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European Parliament Endorses Smoking Cessation Tool



European Parliament Endorses Smoking Cessation Tool


Following the EU's Subcommittee on Public Health (SANT) endorsement on November 7, the European Parliament has now, in a full assembly, adopted the report recognising the significant role of vaping in aiding smoking cessation, says the World Vapers’ Alliance. This comprehensive adoption by the Parliament marks a pivotal moment in the fight against smoking-related illnesses.

Irish Government Pauses New Vape Tax



Irish Government Pauses New Vape Tax


The Irish Minister for Finance Michael McGrath has postponed the implementation of a vaping tax over concerns that it would discourage smokers who use e-cigarettes to quit smoking. Officials from the Department of Finance announced the step back in a pre-budget submission, noting that “a delicate balance needed to be struck”.

Liver Damage Study Retracted



Liver Damage Study Retracted


Gastroenterology Research journal published a study claiming to have found a link between vaping and “chronic” liver disease. Immediately, experts saw obvious flaws in the paper but the authors failed to address worries raised regarding their methodology and the trustworthiness of the team’s findings. Consequently, Gastroenterology Research has been forced to retract the junk science.

Hundreds Of Thousands Of Deaths Would Have Been Prevented In Greece



Hundreds Of Thousands Of Deaths Would Have Been Prevented In Greece


Almost 170,000 deaths could have been prevented in Greece from 2000 to 2019 if our country had followed the example of Sweden in the fight against smoking. That's according to the report Saving Lives Like Sweden signed by leading experts on smoking harm reduction from around the world.

New Approach Demanded



New Approach Demanded


Members of the European Parliament, together with consumer activists, called for a more open approach towards harm reduction in the EU. World No Tobacco Day took place on May 31 and was a reminder that traditional anti-smoking policies are not working anymore. Eight million deaths worldwide due to smoking should be reason enough to rethink traditional approaches and learn from countries that successfully reduced smoking rates, like Sweden.

Sweden Must Defend Its Success



Sweden Must Defend Its Success


Sweden must defend its successful harm reduction approach, the World Vapers’ Alliance’s director Michael Landl believes. Sweden is the most successful country worldwide in reducing smoking rates, but the Swedish approach is under pressure from the EU and the World Health Organisation.

Vaping a 'Small' Fraction of the Risks of Smoking



Vaping a 'Small' Fraction of the Risks of Smoking


The independent report was led by academics at King's College London with a group of international collaborators, and – at over 1400 pages - is the most comprehensive to date. Its main focus was a systematic review of the health risks and health effects of vaping - and broadly it found that vaping is overwhelmingly safer than smoking.

Switching Reduces Vascular Damage



Switching Reduces Vascular Damage


CoEHAR (Centre of Excellence for the acceleration of Harm Reduction) researchers, involved in the Replica project, have found that switching to electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products reduce the vascular damage and the onset of smoking-related diseases. The research findings are a strong challenge to the common misconception that using e-cigarettes and heated tobacco can be just as bad as smoking.

Lamentable Lung Coverage



Lamentable Lung Coverage


British newspapers are reproducing baseless American claims that vaping has caused severe lung damage. Despite the facts being known about the true cause of EVALI, it appears to still be a popular way of attacking electronic cigarettes. It follows the slightly less well covered story that a teen who has a double lung transplant has now admitted it was due to drug use.

Oz Study Finds Success



Oz Study Finds Success


Legalise Vaping Australia say a major study published in the prestigious Addictive Behaviours journal finds daily vapers are 100% more likely to quit smoking successfully. This is a problem for Australian smokers and current vapers because the federal government has banned over-the-counter sales and made accessing nicotine containing eliquid very difficult to do.

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