E Cigarettes

E-Cigs - Gateway Drug or Quit Aid?

Kylie Barton | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kylie Barton

The e-cig has sky-rocketed in popularity - cool looking vape-shops now litter most high streets. It is like the time before we knew how bad cigs were for us, glitzy advertising, alluring packaging, a variety of delicious flavours - all of which appeal to the rebellious teen (or apparently infant!).

Are E-cigarettes a Viable Way to Quit Smoking?

Sam Cohen | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Cohen

Out of the 500 survey participants, only 11.6% of people said that they didn't see vaping as a safer alternative. However, with such a high percentage of people claiming to still be unsure, the amount of people picking up an e-cigarette to quit smoking will definitely be affected.

Tobacco Lobbyists Puff-Up eCigarette Prices

Rob Comley | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Politics
Rob Comley

Whilst reading the paper on yesterday morning's commute into work, you may have been amazed to read plans of a tax hike from Brussels which will send ...

E-Cigarettes 'No Better' Than Smoking Tobacco

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

E-cigarettes could be "no better" for health than smoking tobacco, scientists have warned. A new study has shown that vapour from the devices can ...

Man Hospitalised After Vaping Burned A Hole In His Lung

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK

A father-of-three was hospitalised after his electronic cigarette spilled hot liquid nicotine down his throat, burning a hole in his right lung. R...

E-cigarettes: What We Know

Professor Kevin Fenton | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Kevin Fenton

Are e-cigarettes safe? Will they help me to quit smoking? Will they harm my kids or encourage them to smoke? These are important questions. And because e-cigarettes have become popular so fast, from being virtually unheard of to 2.6million British users in under ten years, we need to answer them.

Get E-Cigarettes On The NHS, Health Officials Urge

PA | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK

Government health officials want to see GPs able to prescribe e-cigarettes on the NHS, they said today as they published a review that said vaping is ...

Changing Trends Show Many Teens Getting Hooked On E-Cigs

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A new study has revealed shocking trends among young people, with many getting hooked on what researchers call "alcopops of the nicotine world". Th...

How Vaping Could Pose A Higher Cancer Risk Than Smoking

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An estimated 2.1 million people use e-cigarettes in the UK, but if you thought vaping was a healthier alternative to smoking you may want to think aga...

This Could Be Spliffing News For Cannabis Lovers

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The first legal cannabis e-cigarette could soon be landing on British soil. And when we say soon, we mean next Thursday - or so say the Metro. The...

E-Cigarettes Start Kids Nice And Young

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

This is good news for the tobacco companies who are looking to sustain their business model and have cleverly introduced vaping as the acceptable face of nicotine addiction. If it doesn't do any harm then what's the problem?

This Woman Is Doing Something Not Seen In A TV Ad For 49 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK

The first advert to show people smoking for nearly 50 years are airing air on British television today. A commercial for e-cigarette brand VIP will...

How To Make Sure Your E-Cigarette Doesn't Start A Fire

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Fire officers who have seen a rise in reported incidents caused by e-cigarettes have issued advice on how to use the cigarette replacements safely. ...

Why Not Add Nicotine to Cornflakes? It Would Boost the Economy

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

Advertising addictive chemicals is an oddity. There are few products out there that are licensed and taxed and advertised that are specifically designed to inhibit the users ability to control themselves. Apart from alcohol of course but hey.

E-Cigarettes 'Could Save Thousands Of Lives'

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Experts have revealed that tens of thousands of lives could be saved every year if British smokers made one small switch. The solution? Swapping c...

E-Cigarettes Could Act As Gateway Drug To Cocaine

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With an estimated 2.1 million e-cigarette users in the UK, you could say that vaping is rather en trend. But while e-cigarettes may be designed to...

You Probably Won't Be Able To Use E-Cigarettes Inside For Much Longer...

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK

Electronic cigarettes should be banned from indoor spaces and face curbs on their sale over health fears, the World Health Organisation has said. D...

Can We Please Stop Being So Overdramatic About E-Cigarettes?

Hilary Wardle | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hilary Wardle

Propylene glycol is a solvent, and there is a natural hesitation when it comes to the idea of breathing in a 'chemical'. There are over 4000 chemicals in tobacco smoke, nearly all of which are more harmful than propylene glycol. Yes, of course it isn't ideal and we don't know much about the long term health risks associated with inhaling it, but surely one chemical is better than 4000?

Merseyside Man Killed After E-Cigarette Explodes Into Flames

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK

A man has died after his e-cigarette exploded into flames and ignited oxygen equipment he is believed to have been using, fire chiefs said today. T...

What Is Vaping?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

More and more smokers are turning to electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) to get their nicotine fix. In fact 'vaping', as the pastime is affectiona...

How E-Cigarette (Chargers) Can Be Hazardous To Health (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK

A woman has escaped from an explosion at her family home after a fire caused by an e-cigarette plugged into a faulty charger. The incident, which h...

What Stance Should Employers Take on E-Cigarettes in the Workplace?

Paula Whelan | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Whelan

More than 50 leading scientists from 15 countries have appealed to the World Health Organisation (WHO) to ensure e-cigarettes are not classified as the same as traditional cigarettes.

Britain's Efforts to Reduce Smoking Are Becoming a Cash Cow for Big Tobacco

The Conversation UK | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Conversation UK

The tobacco industry, having sniffed out this opportunity, is snapping up e-cigarette companies. The latest example is Lorillard's acquisition of Skycig, giving the US based conglomerate its first major foothold in the British market.

This Is What Happens When An E-Cigarette Explodes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK

This is the moment a ball of fire narrowly missed a barmaid's head when an e-cigarette exploded. Laura Baty, 18, was serving a customer at the bar ...

Will Wales Lead Public Places E-Cigs Ban?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK

Wales could be the first part of the UK to ban smoking e-cigarettes in enclosed public spaces. Welsh health minister Professor Mark Drakeford said ...