UK Government: Electronic Cigarettes Save Lives & Money

It’s official: non-regulated nicotine products such as the electronic cigarette save lives. Or to be specific, it can extend smokers’ lives by 3.59 years. The estimate is based on the assessed value of users making a successful quit attempt using the electronic cigarette. The government assumes that the number of people quitting will be the …

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UK Regulation of Electronic Cigarette: Good or Bad?

The MHRA is proposing to licence Electronic Cigarette manufacturers in the UK. Their consultation document suggests that this will reduce the number of manufacturers by 50%. To be precise, the MHRA document suggests: ‘…all NCPs [Nicotine Containing Products] should be classified as medicinal products and all unlicensed NCPs be removed from the market within 21 …

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New Study Finds No Toxic Nitrosamines in E-Cig Vapour

Last year an FDA study found minute quantitites of Tobacco Specific Nitrosamines (TSNAs) in NJOY cartridges. The Nitrosamines were: at levels thousands of times lower than those found in cigarettes (and at similar levels to those found in peanut butter!) only found in cartridges – the FDA did not test the vapour exhaled by smokers …

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Does Philip Morris Plan to Scupper the E Cigarette?

Philip Morris could soon have the ability to scupper the e-cigarettes in favour of its own products – cigarettes which contain, according to Professor Michael Siegel’s analysis of the FDA report into electronic cigarette, 1400 times as many nitrosamines as electronic cigarettes. The tobacco company, which for years claimed that cigarettes were not harmful, is …

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45% of Smokers Quit With E Cigarette Says Nicotine Cessation Study

According to a medical study in South Africa highlighted by News 24 45% of smokers using e-cigarettes were able to quit within two months of switching to the innovative new product. Of coure, what counts is whether smokers can cease smoking for the long term. However, the results remain extremely encouraging. The survey results found: 6% …

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Professor Siegel Discusses Vape Safety, The Anti-Smoking Lobby & More

Professor Michael Siegel (bio) is a doctor, a professor, an enthusiastic supporter of tobacco harm reduction and a tireless exposer of tobacco myths. We are very grateful to Michael for sparing us the time for this interview. If you would like to read more of Michael’s work please check out his Tobacco Analysis blog. Q: …

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David Sweanor Interview on the Electronic Cigarette

David Sweanor (bio) has worked with numerous companies and organisations, including the International Union Against Cancer, World Health Organization, World Bank and the Pan American Health Organization, on the issue of tobacco harm reduction. He has received both international recognition and prestigious prizes for his work. David has also been outspoken on vaping issues. Q: How …

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