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Vaping, Covid and the Precautionary Principle

Opposition to vaping is driven by a complex web of factors. These include money, anti-nicotine morality and a justified distrust of anything related to tobacco companies.  To get further into the web, it’s important to understand the precautionary principle. What is the precautionary principle? The precautionary principle applies across different fields of science.  It informs …

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How Tobacco Industry Duped Anti-Smoking Lobby Over Vaping

When Vanity Fair journalist Marie Brenner met Jeffrey Wigand in 1996, Jeffrey was accompanied by a bodyguard.  His reputation was under attack. Lawyers were trying to destroy him. He and his children had received death threats, one accompanied by a bullet.  One of the death threats read:  “We want you to know that we have …

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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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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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