Tag Archives: Smokefree

UK Plan to Push its Smoke-free 2030 Target Includes Vaping

The report ‘The Khan review: Making smoking obsolete’ was an independent review of the UK government’s 2030 smoke-free policies, which encourage the use of vapes for smoking cessation. “It is great that the UK seems to keep supporting vaping to help smokers quit despite the unfounded attacks in other parts of the world. Vaping is proven to be one of the most successful smoking cessation methods. The UK is the beacon of hope for smokers who want to quit, and other governments should follow their lead,” said […]

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VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Smoke-free alternatives to cigarettes explained

Barely 15 months after President Rodrigo Duterte banned “the use, sale or purchase of e-cigarettes and tobacco products” to persons below 21 years old, the House of Representatives approved a bill lowering to 18 the minimum age of persons who can buy heated tobacco products (HTPs) and electronic nicotine/non-nicotine delivery systems (ENDs/ENNDS). House Bill No. 9007 or the Non-Combustible Nicotine Delivery Systems Regulation Act, passed on third and final reading last May, also allows, among others, online marketing and sale of HTPs and ENDs/ENNDS, subject to safeguards. […]

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Smoke-free Worksite Laws Curbing Vaping

A new observational study from researchers at the Yale School of Public Health suggests smoke-free worksite laws may yield reductions, not only in conventional cigarette use, but in the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems as well. The researchers also found that adding vaping restrictions to these laws did not lead to further reductions in use of electronic nicotine delivery systems. Indeed, such restrictions appeared to reduce smoke-free worksite laws’ effects on conventional cigarette use. By estimating effects on both smoking and vaping—an increasingly popular alternative to […]

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