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Vaping Rules In The UK

Vaping Rules In The UK

All of us know that the government somehow influence our lives. These people indicate what we can do and what we cannot. The thing is that such regulations (laws and decrees) can to some extent shape our behavior in public. Some control exists because of the decisions of politicians and MPs, the other because publicity and society decided to do or not to do something. When and where do we face these regulations and prohibitions? The very first examples, which come to my mind, are those signs on the window displays, zoos, transport and museum cases: “No smoking!”, “No food”,...

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Can e-cigarettes claim to be healthy?

Can e-cigarettes claim to be healthy?

Following a consultation, and in light of sector-wide changes to the likely availability and quality of evidence and a regulatory regime setting product standards, CAP and BCAP have lifted the blanket ban on health claims for e-cigarettes. A health claim is any claim that a relationship exists between an e-cigarette, or one of its constituents, and health. So does this mean that marketers are now free to advertise their e-cigarettes as healthy? Or at least, that they are safer than tobacco?TPD prohibitions still applyNot so fast. Firstly, the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) is in force, so the relaxation of...

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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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