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Blowing smoke? E-cigarettes might help smokers quit | DIY E-Liquid Blog – E-Juice Makers


Effectively, hell has frozen over. An article about e-cigarettes and smoking cessation that does not make any wild claims concerning the mysterious risks of vaping by some means being worse than the identified well being dangers related to smoking. A rise within the quitting success charge from 5 to eight% would not seem to be a lot, however that is a rise of 60%.

Blowing smoke? E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

Individuals who used e-cigarettes had been extra more likely to kick the behavior than those that did not, a brand new research discovered. Nicotine patches, gums and medicines are identified to help smoking cessation, however there is no consensus on whether or not vaping gadgets may also help anti-smoking efforts. The U.S. analysis is the…


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New California study proves vaping helps smokers quit | DIY E-Liquid Blog – E-Juice Makers


New California study proves vaping helps smokers quit

After a couple weeks of bad news and worse news for vaping, along comes exciting good news from the least likely place imaginable: the University of California.

A new study from the University of California-San Diego says that vaping helps smokers try to quit, and of those who try, more smokers who use e-cigarettes succeed. The study appeared in the British Medical Journal.

The research team used data collected by the U.S. Census CPS-TUS, a survey of adults to collect information about changes in tobacco product use. According to lead author Shu-Hong Zhu, a UC-San Diego professor of Family Medicine and Public Health, the CPS-TUS data is based on the largest sample of smokers and vapers available.

“These data suggest that e-cigarettes play the role of a cessation tool.”

The researchers looked at the connections between e-cigarette use and smoking cessation. They found that 65 percent of smokers who vaped during the previous year had tried to quit smoking, while just 40 percent of the non-vaping smokers tried.

Even more exciting, 8.2 percent of the smokers who vaped were able to quit smoking, while just 4.8 percent of those who didn’t vape were successful at quitting. “The cessation rate among those who did not use e-cigarettes remained the same compared to previous years,” said Zhu. “These data suggest that e-cigarettes play the role of a cessation tool.”

“Our analysis of the population survey data indicated that smokers who also used e-cigarettes were more likely to attempt to quit smoking, and more likely to succeed,” said Zhu. “Use of e-cigarettes was associated both with a higher quit rate for individuals as well as at the population level; driving an increase in the overall number of people quitting.”

Great news, but will it stick?

The findings of this careful study are in direct conflict with Prof. Stanton Glantz’s famously sloppy 2016 meta-review, which in the words of scientists at the Truth Initiative, “simply lumps together the errors of inference” from the individual studies that were combined in the review. (If you’re not familiar with the Glantz paper, I suggest starting with Clive Bates’ brutal takedown.)

An accompanying editorial in the BMJ — titled “New evidence supports a liberal approach to e-cigarette regulation” — by Chris Bullen, a public health professor at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, emphasized the good news for public health.

“The research by Zhu and colleagues suggests that where such permissive approaches to e-cigarettes exist—ones that enable smokers to have ready access to products that deliver nicotine effectively, at a price lower than that of tobacco cigarettes—then substantial numbers of smokers will make the transition away from smoking, and a substantial population benefit can result,” writes Bullen. “In light of this evidence, policy makers in countries contemplating a more restrictive approach to the regulation of e-cigarettes should pause to consider if pursuing such a course of action is the right thing to do for population health.”

Study finds e-cigarette use associated with an increased smoking cessation rate https://t.co/qwsIepTDyo + commentary https://t.co/qrsnxXsAVH pic.twitter.com/Ioilk1MnnY

— The BMJ (@bmj_latest) July 26, 2017

The question now is whether this study will get the publicity it deserves in the United States. The influence on the news media of nine years of relentless vaping negativity and outright attacks from American public health officials and tobacco control ideologues has prevented other academic efforts from breaking through to the general public.

By Wednesday evening, the story was already being reported widely, including by the Associated Press and Reuters, whose stories will be picked up by many newspapers. Will this good news tip the scales back toward something resembling fair discourse? Or will it be quickly forgotten? Cross your fingers.

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The American Heart Association Says Vaping Is Safer | DIY E-Liquid Blog – E-Juice Makers


American Heart Association got something right finally.
Get ready for the studies to pour in. Vaping Saves Lives Daily.
#bigtobacco kills.

The American Heart Association Says Vaping Is Safer Than Smoking

It’s kind of a no-brainer at this point, but health groups are moving away from blind condemnation of vaping.


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[Infographic] The Psychology of Vaping | DIY E-Liquid Blog – E-Juice Makers


[Infographic] The Psychology of Vaping & Why It Succeeds

Much has been written about vaping and its role in helping people to quit smoking. This infographic from purplebox analyses why vaping is far more effective than other quitting techniques. It analyses how vaping lets ex-smokers keep enjoying some of the behavioral nuances of smoking, without all the bad stuff. For example, many smokers will have developed familiar routines that can be hard to break. They might like to have a cigarette after a long day at work and will miss this when it’s gone. Vaping lets you keep this element and reduces the chances that you’ll break.

Another big issue people trying to quit have is when they’re out socialising. Many smokers associate having a drink with having a cigarette and many miss this element on a night out. Again, vaping lets you keep this element so you can stay focussed on quitting cigarettes for good. Find out more in the infographic.

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New! Concrete River Flavor Notes | DIY E-Liquid Blog – E-Juice Makers



New! Concrete River Flavor Notes:Selected excerpts from some european flavor tests. First tests on FlavourArt UK Blend VaPimms, Sasami Sweet Blackberry, and Sasami Gooseberry. Starts with cl…


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Medical Community Pushes Australian Government To Reform Its E-cig Laws – VAPE Magazine


Medical Community Pushes Australian Government To Reform Its E-cig Laws
BY CHRIS MELLIDES

Australian parliamentarians are being told that smokers should have an easier means of transitioning from smoking to vaping, and that current legislation is not conducive in reaching that end.

Doctors turned advocates believe that marginalizing smokers and presenting them with a “quit or die” ultimatum is unjust.

Several of these medical practitioners suggest that the Australian government should adopt measures seen in the US and UK, which currently allow its citizens access to nicotine vaping products, according to PerthNow.

While e-cigarettes are legal in Australia, the sale and possession of nicotine commonly used in them is still illegal.

In 2015, the first large-scale Australian study found that two thirds of the Australian smokers would die from smoking-related illnesses, PerthNow reports.

To read more click here for the PerthNow story.

Chris Mellides is the Managing Editor of VAPE Magazine. A seasoned journalist, he has worked in all areas of the media industry since first getting his start in newspaper reporting. Contact him at chris@vapemz.com.

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Dutch cancer association sues tobacco | DIY E-Liquid Blog – E-Juice Makers


Dutch cancer association sues tobacco industry for murder

The Dutch cancer association KLF filed suit against four multinational tobacco companies, and now lawyers in 17 other countries are following KLF’s lead and considering doing the same.

NL Times reported that lawyers from 15 countries recently gathered in Switzerland to discuss the Dutch lawsuit, and how to pursue their own legal strategies. Representatives from Germany and Belgium are also interested, but were unable to attend the meeting.

The companies being sued are Philip Morris International, British American Tobacco, Japan Tobacco International and Imperial Tobacco. The Netherlands’ public prosecutor (equivalent to an attorney general) will decide by August if the country itself will prosecute the case.

De Kanter maintains that nicotine is as addictive as cocaine and heroin.

The Dutch case is the idea of Dutch lawyer Benedicte Ficq and lung cancer specialist Dr. Wanda de Kanter, a well-known tobacco control extremist who is opposed not just to cigarettes and the tobacco industry, but also anything that resembles smoking (like vaping) and any form of tobacco harm reduction.

De Kanter maintains that nicotine is as addictive as cocaine and heroin, according to Dutch vaping advocacy group Acvoda. Of course, there is ample evidence that nicotine without smoke is nowhere near as addictive as those drugs.

Ficq, de Kanter, KWF, and lung cancer victim Anne Marie van Veen are bringing charges of attempted murder or manslaughter, attempted aggravated assault with premeditation, attempted deliberate harm to health with premeditation, and forgery.

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