Tag - Vaping

10 vaping myths (and how to answer them)

Vaping proponents often cite their benefits, promoting the method as a safer alternative to smoking conventional cigarettes. But these claims are dangerous and more grounded in fiction than reality, claims one expert. Speaking at last weekend’s Annual Women’s and Children’s Health Update conference in Sydney, public health expert Emeritus Professor Simon Chapman tore apart 10 claims...

WA researchers look at how state laws can be used to stop influencers promoting vaping on social media

Key points: WA researchers will look at what changes can be made to state laws to stop young people seeing vaping adds on social media There are concerns about the growing number of young people using e-cigarettes It's believed social media platforms are playing a role in promoting vapes as 'cool' and 'fun' West Australian researchers are...

Social Media Has Big Impact on People Taking Up Smoking, Vaping

WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The potent influence of social media may include tobacco use. By analyzing 29 previously published studies, researchers found that people who viewed social media that contained tobacco content were more than twice as likely to report using tobacco and were more likely to use it in the future, compared...

Tobacco use wanes in West, grows in Africa

Research is pointing to growing tobacco use in Africa while the reverse is true elsewhere. This is as worrying as it’s perplexing, considering the sustained anti-tobacco use campaigns carried out on the continent by lobbies. In a University of Chicago report, researchers who created a Tobacco Atlas after surveying 63 countries say there are more than a...

Health experts debunk myths on vaping: Does it really help smokers quit? What chemicals are you inhaling?

E-cigarettes are banned in Singapore and getting caught vaping will get you a hefty fine, but that hasn’t stemmed the rising number of offence cases in recent years. CNA Lifestyle asks doctors and pharmacists all about vaping. When it comes to cigarette use, its association with lung disease, cardiovascular disease, cancer and congenital deformities is...

Tobacco Consumption Slows In The West, Grows In Africa, Say Researchers

Cigarette smuggling has emerged as one of the most lucrative enterprises between Zimbabwe and South Africa, with border authorities seizing contraband worth millions of dollars in recent years. Last month, South African police confiscated cigarettes worth ZAR1,7 million (about USD105,000) from Zimbabwean smugglers who have taken advantage of porous border controls between the two southern African countries...

The FDA and Juul are fighting over a vape ban, but the role of e-cigarettes in the world of tobacco abuse is not clear-cut

On June 23, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that all Juul products must be removed from U.S. markets. This decision essentially broadened an existing ban on teen use of the company’s nicotine e-cigarettes to include adults as well. The next day, Juul asked a federal appeals court to temporarily block the...

FDA orders Juul Labs to remove products from US market

The US Food and Drug Administration has ordered Juul Labs Inc. products to be removed from the US market as the agency issued marketing denial orders for its vaping devices and pods. "As a result, the company must stop selling and distributing these products. In addition, those currently on the U.S. market must be removed, or risk enforcement...

Suffocating planet! The environmental implications of the vaping industry

What many people already know is that tobacco product waste from cigarette butts is one of the most common forms of plastic waste suffocating the environment. Now, there is another detrimental threat facing our environment (much to the dismay of the Cape Town vaping community)– vape waste. Vape waste creates three huge environmental issues: Increase...

Government ticks all the wrong tobacco boxes – FMF

There’s a seriously unhealthy synergy between our Treasury’s tax policy architects and our health department when it comes to non-combustible nicotine products. Our health department slavishly follows the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) hotly contested shooting down of everything nicotine, while Treasury gladly widens its tax net to siphon billions of extra rands from the...