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E-Cigarette Summit Round Up 2019

Time drifts away like a cloud of gentle vapour, and after attending the 1st E-Cigarette summit in 2013 (and every one since!) it seems astonishing to find myself at the 7th event. Events change too, and gone are the huddles of dedicated vapers at the back of the room. Indeed, you can’t now vape in […]

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Cannabis Vape Apocalypse: The Impact on Vape Businesses…

Times are difficult for the vape sector. Since people started experiencing severe respiratory illnesses in the USA after using illegal, mostly THC cartridges, we’ve seen an avalanche of negative headlines. As a result, vape businesses are reporting a fall in sales, which particularly seems to be affecting starter kits and business catering to new and […]

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England SmokeFree by 2030?

In the days of vaping, in the UK at least, it’s difficult to imagine people smoking combustible cigarettes in 100 years time. But the UK government is a lot more ambitious – they have announced they want to be smoke free by 2030, despite slashed funding for stop smoking services. Is it feasible? How could […]

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Why UK vapers shouldn’t panic over US vape scare

If a group of people, in a foreign country, ate burgers containing ingredients known to cause serious sickness, and then got ill, would you worry about eating UK meat or using UK restaurants? Probably not, especially if the UK government and scientists quickly stated the burgers responsible were contaminated, burger production was regulated much more […]

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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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EU Vaping Regulations: A Chance for Change?

Update 12/08/19: The Vaping is Not Tobacco Campaign have provided this update: There have been slow signatures so far, but vapers should understand that if they do not take a stand, regulation will arrive. The problem could be the last WHO-report, in which no distinction is made between tobacco and e-cigarettes. Countries are regulating vaping […]

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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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