E-Cigarettes: Not just another NRT aid!

The Emperor’s New Electronic Cigarette! By Paul Bergen of tobaccoharmreduction.org CN Creative have announced that they are moving forward with plans to finish Nicadex, “a nicotine replacement therapy product for use as part of medically supervised smoking cessation programmes”. E-Cigarettes and Nicotine Replacement Therapy This sounded like very good news, another alternative for smokers. However, whereas there are several […]

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Do e-cigarettes restrict airway passages?

By tobacco harm reduction researcher Paul Bergen of tobaccoharmreduction.org No one knows if e-cigarettes actually do help smokers kick the habit! This statement (my exclamation mark!) arises predictably in many a tobacco control research paper and article. The statement can only be compared to someone watching television and saying: no one knows if it is […]

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Blowing smoke up your ass: and you thought it was just an adage

By Paul Bergen of tobaccoharmreduction.org   This really has nothing to do with vaping at all but it is amusing. Vaping has come in at a time when the ways of using tobacco and/or nicotine don’t exhibit quite the imagination when compared to days of yore. Nowadays the choices are: inhaling  chewing  and a little […]

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Korean e-cigarette awareness study demonstrates the ignorance of the researchers

By Paul Bergen from the tobaccoharmreduction.org site. Imagine the following. You chance upon an article reporting on a study which explored how many American adolescents might have heard of or tried e-cigarettes. Oddly enough, the opening paragraph talks about how many Koreans die each year as a result of smoking cigarettes. And the authors of […]

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Ecig research floundering to understand what vapers already know

By Paul Bergen from tobaccoharmreduction.org A recent study by Jean-Francois Etter and Chris Bullen, Saliva cotinine levels in users of electronic cigarettes, concludes that vapers ingest about the same amount of nicotine as smokers. Since it is often difficult to mimic the real world, Etter and Bullen used cotinine levels to compare nicotine acquisitions. Vapers […]

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Vaping: It’s all about pleasure

By researcher Paul Bergen of tobaccoharmreduction.org What anti-smokers never seem to quite understand is that smoking is a pleasure.  It is not, as some have characterized it, a disease.  And any solutions or alternatives to smoking that are based on the ludicrous idea that people don’t actually enjoy it are bound to have dismal success […]

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Nudging in the Service of Safer Nicotine Use

  What news! When it comes to matters of nicotine, its rare that a government report not only exhibits common sense but gets as far as being reported in two major newspapers without some prohibitionary lunatics weaseling themselves into the mix. Though both the report in the MailOnline and the The Guardian  mention that controversy might […]

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