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Juul trials 'lockable' C1 e-cigarette for UK vapers

Juul trials 'lockable' C1 e-cigarette for UK vapers
UK trials have begun of an e-cigarette that can be locked to prevent anyone but its owner puffing on it.
The Juul C1 e-cigarette pairs with an Android smartphone to limit who can use it as well as to provide a way of monitoring how often the user vapes.
Juul said the C1 could only be used if people got through age-verification and face-recognition checks.

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Smoking to be ended in the UK by 2030, leaked proposal reveals

Smoking to be ended in the UK by 2030, leaked proposal reveals

The plans leaked to the Daily Mail would reportedly see quit leaflets placed inside cigarette packets. A crackdown to eliminate smoking from Britain by 2030 is being planned by the government, leaked documents reportedly show.The target will be officially unveiled next week when it is announced in parliament by Health Secretary Matt Hancock.Tobacco companies rather than health providers will allegedly be made to cover the cost of helping people to quit smoking, according to the leaked documents seen by the Daily Mail.Quit leaflets will be placed inside cigarette packets, the newspaper reported, and black market cigarettes would also be targeted.The...

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Government says vaping 95% safer than smoking in push to get smokers to switch to e-cigarettes

Government says vaping 95% safer than smoking in push to get smokers to switch to e-cigarettes

Public Health England to counter 'false fears' over vaping's safetyThe government is launching a campaign to convince smokers vaping is a significantly less damaging alternative to smoking. Public Health England (PHE) says e-cigarettes are 95 per cent safer than tobacco, but that fewer than half of smokers are aware of this fact. In a bid to counter "false fears" about vaping's safety, a new film by PHE demonstrates how the toxic chemicals and tar inhaled by an average smoker in just one month compares with not smoking or using an e-cigarette.The health agency released footage from an experiment to show...

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Smoking ban should not apply to e-cigarettes and vaping should be allowed at work, in pubs and on trains, MPs say

Smoking ban should not apply to e-cigarettes and vaping should be allowed at work, in pubs and on trains, MPs say

E-cigarettes are exempt from smoke-free legislation but are blanket banned by many businesses and public transport operators – this makes safer alternative less attractive, Science and Technology Committee warnsTrain operators, pubs and employers should rethink blanket bans on e-cigarette use which make smokers less likely to quit tobacco products and are not backed by evidence, MPs have said.A major report the Commons Science and Technology Committee has warned smokers are dying as a result of ministers’ misconceptions about the risks of e-cigarettes, and calls for a national debate and regulatory overhaul.Most public and private organisations have extended bans on smoking...

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Primary care health practitioners should support the use of e-cigarettes as an aid to stop smoking

Primary care health practitioners should support the use of e-cigarettes as an aid to stop smoking

Cancer Research UK (CRUK) released a report titled “Smoking cessation in Primary Care”. Dr Richard Roope, Clinical Champion explained that improved training for Primary Care for practitioners could help to reach the government’s goal of the UK becoming smoke-free. A range of initiatives are covered including VBA training, behavioural support and notably, e-cigarette training. On numerous occasions it has been recommended that advice on vaping should be given to smokers who want to give up with the help of an e-cigarette. The CRUK report states “When combined with behavioural support, there is good evidence for the use of both pharmacotherapy...

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