C-stores urged to make the most of “VApril” e-cig opportunity
The annual Vapril campaign to help smokers switch to vaping launched yesterday (1 April).
The digitally-focused 2020 campaign seeks to address consumer “misinformation” about vaping with “evidence-backed advice and information”.
It follows last month’s evidence update on the UK e-cigarette market by Public Health England (PHE) which revealed that 37% of smokers had never tried vaping and that over half of them wrongly believed it to be equally or more harmful than smoking. PHE continues to highlight that regulated nicotine vaping is at least 95% less harmful than conventional smoking.
Friday, April 03, 2020
BBC Heath Watch April 2020
Smoking is one of the worst habits so just how hard is it to quit the fags and is vaping a viable alternative [...]
Thursday, April 02, 2020
UK Survey Indicates That Opinions About E-Cigs Remain Skewed
While panic and concern about vaping keeps spreading across the US due to the EVALI outbreak and concerns about teen vaping, British medical and health authorities, including the National Health Service and Public Health England, have fully endorsed vaping as a smoking cessation method and keep urging smokers to switch to e-cigarettes.
Sadly, this positive stance is still not rubbing off on the UK public as intended. The survey sought to identify the UK public’s views on using e-cigarettes as a smoking-cessation tools, and whether they believe that the devices have a public-health benefit.
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Smokers in Wales advised to quit now to cut coronavirus risk
WALES'S 440,000 smokers - including tens of thousands across Gwent - are being urged to quit now as a way to reduce the risk from coronavirus.
Emerging evidence shows that smokers are more likely to develop more serious lung illnesses compared to non-smokers.
Smokers are considered to be at more risk from coronavirus because they have weakened lung defences as a result of smoking, which damages cells protecting their nose, upper and lower airways.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Scottish Study: E-Cigs May Be Helping Disadvantaged Smokers Quit
Led by the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit at the University of Glasgow, this study highlighted once again that e-cigarettes are effective smoking cessation tools and that they have the potential to either widen or narrow socioeconomic health inequalities. Lead study author Dr. Michael Green, said that it is important to differentiate between vapers who used to smoke and those who did not. “Whether someone smokes is important because, while vaping among those who have never smoked might be a concern, vaping among smokers and ex-smokers is more desirable because it can involve people switching away from smoking.”
Friday, March 20, 2020
Vaping industry urges government to keep vape shops open during coronavirus crisis
The UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) is [...] calling on the government to keep vape stores open across the country, rather than forcing them to close as part of any intensification of its coronavirus containment strategy. Closing vapes stores, the industry argues, would be a potentially counterproductive move that could place a further strain on the already overstretched National Health Service.