As serious concerns about mental health personnel not receiving adequate training to help patients quit smoking are raised, a new report published by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) is urging local authorities to take action by implementing training programmes. Data gathered across the globe keep indicating that mental health patients are more likely to smoke than individuals who do...
"The use of the word 'healthier' in this context, as if it is synonymous with 'less harmful," is misleading if not deceitful," said Honaramooz, a professor and researcher in the Western College of Veterinary Medicine's Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences. "In the absence of evidence, the premise for claiming e-cigarettes as being less harmful than smoking is shaky." Honaramooz's successful...

UK E-Cig Stores Back Open

The UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) has celebrated the fact that vape shops across England and Wales are expecting to welcome...

Juul Leaves Canadian Vaping Industry Trade Association

Juul Labs is leaving Canada’s Vaping Industry Trade Association (VITA), citing nonalignment on critical policy issues. “While we have appreciated the opportunity...

Wiped Out | Canadian E-Liquid Manufacturer Talks Nic Caps & Flavour...

It’s astonishing to witness how swift the Canadian vaping industry’s fortunes have changed following the legalization and regulation of vapour products...

How Does This Article Make You Feel?

Using data science to predict the emotional resonance of New York Times articles for better ad placement Last year, the Advertising team at...

About that Facebook trust ranking

To the complete horror and amusement of those watching the grand experiment Facebook is doing on everyone, this week we found...

Mark Zuckerberg says he wants more regulation for Facebook

On March 30th Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s boss, wrote about his company’s future for the second time in a month. His first...

Teenage Brains May Be Especially Vulnerable to Marijuana and Other Drugs

Teenagers are more likely to get hooked on marijuana, stimulants and other recreational drugs than college-aged or older adults. Adolescents and teenagers...

Vaping nicotine, smoking cannabis can affect teens’ sex life, school marks:...

Young users of cannabis or vapes are more likely to engage in risky sexual behaviour, the study warns. Teenagers who smoke cannabis...

Yesterday’s Clean Sweep for Drug Policy Reform Suggests That Prohibition May...

Ballot initiatives continue to reverse marijuana prohibition while making the treatment of other drugs less oppressive and more tolerant. It may be...
How does vaping affect cells, and can it cause DNA damage? Imperial Brands scientists have utilised Toxys' ToxTracker suite of stem-cell based in-vitro assays, which provide mechanistic insight into the potential DNA damaging properties of chemicals, comparing vape e-liquid samples and their aerosols to combustible cigarette smoke. Imperial scientists are the first to publish results using the ToxTracker system for the...
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), also known as vapes, are gaining popularity among youths in many parts of the world, including the US and Europe. These young vapers are often unaware their e-cigarettes contain nicotine, an addictive substance that is also present in tobacco cigarettes. Little do vapers know that their habit may also endanger non-vapers. Vapers may expose others to e-cigarette emissions. The danger of passive vaping Passive vaping, or secondhand...

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