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Doctors Slam Study Linking E-Cigarettes To Teen Smoking


A study claiming to show teens who use e-cigarettes are six times more likely to start smoking is being slammed as misleading by doctors and public health experts. The study followed a sample 300 high school students who had never smoked for one year. Half the group said they had …

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UK doctors urge wide promotion of e-cigs to help smokers quit

A woman smokes an electronic cigarette in London, Britain August 19, 2015.   REUTERS/Neil Hall

E-cigarettes are likely to bring benefits for public health and should be widely promoted to smokers to help them quit tobacco, Britain’s Royal College of Physicians (RCP) said on Thursday. In a report likely to further fuel a debate over electronic cigarettes, the influential British doctors group stressed that tobacco …

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Ecigs now banned from checked airline luggage


The U.S. Department of Transportation has banned e-cigarettes from checked airline luggage, announcing the change today. According to DOT, putting e-cigarettes or ‘vapes’ in checked baggage poses a fire risk, with there having been several incidents in the recent past related to the matter. The ban doesn’t mean you can’t …

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California Congressman Vapes at Committee Hearing


Rep. Duncan Hunter really likes his vaporizer. The California Republican busted out his vaporizer in a House Transportation Committee hearing today while debating an amendment from Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-DC, that would formally ban the use of vaporizers and e-cigarettes on airplanes. Hunter, in an effort to demonstrate the …

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UK research finds vaping is 95 percent safer than smoking


Vaping just took a huge step forward in its quest for public acceptance. A report published today by Public Health England (PHE), an agency sponsored by the UK’s Department for Health, has concluded that e-cigarettes are 95 percent less harmful than traditional smokes. In addition, it’s recognised their potential to …

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E-Cigs’ Inconvenient Truth: It’s Much Safer to Vape


In applying the same tactics used to demonize tobacco, are anti-smoking advocates and regulators missing out on a chance to save millions of lives? Daniel Walsh was first drawn to electronic cigarettes for the same reason millions of smokers have taken up the devices. “I was a guy who could …

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Vape ’em if you got ’em: Jails sell e-cigarettes to inmates

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CINCINNATI – E-cigarettes keep popping up for sale at county jails around the country even as some government officials, schools and health experts urge tighter control over the devices, especially in public buildings. Electronic cigarettes, growing in popularity since their U.S. introduction about a decade ago, are showing up at …

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Vaping: e-cigarettes safer than smoking, says Public Health England

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Government body says vaping can make ‘significant contribution to endgame of tobacco’ and raises concerns about length of licensing process Vaping is safer than smoking and could lead to the demise of the traditional cigarette, Public Health England (PHE) has said in the first official recognition that e-cigarettes are less …

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