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Scientists Criticise US Surgeon General's Attitude towards E-Cigs.

Scientists Slam US Surgeon General’s Attitude Towards E-Cigarettes

If you’ve heard of the US surgeon generals report on e-cigarettes, you’re probably aware that it is far from positive. The report: painted a picture of an e-cigarette epidemic amongst youth smokers ignored rapidly falling smoking rates amongst youth since e-cigs became popular used data from smoking studies to reach conclusions on nicotine in vapour …

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What Does Nicotine Do To Your Body? The answer might surprise you…

It’s safe to say nicotine has a pretty bad reputation. From exaggerated claims about how toxic it is to the unfortunately widespread myth that it causes cancer, it’s long been viewed as a menace. As soon as e-cigarettes came on the scene, they were viewed as a menace too, largely because most contain it. Nicotine …

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Synthetic Nicotine - Could it save vaping?

Synthetic Nicotine: Could It Save Vaping?

The FDA’s disastrous deeming regulations for e-cigarettes are all based around the legal definition of “tobacco product”: “Any product made or derived from tobacco that is intended for human consumption, including any component, part, or accessory of a tobacco product.” This means that e-juice is a “tobacco product” because the nicotine used is “made or …

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Polosa interview on the effect of vaping on blood pressure and asthma.

E-Cigs Reversing Harm From Smoking? Interview with Professor Polosa.

Harm reduction. That’s been the key argument for switching from cigarettes to vaping. But what if vaping didn’t just to lead to harm reduction but harm reversal? Professor Polosa has been studying the effect vaping has on patients with blood pressure and asthma, and kindly agreed to answer a few of our questions. What is it …

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Nicotine Overdose and Vaping: What All Vapers Need to Know

How many times have you heard someone say something like this? “Nicotine is more poisonous than cyanide!” “Just half a teaspoon of e-liquid could kill a child!” “Nicotine is highly toxic in any form!” I lost count a long time ago, but statements like this still bother me. The implication is clear: vaping delivers nicotine …

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Ecigs, Water Vapour and The Lungs: Should You Be Concerned?

Could water vapour from e-cigs collect in your lungs, and become a breeding ground for germs? That’s the advice some health professionals are giving. And because of this, some smokers are still smoking, despite the fact Public Health England believes e-cigs are at least 95% safer than smoking. Here’s a recent email I received: Hi, James …

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E-Liquid Poisonings: 10 Statistics All Vapers Should Know

Like many people, Bernd Mayer had encountered the widespread claims that 60 mg of nicotine is enough to kill an average-sized adult. But unlike most people, he didn’t accept it at face value. He went to look for the actual evidence. After following a chain of “circular and often misleading references” he eventually found where …

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