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A new study has found that many people who vape would turn back to cigarettes if e-cigarettes were banned.   The study, which was conducted at the US Duke University asked current users of e-cigarettes what they would do if they couldn't get their favourite e-cig anymore.   The research started because the FDA (the USA's Food, Drug and Alcohol regulators) have started looking into e-cigarettes and maybe cracking down on them, or even banning e-cigarettes completely.   Pushing People...
It used to be that a cigarette was the ultimate fashion accessory. From Frank Sinatra to Audrey Hepburn and every star in between, no self-respecting icon of the 20th century would be seen without one. But the times have changed and now celebrities prefer to be seen living a healthier lifestyle, hence the huge movement in celebrity stars sporting a Vape or E-Cigarette as the new style accessory.   With the growing trend of electronic cigarette users (3.2 million users...
The growing trend of the Vape and E-Cigarette industry is no secret, with reports that the global vapour and E-cigarette products market are now worth an estimated £17.1 billion (up from £4.2 billion just five years ago). With over 3.2 million Vape or E-Cigarette users in the UK alone, it is now a mainstream trend.   As the younger age group of 18-25-year olds take up most of the market share (around 28%), there is a common misconception that E-cigarettes...
Most people know the physical health risks associated with smoking cigarettes, but few understand the huge negative influence is has on your mental health. It is a common misconception that smoking helps relaxation and mindfulness. Smoking has the adverse effect, and increases depression, anxiety and tension. As a result, smokers are more likely to develop mental health issues than non-smokers.   A startling 42% of cigarette smokers are affected by some sort of mental illness at some point in their...
Smoking is a very expensive habit, you only have to look at the constantly rising prices of cigarettes to know that. The average smoker will spend around £3,300 a year on cigarettes, more if they smoke premium brands!   But what most of us don't think about is the cost that smoking has on the UK as a whole, from the NHS to businesses. In fact the UK government has estimated that smoking costs the UK £12.6 billion a year!   In this blog...
In a recent move in the ongoing struggle to stop people smoking two NHS hospitals in Birmingham have made e-cigarette history and opened Vape shops inside their grounds.   Sandwell general hospital in West Bromwich and Birmingham city hospital are determined to become smoke free areas, banning cigarettes completely on hospital grounds and imposing a £50 fine for anyone who is caught.   Using an e-cigarette is of course allowed, although it has to be away from doorways and the smoking...
Although the phrases "light" or "ultralight" on cigarettes was banned in the EU a couple of years ago, many smokers still believe that these brands are not as bad for you as normal cigarettes.   New research has shown that this is just not true and states that "light" cigarette users have exactly the same risk of lung cancer as a normal cigarette smoker.   That means even light or ultralight cigarette smokers are 25 times more likely to develop cancer than...
A study by ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) has found that 1 in 7 people are in, and will stay in, social housing because of the cost of cigarettes.   It's not hard to see why, with the price of cigarettes continually increasing over the last decade. On average smokers in social housing are spending £50 a week on cigarettes, which is £2,600 a year going up in smoke.   As you can imagine this is big chunk of anyone's yearly...
In a recent CNBC documentary entitled “Vaporized: America’s E-Cigarette Addiction”, the future of e cigarettes in the US looks to become even more challenging leading up to the inevitable FDA laws, due to come into effect in the not so distant future.    The premise of the documentary is that many brands of e cigarettes in the US are actively targeting children and teenagers to take up vaping.  And it seems to be a big problem state-side with recent FDA...
It may seem a bit backward, but new research shows that if the NHS was to pay people to quit smoking, the NHS could save billions of pounds every year.   The research, conducted by the British charity The Cochrane Library, found that smokers were more likely to attempt to quit and keep at it if there was a financial prize at the end.   Although it might seem strange to pay people in order to save money, it does make...