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22nd September 2023

Ireland Disposable Vape Ban?

It is looking very likely there will be a ban on disposable vapes on the way in Ireland soon, on top of additional regulations.

More here at Ecigclick -

Also the WVA have published a press release in response -

15th September 2023

Global Vape Alliance Launched

A new Global Vape Alliance has been launched.

"The Global Vape Alliance for the first time brings together major international vaping bodies including the Electronic Cigarette Industry Committee of the China Electronics Chamber of Commerce (ECCC), the US Vapor Technology Association (VTA), the “UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA)” and the Independent European Vape Alliance (IEVA)."

Above quoted from the Press release from UKVIA -

Global Vape Alliance website -

A summary here from Ecigclick -

12th September 2023

Is there a UK disposable vape ban on the horizon?

Read more on Ecigclick -

Includes responses from the WVA, NNA, UKVIA, IEA , IBVTA .

Cochrane compares different methods of Cigarette Cessation

Spoiler - vaping comes out as the most effective!!

Summary here -

1st September 2023

UKVIA Ends Tobacco Company Membership

In a press release today the UKVIA (UK Vaping Industry Association) announced they would no longer accept large tobacco companies as members.

Read the press release here on ecigclick

Or the UKVIA website

17th August 2023

How Come Sweden Is Almost Smoke Free?

Smoke Free Sweden have issued a new report on how they are close to the Smoke free goal of 5% or less smoking rate - an interesting read and they say...

"This follow-up report is a call to the WHO and global public health to study the harm reduction strategies so successfully employed by Sweden"

Read the PDF report here

10th August 2023

New Study - Smokers would appreciate Health Care Interventions to help them transition to vaping

Ecigclick have reported on the new study showing how smokers / vapers would react to different health care interventions to aid them to quit / stay away from smoking -

You can also view the study here

9th August 2023

New Study - Smokers Switching To Vapes Could Save NHS More Than £500m A Year

A new study has been published from the Brunel University London.

Ecigclick have covered it here...

The article from the Brunel website is here's-adult-smokers-vaped-instead

The full study is online - but behind a paywall

3rd August 2023

ASH UK - E-cigarette Use In Great Britain 2023 Results

ASH UK have published the results of their e-cigarette use in Great Britain survey - read the full results here

Also you can read their press release here

Sadly 4 in 10 smokers are scared of vaping.

Ecigclick have written an article summarising the main points here

Various responses have already been published.

The IBVTA have published a press release -

Various health professionals have made excellent responses -

The NNA have also responded

To help counteract the negative perception of vaping, ASH UK have produced an great "Mythbusting" article on all the common myths -

I know ASH UK policies are not always popular with vapers but at least they see vaping for the benefit of accelerating the decrease in smoking rate. Unlike some of their counterparts – cough – ASH Scotland…ASH USA

They are generally sympathetic to vaping and see it as an important tool to reduce smoking in the UK and in a recent Health and Social Care committee - the Chief Exec of ASH UK - Deborah Arnott - was one of the few actually talking sense and sticking up for vaping in the horrific first panel.

If you want to see more responses by various organisations / experts - I have summarised them here in our Article -

Other Vape News this week...

Vapes performed better than NRT in helping pregnant smokers quit - new study -

The UK branch of Cochrane is to close -

The WVA have responded to the latest dollop of misinformation oozing from the WHO -

31st July 2023

Crazy News Headlines on Vaping!

Some absolutely crazy articles started appearing in the UK media regarding the horrific disease - "Vape Tongue" - total lies -

A great study looked into ways to help smokers transition to vaping, overcoming obstacles including access, advice and the negative perception -

ASH UK published their survey results on the opinion of Tobacco and Vaping control in the UK -

24 Mar 2022

exposes for the first time that most e-cigarette research is flawed and in need of urgent critical reform

28 Dec 2021

E-cigarettes may help you quit smoking, even if you don’t want to

19 Dec 2021

The unrelenting assault on vaping is taking a toll

Vape Predictions 2022 | 18 Experts Share Their Thoughts

17 Dec 2021

No more doubts: e-cigs are less toxic than traditional cigarettes


15 Dec 2021

The Importance of Product Choice

10 Dec 2021

Number of people vaping in the UK rises to highest-ever level

6 Dec 2021

Groups allegedly funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies accused of demonizing vaping bill

Does vaping really damage DNA and increase the risk of cancer?

30 Nov 2021

Fylde GP promoting vaping to help smokers quit

Yorkshire Cancer Research welcomes inclusion of vaping products in NICE guidelines

18 Oct 2021

Vaping, e-cigarettes: 100 global experts call on WHO FCTC to embrace ‘low-risk’ products

15 Oct 2021

Heated Denver Council Hearing Debates Vape Flavors Ban

14 Oct 2021

Michigan Drops Its Vape Flavor Ban, But Advocates Wary of What’s Next

‘Kooky’ vape rules may miss the mark

13 Oct 2021

Thai Minister’s Support For Vaping ‘goes Global’

FDA Approves an E-Cigarette for the First Time but Still Seems Bent on Banning the Flavors Former Smokers Overwhelmingly Prefer

11 Oct 2021

Embrace new evidence-based tobacco control to save lives

10 Oct 2021

Stand up to EU! Boris urged to use Brexit freedoms to end e-cigarette ban fears

Scientists push for tobacco harm reduction policies

09 Oct 2021

Can prohibition work? The battle over the government’s tough new vaping ban

08 Oct 2021

Respecting the Agency of Smokers: the Liberalism of Harms Reduction and the Illiberalism of Prohibitionism

06 Oct 2021

Nicotine-vaping law change criticised by ex-smokers

Federal Health Agencies Confused About Statistics, Policymakers Should Pay More Attention

Smoke and Mirrors: Orwellian Echoes of 1984

24 Sep 2021

Vaping vs. Tobacco Smoking: What The FDA Is Getting Wrong

23 Sep 2021

The Media Needs to Get Vaping Right on the First Try

22 Sep 2021

The FDA has decimated the e-cigarette market

Vaping And Mental Health: Does Nicotine Use Cause Teen Depression?

According to Data from the CDC, Youth Vaping Has Not Led to Smoking

21 Sep 2021

Vaping Works If Governments Allow It To

Bureaucrats, Democrats are needlessly killing a powerful anti-smoking tool

16 Sep 2021

Multinational company plans to launch smoke-free products in Pakistan

Experts: Proposed e-cigarette tax could drive teens to more harmful products

15 Sep 2021

Nine of 10 Filipino smokers want better alternatives to cigarettes, survey says

14 Sep 2021

E-cigarettes: misconceptions about their dangers may be preventing people from quitting smoking

Cochrane Review Update: Electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation

Do vape companies targets teens? A perspective

13 Sep 2021

New York State Department of Health Announces Lowest Youth Cigarette Smoking Rate on Record - E-Cigarette Use Among Youth Also Declined in 2020

11 Sep 2021

Don't Rush FDA's Vaping Products Review — The process must be based in evidence, not politics

09 Sep 2021

AG Miller's statement on FDA's vaping actions 'Let’s not forget the overwhelming risk to public health'

Vaping Works. International Best Practices

Social media misinformation about e-cigarettes is harmful for smokers

Taxing e-cigarettes could have adverse consequences

New Smoking Pandemic Lurking As FDA Prepares Its Decision On E-Cigarettes

08 Sep 2021

FDA needs to embrace vaping’s potential to improve public health

06 Sep 2021

Top Tobacco Researchers: It’s Time to Re-Think Anti-Vape Policies

03 Sep 2021

The FDA Is Set To Unintentionally Push Quitters Back to Smoking

The Vaping Industry as We Know It May Soon Disappear

02 Sep 2021

E-cigarettes: misconceptions about their dangers may be preventing people from quitting smoking

01 Sep 2021

Congress Must Rein in Federal Agencies

24 Aug 2021

Who Should Government Trust on Health, a Lawyer or a Public Health Professor?

22 Aug 2021

Blurring the Line Between Righteousness and Health

19 Aug 2021

Balancing Consideration of the Risks and Benefits of E-Cigarettes