa Glover, Director of the independent Centre of Research Excellence: Indigenous Sovereignty & Smoking based in Auckland, New Zealand This post is a part of our 2021 vape predictions. One slogan from my radical feminist past seems highly relevant when contemplating what’s in store for vaping in 2021. “The personal is political” when applied …

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Nicotine & the EU: Your chance to be heard…

At a time when vaping in Europe is again under threat, with taxes, flavour bans and restrictions looming, non-profit organisation European Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (ETHRA), are running an ambitious survey to draw a map of vaping and nicotine use across the EU (and, yes, that includes the UK!) We got together with Philippe Poirson, …

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Priming a vape coil.

How to Prime a Coil

It’s a familiar experience. You buy a pack of expensive coils for your Direct-Lung tank, install the coil and take a puff, expecting a delicious cloud of vapour from your favourite e-liquid. Instead, you get a strange burnt taste, leading to disappointment and anger. There are many factors which can cause a burnt coil, but …

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The End of Public Health England is a Threat to Vaping

Over the last few years, no official government body in the world has endorsed vaping like Public Health England has. With grace and integrity, the organisation and the people at its helm, have countered misinformation. For example, when the lung disease EVALI was wrongly attributed to nicotine vaping (it was actually caused by the use …

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