E Cigarettes

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

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 10.10.2014 | 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 ...

E-Cigarettes 'Could Encourage Young People To Start Smoking'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK

E-cigarettes smoked by young people could lead to them picking up regular cigarettes, new research has claimed. The study by the Health Equalities ...

Why Smokers Must Be Shamed

Jemma Wayne | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jemma Wayne

People may be happy to be seen as a fun kind of tipsy at a party, but nobody wants to be a drunk-driver.... Playing with our own safety is something that must remain personal choice, but the second it endangers somebody else, anybody else, this is the time for the state, and society, to step in. Smoking anywhere in public must become as unacceptable as drink driving.

E-cigarettes: Make an Informed Choice

Steve Howard | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Howard

Electronic cigarette use is rising, with Action on Smoking and Health estimating that there are now 1.3 million current users of e-cigarettes in the UK. This number is almost entirely made up of current and ex-smokers, with perhaps as many as 400,000 people having replaced smoking with e-cigarette use.

WATCH: The 'Sexual' E-Cigarette Ad Banned Before 11pm

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK

Two television adverts for an electronic cigarette brand have been banned before 11pm following 1,156 complaints that they were overly sexual and expl...

E-Cigarette Ban For Children

PA | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK

The Government is to introduce new legislation to ban under-18s from buying electronic cigarettes. The Coalition also plans to make it illegal for ...

WATCH: 'Sexual' E-Cigarette Adverts Investigated

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.12.2013 | UK

A sexually-suggestive advert for e-cigarettes is being investigated by the watchdog. The promotion, for the VIP brand, was described as "cheeky" by...

Time to Embrace The E-Cigarette

Harry Brown | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Brown

The e-cigarette has been steadily growing in popularity. Just last year the number of students using the device doubled. E-cigarettes are fast becoming a fixture of modern society.

Stoptober Special: Don't be a Sucker for Smoking Substitutes

Shihab S Joi | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shihab S Joi

Don't believe any idiot who tells you electronic cigarettes are the answer. Make no mistake: they are evil.

Britain's First E-Cigarette Adverts Stubbed Out Over Baby and Nicotine Fears

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK

Britain's first three e-cigarette commercials have been swiftly banned following viewer complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority. The adve...

The Jury Is Out on E-Smoking

Dr Nitin Shori | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitin Shori

The e-cigarette debate was fuelled last week, with new research suggesting that some electronic pseudo cigarettes on the market could potentially be as harmful as tobacco.

WATCH: Are E-Cigarettes Cancerous?

PIX11 | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK

A new study suggests the new, popular alternative to smoking may not be any healthier than traditional cigarettes....

Tougher European Rules on Tobacco Products to Prevent the Young Picking Up a Deadly Habit

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

E-cigarettes, which can help people to stop smoking, are also part of the proposed revision. Although they should only be placed on the market under existing rules on medicinal products, member states should make sure they are also available outside pharmacies, according to the public health committee.

E-Cigarettes To Be Regulated

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK

Electronic cigarettes are to be classed as "medicines" under new proposals to tighten up the regulation of nicotine-containing products. Manufacturers...