Reporting this week from our Austin bureau, Gardner Selby told the story of how “a long-stalled push to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco and e-cigarettes in Texas has a puff of momentum, thanks to early hearings in both chambers, strong support from Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and a surprising and quiet change of position by one of Big Tobacco’s leading corporations.” We mention Selby’s piece directly because a lot of fine reporting went into the story. But also because it shows how leadership — yes, even in the halls of government — really does matter, and how speaking truth to power, as they say, really can change policy in ways that affect the lives of Texans and all Americans.First, as Texans, we’re no supporters of the “nanny state.” We believe that adults should be free to make choices — even unhealthy ones — in a free society. But like many legislators in Austin, both Republicans and Democrats alike, we believe … [Read more...] about Texas can fight the teen e-cigarette epidemic and raise the legal age for tobacco products to 21
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PUBLISHED: 11:00 13 March 2019 Mike Brooke No Smoking Day campaign to quit the habit. Picture: Simon Rawles @Simon Rawles Smokers are being offered free e-cigarette kits to help kick the habit, starting today—No Smoking Day. Campaign by NHS Tower Hamlets over the years to help smokers quit. Picture: Kois MiahThe kits are being given out by Queen Mary University at its ‘Quit Right’ tobacco cessation service at Stepney Green, the first clinic in the East End taking the step.The decision by the clinic in Stayner’s Road to become ‘vape friendly’ comes after research by the university found e-cigarettes were twice as effective at helping smokers to quit as nicotine replacement treatments such as patches or gum. “Many people want to quit smoking, but find it tough,” Queen Mary’s Shamsia Begum said. “So we’re here to help. We’re urging smokers to stub out their cigarettes and become … [Read more...] about Smokers offered free e-cigarettes by Queen Mary University a week after Ash Wednesday
NEW "safer" e-cigarettes have been branded as dangerous as smoking and vaping, experts said today. A new study that directly compares new heated tobacco devices with vaping and traditional cigarettes shows that all three are toxic to human lung cells. The new device, which heats solid tobacco instead of e-liquid has been found to be just as toxic to the cells as ordinary cigarette smoke. Experts say their study confirms the idea that newer electronic nicotine delivery devices might not be a safer substitute for regular smoking. The study was led by Dr Pawan Sharma, a researcher at the University of Technology Sydney and the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, Australia. He said: "Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death, and with the introduction of e-cigs in the last decade, the trend of nicotine uptake is not going to slow down in the near future. "If the current trend continues, tobacco use will cause more than eight million deaths annually by 2030 around the … [Read more...] about New ‘safer’ e-cigarettes are ‘JUST as dangerous for your lungs as vaping and smoking’
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VAPING isn't as bad for you as you think, scientists say. The misconception that vaping is as harmful as tobacco smoking is common, with six out of ten people mistaking them for being equally as bad. And that belief is particularly pronounced in smokers and ex-smokers, a study funded by Cancer Research UK has found. "Tobacco cigarettes kill over half of those who smoke long-term, yet very few people know that nicotine is not the direct cause of smoking-related death and disease," said lead researcher Dr Leonie Brose. "We found those people who think nicotine is to blame for harms from smoking are more likely to think e-cigarettes and NRT (nicotine replacement therapy) are just as bad as smoking." Only 57.3 per cent of the 1,720 UK smokers and UK smokers correctly said that vaping was less harmful than smoking, while 21.8 per cent said it was equally as harmful. In fact, researchers from King's College London found that knowledge about smoking and vaping was actually dropping; more … [Read more...] about Vaping ISN’T as bad as you think! Deluded smokers ‘risk lives’ by refusing to switch to e-cigarettes, experts say