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Research discredits theory that e-cigarettes make tobacco use socially acceptable

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Study suggests devices’ popularity does not make smoking more acceptable or appealing to young people, and may instead further discourage tobacco use. Centre for Substance Use and Research, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 20 December 2016 – A study conducted by the Glasgow-based Centre for Substance Use Research (CSUR) has cast doubt on the link suggested by some between the increased visibility of e-cigarette use and the renormalisation of smoking. The majority…

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MPs study the public health benefits of vaping

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Influential all party Parliamentary group on e-cigarettes hears from Public Health England, Cancer Research UK and the vaping industry. The All-Party Parliamentary Group on e-cigarettes this week took evidence from Public Health England, Cancer Research UK, and other representatives from the public health community and vaping industry, on the health impact of vaping and public perceptions of the use of e-cigarettes. Chairman of the APPG on e-cigarettes, MP for Rugby,…

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UK vaping industry claims World Health Organisation threat of vaping ban “could cost lives”

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The new trade body for the UK vaping industry has condemned the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) stance on vaping regulation as part of its plans for tobacco control. The biennial gathering of the WHO’s tobacco control group, described by one British MP as a “waste of money”, met in Delhi this week to discuss international strategies for tobacco harm reduction. The COP7 conference’s core mission is to combat tobacco use…

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