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19 August 2015

 

Give out e-cigarettes free on the NHS, doctors told

Doctors should be able to prescribe E-cigarettes says Public Health England, as it tried to debunk the myth that 'vaping' was as bad for health as inhaling tobacco smoke.. If all of England's eight million smokers switched to e-cigarettes overnight, over 75,000 lives a year would be saved, experts say. Not only are e-cigarettes 20 times less dangerous than tobacco, they are also among the most effective quitting aids, they added.

 

Kim Lay, The Times London.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/health/news/article4531500.ece

 

 

17 July 2015

Ex-smokers know a thing or two about nicotine!

In the USA, in 2014, 16.7% of adults smoked.

In the USA, 6.3 millioin smokers used e-cigarettes, and 22% used them daily.

Of nearly 2 million ex-smokers 63% use e-cigarettes daily, and obtained their nicotine only from e-cigarettes.

 

(Vaping nicotine e-cigarettes is illegal in NZ, but smoking cigarettes which gives more nicotine is legal!)

 

Rodu B. 30 million US adults have used e-cigarettes, unpublicised CDC data reveals. Tobacco Truth. 14 July 2015. (based on the 2014 National Health Interview Survey, released June 29).
http://rodutobaccotruth.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/30-million-have-used.e.html

 

1 Jan 2015

Excise and price up again in 2015

Excise up 10% and price of 20 cigarettes reaches $20, and for 30g RYOs, reaches $30.50. Excise will increase again on 1 Jan 2016.

2 Jan 2014

Murray Laugesen. Nicotine and Health – American Council on Science and Health, New York.

Of special interest to smoking cessation experts and policy makers.

 

This world-first publication (71 pages, 137 references) details

 

1 How nicotine affects your health

2 How smokeless affects your health

3 Electronic cigarettes.

 

To view the free copy see http://acsh.org/2014/01/effects-nicotine-human-health/

(and download.)

For more details please see

www.healthnz.co.nz/News2013

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15 July 2015

Ecigs and air unaffected but smoke kills respiratory cells within 6 hours

E-cigarettes (NJoy brands) vapour has no adverse effect on respiratory epithelial cells in a respiratory model of cells in culture for 6 hours, whereas tobacco smoke from commercial brands in the same time killed such cells, preventing their viability.

Authors from BAT in Toxicology in Vitro 15 July 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.tiv.2015.05.018).

20 June 2015. Vaping in the USA

10% of US adults are now vaping, compared with a year ago. Almost all of these also smoke. www.trust.org/item/20150610110053-ye2me. and ASH UK London.

 

31 May 2015. Smoking in Iceland has diminished from 14.2% in 2012 to 11.3% in 2015. Use of tobacco in the lip (Snus) increased from 1.9% to 3.4% in this period. - Embaetti Landlaeknis Directorate of Health.http://www.landlaeknir.is/um-embaettid/frettir/frett/item27026/Dagur-an-tobaks-31--mai-2015

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Adjunct Professor, University of Canterbury (Dept of Pyschology).

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