Nicotine – It’s not all bad!

Just how bad is nicotine? I am currently working my way through some articles on nicotine, kindly sent to me by The Tobacco Harm Reduction Project, with the intention of doing a thorough piece on the pluses and minuses of the drug. It’s fascinating stuff, and I can’t resist blogging about it before I sit […]

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Smokers are Mass Murderers

Some people don’t get the e-cigarette. Serena Chen, a regional tobacco policy director of the American Lung association, is one: “I understand why people use the nicotine replacement aids,” said Serena Chen, regional tobacco policy director of the American Lung Association in California. “But I don’t understand why people want to pretend that they’re smoking.” […]

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Personal Service

One of the reasons why we are motivated to provide personal service for our customers is because of the service we receive from large companies like Paypal. Here is a typical auto response you get from Paypal: We want to help you but we’re not able to respond directly to emails sent to this address. […]

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E-Cigarettes: Healthy alternative??

Healthy Habit or New Hazard? A new video questions whether E Cigarettes are a healthy or a hazardous habit. We discuss why they are missing the point. As is often the case, the movie questions whether the e-cigarette is a healthy habit or an unhealthy one. For us, though, this isn’t the point – it […]

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Smokeless Tobacco

Outlawing the healthy alternative… No, not the electronic cigarette, although we believe that is highly likely that the e-cigarette will be banned in time, but smokeless tobacco. It is not a new story, but one highly relevant today. Smokeless tobacco was outlawed in the UK and the rest of Europe apart from Sweden, which has […]

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Pro-Ban Supporters Ban Anti-Ban Supporters

An anti-smoking ban conference was set to be held in the European Parliament conference. Even before the conference was held the pro-banners were worried that anti-banners would prevent their conference from being held. Or maybe not so paranoid. The conference was banned, and instead of being ashamed of hiding the fact that they were obstructing […]

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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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