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‘Must do better’ – tobacco companies score poorly in harm reduction exam

Written by Aidan Semmens || 2nd October 2020 || Blog |

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We’re told repeatedly that the whole point of e-cigarettes is to reduce harm from smoking – so how are we doing in terms of harm reduction? ...

The deadly danger that lurks in well-meaning prohibition of vaping flavours

Written by Aidan Semmens || 24th August 2020 || Blog |

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Do restrictions on e-cigarettes, such as flavour bans, send users back to smoking? No doubt it’s the law of unintended consequences at work, but the answer would seem to be “yes” ...

Vaping vs smoking – what do EU Parliament officials have to hide?

Written by Aidan Semmens || 10th July 2020 || Blog |

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The vexed question of the distinction between vaping and smoking, often confused by rulemakers at all levels, has arisen in the very heart of one of the world's largest and most influential rulemaking bodies ...

How has the ban on vaping imports gone down Down Under?

Written by Aidan Semmens || 26th June 2020 || Blog |

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Health minister Greg Hunt this week announced a ban on all e-cigarette imports except under medical prescription – effectively a total vaping ban in a country where imports were previously the only legal way to get e-cigs...

Could the land that makes e-cigarettes for the world ban them at home?

Written by Aidan Semmens || 22nd June 2020 || Blog |

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Could China, where most of the world’s e-cigarettes are made, actually be considering banning them? It could have major global repercussions for the whole vaping industry – and so, potentially, for levels of smoking – if it did....

Juul puts on a friendlier, more responsible-looking face

Written by Aidan Semmens || 1st June 2020 || Blog |

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Having grown so rapidly to a position where it was market-leading, cool – and seen by many people as Public Enemy No.1 – it was probably inevitable that Juul had to be seen to change ...

An unwanted faceful of secondhand vapour meant a dash to hospital

Written by Aidan Semmens || 19th January 2020 || Blog |

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While feelings run high on both sides of the great debate over e-cigarette flavours, has one vital – potentially even life-threatening – factor been largely overlooked? My sister was recently rushed to hospital after being “vaped over” (her...

What have LGBTQ youngsters in particular got against vaping?

Written by Aidan Semmens || 17th January 2020 || Blog |

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How harmful is vaping to the user’s health? While the global scientific jury is still very much out on that one – and, face it, e-cigarettes haven’t been around long enough for anyone to know for certain what...

Are e-cigs really more dangerous to kids than guns or combustibles?

Written by Aidan Semmens || 16th January 2020 || Blog |

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A story published by The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (“in partnership with The Daily Mail”, so investigative credentials already perhaps a little tarnished) purports to expose a “loophole” in UK advertising rules that “lets Juul advertise to children...