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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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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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Professor Polosa on Vaping & Accidental Quitting

Professor Riccardo Polosa, MD, PhD, is Director of the Institute for Internal Medicine and Clinical Immunology of the University of Catania – Italy. He is also in charge of the University Centre for Tobacco Research (CPCT – University of Catania) and Honorary Professor of Medicine at Southampton University (UK). He is author of more than …

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Vegetable Glycerin: What Vapers Need to Know

Paul Bergen, from tobaccoharmreduction.org, examines the safety of vegetable glycerin, an alternative to propylene glycol as the principal ingredient of e-cigarettes. Vegetable Glycerine and Health According to CanadaVapes up to 20% of the e-liquids on the market are vegetable glycerin (VG) based. What is most pertinent for health-conscious vapers is the knowledge that while VG is …

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Propylene Glycol: What the Health-Conscious Vaper Needs to Know

Note – You can find a more recent and in-depth version of this post here: Propylene Glycol in E-Cigs: Is PG dangerous to inhale? Paul Bergen, from tobaccoharmreduction.org, summarises the current research into propylene glycol, one of the principal ingredients of the e-juice in most electronic cigarettes. When it comes to recreational nicotine delivery, other than …

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Anti-smoking ads make some smokers smoke more!

Recently I displayed 37 of the more controversial smoking ads to smokers and ex-smokers. Anti-smoking ads have fascinated me ever since I saw research that suggested cigarette warnings could have a very unwelcome effect – increasing the desire to smoke rather than decreasing it! So I asked smokers and anti-smokers if anti-smoking ads made them …

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The 37 Most Shocking Anti-Smoking Ads Ever – But Do They Work?

These shocking ads will repel, disgust, intrigue, confuse – and possibly even arouse! But the most shocking information is not an advert, but a little known fact ignored by the makers of these ads. Read on to find out what it is – and find out what smoker’s/ex-smokers reactions are to these adverts. Sexual/Erotic Anti-Smoking …

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ASH Scotland Recommend Suicide Drug Chantix/Champix To Mentally Ill

Andrew Case loved his family. On Facebook he wrote: I hate seeing my babies poorly, breaks my heart. No clue of what was to follow came in one of his final entries, boasting that his little daughter, Bee: … dances like an angel. Shortly afterwards, Andrew, who was training to run a marathon to raise …

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