Weekend reading and viewing

1. On Reason.com one of the better and entertaining discussions of the pros and cons of ecigs (video). 2. Brad Rodu on tobacco harm reduction (and how and why nicotine replacement therapies don’t work). 3. Carl Phillips on limiting your exposure to misleading information. I know that when I am casually reading something for information […]

Vaping will grow for other reasons than being healthier but it will still remain out of the reach of some people

We all know that vaping is massively healthier than smoking and that is the reason health authorities should embrace them but what might be just as important in achieving dominance over cigarettes is that they provide a better experience. All things being equal there are still a few usage impediments I will mention later here. […]

Tobacco Control study finds e-cigarettes as safe as medicinal nicotine inhaler

A new study ¬†Levels of selected carcinogens and toxicants in vapour from electronic cigarettes¬†from the journal Tobacco Control concludes that substituting tobacco cigarettes with e-cigarettes may substantially reduce exposure to selected tobacco-specific toxicants. E-cigarettes as a harm reduction strategy among smokers unwilling to quit, warrants further study. Strong words considering the source but still I […]

E-cigs and cruise ships: will a no always outweigh a yes?

Tip of the hat to Michael McFadden for drawing this to my attention. Dick Puddlecote wrote a post about the changes in smoking policies on cruise ships which led Michael to this e-cigarette smoking policy from Princess Cruise Lines. Electronic Cigarettes The use of electronic cigarettes is permitted in all areas onboard with the exception […]