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[UK] NHS should prescribe e-cigarettes, according to boss of Plymouth's newest vape shop

The director of Plymouth's latest vaping store says it's a 'no brainer' that GPs should prescribe e-cigarettes to patients who want to give up fags. Ex-smoker Richard O'Connell, 40, is one of two directors who set up Vape Town over four years ago and ha
Plymouth Herald / This is Plymouth (uk)
added Mar 15, 2018 17:00

[UK] Philip Morris International: a New Year’s resolution

In January 2018, Philip Morris International (PMI) placed ads in UK newspapers explaining that their New Year’s resolution was ‘to stop selling cigarettes in the UK’...refer to four commitments for 2018:... While the second commitment is contrary to Artic
Tobacco Control
added Mar 15, 2018 15:26

Measuring illicit cigarette trade in Colombia

e low overall penetration of illicit cigarettes in Colombia indicates that the industry’s warnings against tax increases are not justified. The limited importance of tax levels as determinant of consumption of illicit cigarettes is also suggested by the d
Tobacco Control
added Mar 15, 2018 15:23

[UK] IQOS reviewed: Could a 'heat not burn' alternative to cigarettes wean this committed smoker off Marlboro Lights? ($$)

I have been hynotised (twice); I have had acupuncture, I have read Alan Carr (cover to cover, five times); I have listened to motivational podcasts; I have been on a week-long juice fast; I have chewed gum that made me wretch; I have slapped on patches t
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Mar 15, 2018 15:21

[UK] Position statement on electronic cigarettes (PDF)

we consider e.cigarettes provide a safer and acceptable alternative to smoked tobacco, and that their use as an aid to quit smoking completely should be publicised in the general population. In addition, government and regulators must be challenged t
Yorkshire Cancer Research (uk)
added Mar 15, 2018 14:33

[UK] expert reaction to modelling study on electronic cigarettes in the US

scientists report that based on the existing scientific evidence related to e-cigarettes and optimistic assumptions about the relative harm of e-cigarette use compared to cigarette smoking, e-cigarette use currently represents more population-level harm t
Science Media Centre (uk)
added Mar 15, 2018 14:27

[UK] If smoking is so damn bad for you why don’t they just make it illegal?

Stevie Benton is the Communications Manager of [ASH]. Simon Clark is Director of Forest, a group that represents “adults who choose to consume tobacco and non-smoking adults who are tolerant of other people’s enjoyment of tobacco”. Despite having quite op
ShortList Magazine (uk)
added Mar 15, 2018 14:25

[UK] Help to quit goes up in smoke

Why are the services shutting down? And what of the impact on smokers and the NHS? To find out, BMA News has tracked the demise of a single service in Bromley, a south London borough which itself describes high levels of smoking for pregnant women, child
British Medical Association (BMA) (uk)
added Mar 15, 2018 14:23


Yorkshire Cancer Research is urging smokers in Yorkshire to quit by using e-cigarettes. We’re also asking healthcare professionals working in the region to support smokers who choose to quit by vaping. If you’re a smoker and wondering how vaping may help
Yorkshire Cancer Research (uk)
added Mar 15, 2018 14:22

[China] Smoking linked with higher risk of type 2 diabetes

Although adiposity is the major modifiable risk factor for diabetes, other research in China suggests this can explain only about 50% of the increase in diabetes prevalence over recent decades, suggesting other lifestyle factors, including smoking, may pl
University of Oxford (uk)
added Mar 15, 2018 14:16
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