Image: www.fda.gov Popular E Cigarettes To be Regulated By FDA As e cigarettes become more and more popular, naturally more attention is being paid to their safety and any potential risks they may have. Although many studies have been completed which show them to be safe to use, there may be room for some regulated warnings to come with them to ensure people use them safely. In recent news it has been publicised that the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) are considering placing warning labels on eliquid containing liquid nicotine. They are also considering placing a requirement on the packaging of eliquid to ensure that it is child-resistant.
Helen Flanagan Vows To Stay Of Cigarettes After smoking for years, former Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan has now vowed to stay off cigs for good after having her beautiful baby daughter recently. According to The Mirror, Helen decided to kick the habit as soon as she found out she was pregnant with baby Matilda. The gorgeous 24 year old not only decided to quit for the sake of her new baby, but because she plans to expand her brood with partner Scott in the near future.
Recently, a news story was published suggesting that e cigarettes where a gateway to smoking for adults and more worryingly, under 18’s. However, new evidence has been released that dismisses the gateway theory, further emphasising what many from the eliquid community have already said – vaping does not necessarily lead to smoking. The research, provided by Cancer Research in a recent news story shows that smoking e cigarettes does not guarantee a user will begin smoking normal cigarettes regularly. Professor Linda Bauld of Stirling University Stated:
Danger To Pets Spike With Increase In Electronic Cigarette Popularity E Cigarettes are becoming more and more popular, which means the potential danger for pets will naturally rise as more people have products containing liquid nicotine in their homes. News reports show that in cases involving animals being exposed to nicotine have risen from over 200 animals in 2011, to over 300 animals in 2013. So although vaping is considered to be safe for you, the associated paraphernalia may pose a significant risk to your pets as nicotine is an incredible dangerous poison.
Naval Medical Officers Declare Vaping Is Not A Risk Recently a fugitive whistleblower claimed unauthorised vaping was a safety risk on board Royal Navy nuclear submarines, leading the naval medical officers having to perform a full health and safety investigation to determine whether or not this is the case. This has led to some unexpected positive press for the e cigarette community, as the naval medical officers have now declared vaping is not a risk and sailors are free to vape on board.
Another Blow For Vapers In another blow to the e cigarette community, a recent story by the London Evening Standard details Southern Rail’s plan to ban e cigarettes from the last week in July. Many different companies and retailers have chosen to ban the use of e cigarettes, however, this is the first time a major company used by so many people has publically stated it intends to ban the use of these devices.
Smoking is now recognised and accepted as being incredibly unhealthy. There was once a time when smoking was glamorized in adverts, and you were able to smoke inside public places, and even on planes. However, a lot is now known about how dangerous this habit is, so it’s no surprise one of the worlds biggest killers is now banned in so many places, in so many different countries. The UK has some of the strictest laws on smoking in the world, but how do other countries compare?
Scotland has recently put forward an e cigarettes bill which will mean the sale of e cigarettes and their associated products will be banned for those under the age of 18. Despite various research studies and statistics showing that e cigarettes are safe to use and are not a gateway to smoking normal cigarettes, anti-tobacco campaigners have still welcomed the bill. Ash (Action on Smoking and Health) Scotland stated that they believe “electronic cigarettes are less damaging to health than traditional cigarettes” (http://www.scotsman.com/news/scotland/top-stories/e-cigarette-bill-welcomed-by-campaigners-1-3793929)
E cigarettes are getting extremely popular, and according to a survey carried out by ASH (Action Against Smoking) they helped half a million people in the UK quit smoking last year (BBC News). In the article by BBC News, it stated that the ASH research had shown that in the UK “there are now 2.6 million UK vapers, up from 2.1 million in 2014.”.
Are you finding you’re vaping and putting out less steam than a cold cup of tea? There are lots of reasons this can happen, ranging from the vaping techniques you use to issues with the E cigarette itself. If you are experiencing this problem, the first thing you need to do is figure out what’s actually going wrong. You can’t fix an issue if you don’t know what’s causing the issue right?
These days, it seems like everyone is vaping. You only have to take a short trip to the shop to see someone lovingly holding an e cigarette to their mouth. However, for everyone else, vaping is still a little bit weird. When you don’t vape you see all these people walking around holding these Alice In Wonderland style pipes and wonder what on earth they are doing. Plus, you have to remember many people have heard uneducated information about vaping, which makes them wary and suspicious. Because of this reason, despite the fact e cigarettes are completely legal, many pubs, bars, eateries and public transport companies have banned the use of e cigarettes. This means us innocent, vaping folk are still put in the same box as people who smoke normal cigarettes which is sad, but very true at the moment. With this in mind, there’s cause for a little creativity when it comes to vaping in public places.
Image: http://thewaltdisneycompany.com/ Disney is popular with children and adults alike, but the very basis of their entire corporation is bringing imagination, inspiration and entertainment to children’s lives. Because of this, Disney have now taken the decision to ban on screen smoking in every single one of their films, including Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilm. The only exception is when historical figures appear smoking because they may have smoked at that time in history, nonetheless even then the act of smoking in that instance is never glamorised.
Earth Day We all ponder around this little blue marble getting on with our busy daily lives without really giving much thought to the planet in which we reside. For this reason Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, decided to create a national day which would help to raise awareness of the environment and the effects of pollution. The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970, and has grown from strength to strength every year gaining a worldwide following with 192 countries at present celebrating it annually.
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that the first few weeks of quitting tobacco are the hardest. It’s a habit, and for many it’s a habit they’ve been maintaining for years, so to suddenly stop completely is a very big ask. “People will suffer from nicotine withdrawal symptoms as well as the psychological challenges of ending something that may have been a big part of their daily life”, says Brian Jones, a councillor at Quit, a national charity that helps people kick their tobacco habit for good.
There’s always someone who is ‘impossible’ to buy for. Maybe it’s your dad, who doesn’t seem to be able to get excited about anything, or your difficult-to-please partner perhaps? Whoever it is, if they vape you’re onto a winner. Even if they’re currently a tobacco-smoker, their birthday could be the perfect time to get them onto a healthier alternative!
You might be surprised to hear that until earlier last month, most councils in Britain would prevent those who smoked e-cigarettes from adopting children under five years old. . E-cigarette users have been considered in the same category as smokers of conventional tobacco cigarettes, making their homes ‘a risk’ for young children.
Some of us try new e-liquid flavours every time we order, or even every time we vape! And some of us like to find something we like and stick to it. Whatever your approach, have you ever wondered what your favourite flavour says about you?
Once you’ve bought your e-cigarette, equipment and chosen your flavours, you might think that that’s all there is to it, right? Well, not necessarily. There are various methods by which you can significantly improve your vaping experience completely safely.
So it’s been a little while since you smoked any tobacco, and you’re feeling more and more comfortable. No matter how long it’s been since you quit, it’s understandable to start wondering how long it will take for your body to begin to heal itself, or if you’ve done any permanent damage.
E-liquids are still fairly new to the world, so not everyone knows how to use them to their full potential. ‘Steeping’ is to “blend, age and mature an e-liquid, to the point where the best flavour can be obtained”, so much like ageing a wine or a whiskey, it’s about getting the best out of something with time.
Getting fit is something we all want to do, and probably our annual New Years resolution, but not many of us are still sticking with it in March. Is it a lack of time, motivation, energy or money?
Unsurprisingly, St Patrick’s Day is one of the most popular drinking days in the calendar, not only in Ireland and the UK, but in the US too. With approximately six million Brits claiming Irish ancestry, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate. Many who are used to celebrating St Patrick’s Day year after year will remember a time when most Irish pubs in Britain and Ireland were thick with smoke on Paddy’s Day and also on any other popular night out you could think of, but since the smoking ban this is thankfully, for many, a thing of the past.
Dr Derek Yach, a former member of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Tobacco Control group has written a column for the Spectator saying he disagrees with the WHO’s stance on e-cigarettes, claiming that “their intransigence threatens more profound progress”.
Most smokers and tobacco-users have tried to quit multiple times, horrified by the numerous government-funded TV ads and billboards that serve to put people off the habit, not to mention their own doctor’s advice. It’s a given that we all want to live a long, happy and healthy life, but tobacco-smokers are directly putting their health at risk on a daily basis, wasting a huge proportion of their income, and putting their loved ones at risk too. Some people reassure themselves with tales of their tobacco-smoking grandparents, who never quit and lived to be 90 years old, but few are this lucky, and we now live in a time where we’re armed with information and have no more excuses.
We all put off cleaning our oven or fridge – it’s often easier to ignore the dirt than to get stuck in with the rubber gloves. However, many of us take our e-cigarette everywhere we go and use them on a daily basis, so the same rules can’t really apply. An e-cigarette is fundamentally an electronic device, so dirt can be surprisingly destructive. By cleaning it regularly you’ll make sure the battery life is retained, your e-liquid tastes fresh, and it all works as it should do. E-liquid can leak and damage the battery quite easily, so if your charger can’t make its mind up between red and green, you may have a leaking, faulty e-cigarette, with a build-up of dirt, on your hands.
Smoking In Cars While Children Present Gets Me “Fuming” While obviously the title of the post was done in jest – the subject of smoking in cars when there are children present really gets to me. It is beyond my comprehension how parents can happily sit in the front of their vehicles ‘puffing’ away while their innocent child is poisoned in the back seat. You ask any parent if they would knowingly feed their children poison and I can guarantee that they would look at you with disgust for asking such a vile question but yet some of these same people will happily smoke in front of their children essentially equating to the same thing.
In America there has been a massive surge in the electronic cigarette market which has lead to an increase in the amount of calls to poison control centres regarding children being poisoned by eliquid.
Study Reveals Pregnant Women More Likely To Quit If Paid A new study published in the British Medical Journal has revealed that pregnant women are more likely to quit if they were given a paid incentive. The study offered the women £400 worth of vouchers which lead to higher success rates than those women who were given the standard NHS anti smoking advice.
Bristol Kicks Off Voluntary Outdoor Smoking Ban Yesterday Bristol introduced a new voluntary outdoor scheme that are the UKs first major outdoor smoking free zones. Both Millennium square and Anchor Square, which are popular family hotspots are the chosen areas in which the ban will take place. Although no enforceable ban will be imposed on smokers that choose to ignore the 11 signs placed around the areas asking them to not light up. Scheme Has A Lot Of Backing The scheme has had a tremendous amount of support from local businesses, the city council and health campaigners. However the lobbying group Forest feels the ban is unjustified and unfair. The director of the Forest said: “Smoking is banned in all enclosed public places. Now campaigners want to ban it outside. This is creeping prohibition. Read More Here: Bristol squares aim to stub out cigarettes with voluntary outdoor smoking ban