Killing by the Million – and that’s just the health campaigners…

Image above by Jim Frazier This is not our title, but that of Clives Bates, a previous director of ASH-UK. This short fascinating post points out that health campaigner’s insistance on pushing quitting on smokers rather than on suggesting alternative smoking methods could lead to millions dying. If the world tobacco market shifted to selling […]

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E-Cigarette Clinical Trial

Is it possible to quit with an electronic cigarette? The University of Auckland’s first clinical trial of electronic cigaretttes has now been completed and the data is now undergoing analyis. The study aimed to test how effectively and rapidly a new nicotine delivery device (the e-Cigarette) relieves the discomfort that people experience when they stop […]

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News on Electronic Cigarette Trials

Electronic cigarette trial at Auckland uni looking for volunteers 5:00AM Thursday Jan 10, 2008 An article in the New Zealand Herald advises that smokers are being sought for another trial of the electronic cigarette at the Clinical Trials Unit at Auckland University. The e-cigarette delivers nicotine without the tobacco’s harmful effects, and is presently legal […]

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Photo of a solder smoking after battle.

Smoking in Iraq: Malbourough Man

One of the most iconic photos of the war in Iran features a marine, face blackened, blood running down from his ear, with a cigarette hanging from his mouth, staring blankly at the sunset at the end of a battle. The picture sparked both admiration and anger. Admiration came from the warmongers seeking to glorfy […]

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Exercise and Giving Up Smoking

Phil, then an EFL teacher working in Korea, was up to a pack a day, two when he went out drinking. He wasn’t helped by the fact that his girlfriend was a sixty-a-day girl . He was smoking Korean government cigarettes – which, ironically enough, were named long life! What helped him to give up […]

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Champix

I was intrigued when an Australian friend told me about a drug which he had bought in Australia, subsidised by the government, to help him to stop smoking. The drug, he said, worked by affecting the part of the brain that made the smoker addicted. The drug was Champix, a precription quit-smoking drug manufactured by […]

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Smoke Kills Movie

Another funny one. You need 3 minutes and 37 minutes to watch this one, but it is worth it, even if it is a little over the top! Save the world and switch to Electronic Cigarettes!

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Smoking Kills Movie!

Another very funny movie on the dangers of smoking. Short, but wait for the catchline. (Thanks to John for pointing this one out to us!) Note – while we do believe that overall the electronic cigaratte is healther than normal cigarettes, I believe that in this kind of situation it would provide no extra benefit.

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