What do scientists think about vaping? – Riccardo Polosa at Vapexpo 2016, Paris 0

The Vapexpo 2016 event in Paris hosted a debate with four well-known figures who addressed the scientific actuality of vaping. In this third and last part, Riccardo Polosa starts with questions: “Is the e-cigarette good for me, does it have any impact on my health?" – This talk is for those asking these questions.

Jacques Le Houezec, Konstantinos Farsalinos, Jean-François Etter and Riccardo Polosa were on stage at Vapexpo 2016 to highlight current trends in e-cigarette research.

“Is the e-cigarette good for me, does it have any impact on my health?” – This talk is for those asking these questions.

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Ecigs and therapeutic claim, what is the risk and where do we go? 0

A Stanford University School of Medicine study shows that cessation themes are prevalent across advertising by e-cigarette brands with implicit messaging predominating over explicit quit claims.

Over 6 months (January – June 2015) advertising by 23 leading e-cigarette brands through social media channels and blogs as well as user-generated content (testimonials) appearing within brand-sponsored Web sites were analyzed by Stanford researchers. They isolated an explicit claim of cessation efficacy with unambiguous statements in favor of smoking cessation success. They also point out implicit claims that use euphemisms such as “It works”.

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BAT claims Ecig emissions 92-99% safer than cigarettes 0

Opinion: A scientific publication by the Tobacco leader BAT claims that the vapor emitted by their products is 92-99% less toxic than tobacco smoke. A myth or a reality?

 The Global Forum on Nicotine, held in Warsaw last June 2016, was the opportunity for stakeholders to meet and discuss on diverse subjects and especially about e-cigarettes. It was also the occasion for recognized scientific figures to present their last results about vaping, and the occasion for Big Tobacco companies to promote the most recent outcomes of their R&D department.

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NCBI: Substituting tobacco cigarettes with electronic cigarettes may substantially reduce exposure to tobacco toxicant. 0

From the The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Report:


We found that the e-cigarette vapors contained some toxic substances. The levels of the toxicants were 9 to 450 times lower than in cigarette smoke and were, in many cases, comparable to trace amounts found in the reference product.


Our findings are consistent with the idea that substituting tobacco cigarettes with electronic cigarettes may substantially reduce exposure to selected tobacco-specific toxicants....

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Reasons Why Smokers Turn to E-Cigarettes 0

The e-cigarette market ballooned to more than $3 billion dollars in profits. It would seem that more and more traditional smokers are turning to vapor devices in an effort to stop smoking tobacco cigarettes and to also try something new. There are many different reasons why “vaping” has become so popular.

Vaporizer Pen with Small Cloud

Technological Advancements

Technology continues evolving daily and involves almost every aspect of human existence. It was only a matter of time that someone would invent the means to smoke electronically. The simple technology involved in making e-cigarettes and the e-juices or aerosol liquids enable former tobacco smokers the leisure of getting nicotine in a modern and much cleaner method.

Cost-Effective Vaping Devices

Compared to conventional cigarettes and tobacco products in general, the tools needed for vaping come at a fraction of the cost. While the price of tobacco continually rises, smokers literally save thousands of dollars annually by converting to electronic smoking. Additionally, the savings become immediate once a smoker makes the conversion.

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BBC News: E-cigarettes should be offered to smokers, say doctors 0


Smokers should be offered and encouraged to use e-cigarettes to help them quit, says a leading medical body.

The UK's Royal College of Physicians says there is resounding evidence that e-cigarettes are "much safer" than smoking and aid quitting.

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Royal College of Physicians: Nicotine without smoke: Tobacco harm reduction 0

This report aims to provide a fresh update on the use of harm reduction in tobacco smoking, in relation to all non-tobacco nicotine products but particularly e-cigarettes. It concludes that, for all the potential risks involved, harm reduction has huge potential to prevent death and disability from tobacco use, and to hasten our progress to a tobacco-free society.

Some of the Reports Highlights:

  • People smoke because they are addicted to nicotine, but are harmed by other constituents of tobacco smoke.

Forbes: Royal College Of Physicians Says E-Cigarettes Can 'Prevent Almost All The Harm From Smoking' 0

In 1962, two years before U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry released his famous report on the health hazards of smoking, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) covered the same subject in a report that went further than Terry’s, linking cigarettes to cardiovascular disease as well as lung cancer and chronic bronchitis. Today the RCP issued another landmark report that should inspire imitation in the United States, endorsing e-cigarettes as a harm-reducing alternative to the combustible, tobacco-containing kind.

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Apple iWatch Best Apps: 9 Must Have Downloads 0

The Apple Watch is the latest and greatest accessory from Apple. Much like the iPhone, iPad and iPod, the Apple Watch seamlessly integrates with Mac computers as well as all of the other Apple technology. This new accessory is designed to not only tell time, but it also brings a variety of other features that Apple loves enjoy using on a daily basis. If you’re thinking about getting an Apple Watch or already own one, here are some of the essential downloads that you have to get a hold of.



Don’t you hate when an awesome song comes on the radio or when you’re out and you have no idea who sings it or what the name of the song is? Shazam makes your life much easier by identifying the exact song with a push of a button. All you have to do is click the Shazam icon, and it’ll start listening to the song. Within moments, it’ll let you know the artist and the song name. Then, you can take the song and easily download it on iTunes or add it to a Spotify playlist.

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FAA Says No to E-Cigs, Sort-Of 0

FAA Bans e-Cigarettes

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, e-Cigs are among the list of banned products on planes. While many would argue that they are not a form of “smoking” the FAA cites that they “contradict the no smoking ban” and that their propylene glycol emissions are a big no-no on board flights.